Quotables

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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Top 10 Tuesday: Estelle’s Fav Quotes from Books

I’m that person who is always jotting lyrics from songs and quotes from books onto tiny pieces of paper and stuffing them in my purse. Or taking pictures of book pages with my iPhone. That’s a new obsession. Proof:

^ I was reading You Have Seven Messages on a road trip to Connecticut and it was easier to take photos. Review to come!

It was hard to narrow down ten for this list. A lot of the times my favorite quotes are really dependent on how I’m feeling at the time. But these are from a wide range of books from over the years. Enjoy! (Don’t forget to check out Jen’s classy list of quotes over at the Broke and Bookish!)

1. “We had pathetically simple dreams: to do meaningful work we could be proud of, to be together, and to be happy.” from God Shaped Hole by Tiffani Debartolo

I’m always singing the praises of this book. I read it for the first time in 2002 and since then, it has remained one of my favorite books. It’s an epic love story with some edgy, creative writing.

2. “She filed those moments away like precious documents, wore them smooth with memory, collected them like bits of prayers.” from The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith

This line is so beautiful, it makes my heart hurt. Jennifer has such a way with words, and this wasn’t a huge moment in The Comeback Season but I remember falling in love with it.

3. “You hurt me but I love you.” from You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

Probably the simplest line in the world, but whoa. So true.

4. “Once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.” from Let It Snow by John Green

Another simple thought, pieced together so nicely. And again, TRUTH.

5. “Maybe that’s what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.”  from Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin

I read over this quote a lot. There are so many quotes about love out there but this one seems to be the most realistic.

6. “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”  from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

An oldie but goody. I’ve loved this quote for a long time. Apparently, I’m afraid of change. No a common theme in literature at all.

7.  “I thought he should have realized sooner that important people don’t show up very often, and you should hold on to them when they do. Maybe I was smarter than he was all along, because that was something I’d always known.”  from Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

This quote would have been helpful when I was a teenager. Even now, it is.

8. “Gone for a while / Hoping, always, to return / If you will let me.” from Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

There are so many quoteworthy moments in the entire Jessica Darling series. But I like this one the most. It’s about forgiveness and moving forward. Oh those haikus in the fifth book reduced me to sloppy tears. Let me tell you.

9. “In this universe, there are no time machines or keys that can turn hearts back around.” from Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

I probably could have underlined this whole book. But I didn’t, somehow.  A quote about regret and moving forward. This one is so honest but it takes a lot to really accept its meaning.

10. “It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

This is Wilbur talking about Charlotte. Short and sweet, but I love this quote so much. Classic!

…gotta say, this is probably one of my favorite Top 10 Tuesday memes. I’m so excited to see what everyone else picked!