I love a good book quote and I used to be better at sharing them! I thought today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday was the perfect time to share a few quotes from my recent reads that stood out to me.
Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end, but all the best stories begin in a library.
Read as many books as you can. Choose courage over caution. Take time to visit libraries. Look for light in the darkness. Have faith in yourself. Know that love is what matters most.
There are some things you have only once in a lifetime, and then only if you’re lucky.
Creating special language to influence people’s behavior and beliefs is so effective in part simply because speech is the first thing we’re willing to change about ourselves . . . and also the last thing we let go.
That’s because language doesn’t work to manipulate people into believing things they don’t want to believe; instead, it gives them license to believe ideas they’re already open to. Language—both literal and figurative, well-intentioned and ill-intentioned, politically correct and politically incorrect—reshapes a person’s reality only if they are in an ideological place where that reshaping is welcome.
Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods.
There are enough people running around in here. It’s starting to feel like an episode of Scooby-Doo.
It’s complicated. But pain and fear have a way of simplifying things.
Orquídea didn’t like it because she knew she wasn’t a flower, delicate and pretty and waiting to be plucked. For what? To be smelled? To sit in a glass of water until she withered? She was more than that. She wanted to be rooted so deep into the earth that nothing, no human, no force of nature, save an act of the heavens themselves, could rip her out.
You have to focus all of your energy on that connection every family has. It’s in our bones, our blood. More than that, it’s in the questions we need answered. The secrets, the traumas, and legacies that we don’t know we’ve inherited, even if we don’t want them.
When she’d met Orquídea Montoya, she saw a whisper of a girl who wanted to become a scream.
Destroying what someone else cherished never brought back what you yourself had lost. All it did was spread grief like a contagion.
What someone is means nothing about what kind of person they are. Truth is in actions.
The greater the desire, the greater the suffering, and now she desired greatness itself.
There is a point when a man may swim back to shore, but he was past it. There was nothing left but to be swallowed by the enormity of the sea.
Vampires drained you one way or another.
Don’t deceive yourself…this is not a love story.