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In my reading, I’ve tried to be a lot more intentional about highlighting passages that speak to me. I’ve been terrible about this in the past. It’s been on a few of my lists over our three years that it’s something I wanted to get better about doing. So here I am. Sharing things I’ve loved in this quotables post. I hope you’ll pick up one of these books, love a passage, or just enjoy this slight change of pace.

Please note that if there are any grammatical or spelling errors that they are mine alone. I tried to make the quotes fancy and pretty. 🙂

jenny han quotes

To All the Boys is just really, really something special. I can’t wait for Estelle to read it so we can chat about it. Could anything be more true than this quote? I think it is scary how love changes. Especially being a woman who has been married for 10 years and hearing about how all these couples just decide their marriages aren’t working after 30+. I know, I know it’s all about continuing to change and evolve together. I get that, but it’s still frightening, right?

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liz czukas quote

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I’ve talked to my husband about this so much: why are we sent directly to college? I have a huge, huge amount of debt for a degree I’m not using. That I barely used. Why? Because I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I hope that if our children don’t have a clear path, we can really figure out how to steer them in the right directly without pushing them into something they’ll hate. Does anyone else wish they’d had more time to make a decision?

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quote by claudia gray

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I know, I’m talking about my daughter a lot here, but wow this was so true. IS so true. I think I’ve realized how thick my skin is because I have someone that needs my protection.

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chelsey philpot quote

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This was just a favorite moment of Even in Paradise. Such a huge, revelatory moment. I mean, how beautiful is this? Especially in this day and age where we’re SO about the documentation and social media…*so guilty*…I want to live soaking it all in. Like no camera could ever possibly capture the greatness of it all.

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December 31, 2014 - 8:01 am

Goodbye to 2014 + End of Year Book Survey | Magan - […] did a post with a few of my favorite ones! Here’s one I particularly […]

November 20, 2014 - 8:39 am

Lisa @ Bookish Broads - I love finding great quotes! And as someone who hasn’t read any of these books, I am especially drawn to them now!

November 19, 2014 - 7:44 pm

Alexa S. - Magan, what PHENOMENAL quotables you’ve included in your post today! I’ve actually read every single one of these books, so I know how they fit in the context of each story. But also, they’re all things I personally relate to and think about in real life! In particular, I could focus on the first – about love, and how it changes. I’d like to think it grows, and it’s a choice to grow together or apart in spite of whatever external things come your way! Loved this post, and hope you share more quotables!

November 19, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - These are so fantastic. About that first one, it just gripped me so hard just now because YES love can go away but it can also be restored! How wonderful and scary and exciting and awesome! I love this. So hard. Thanks for sharing it.

November 19, 2014 - 12:26 pm

C.M. Boers - I love taking quotes out of books! Though I haven’t been good at it either. Sometimes I don’t even think about it! Then I stumble upon a commonly highlighted quote when I’m reading and think “yes!” Great idea to lay them all out!

November 19, 2014 - 11:39 am

Jessica - I love these quotes! I totally agree that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has so many great quotes. I don’t highlight passages but I love placing mini stickies on the page where the quote I like is.

I love A Great and Terrible Beauty and there’s just so many great quotes in the book such as, “We are all unkind from time to time. We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.”.

November 19, 2014 - 10:42 am

Brianna - I love highlighting passages in books. I’ve done it a half-dozen times with the book I’m reading now and that’s just in chapter one. It’s not really because the passages speak to me for any particular reason, but because the writing is so gorgeous and I aspire to write like that.

November 19, 2014 - 10:36 am

Lauren at Bookmark Lit - Love all of these quotes!! I’ve read a few of the books and have the others on my TBR, so I guess I’m headed in the right direction 🙂

November 19, 2014 - 9:38 am

Rebecca - Love all of these and hearing why you loved them, too. You definitely make me want to go read them and discover them myself, on the page. Cool post 🙂

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