Booking Through Thursday–Favorite Quotes

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This week’s question:

Valentina asks: Do you have a favorite quote from a book?

This is a tough question, as I have a lot of favorite quotes from books. I really need to set aside a document on my computer and enter in all the quotes I love as I’m reading. Here are a few I have saved. These are not necessarily my absolute favorites, but a few that I love.

“And that’s when she put her book down. And looked at me. And said it: ‘Life isn’t fair, Bill. We tell our children that it is, but it’s a terrible thing to do. It’s not only a lie, it’s a cruel lie. Life is not fair, and it never has been, and it’s never going to be.'” -William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“Being raised as a military brat has a way of making things blur together, simply because of how often you have to move. Friends come and go, clothing is packed and unpacked, households are continually purged of unnecessary items, and as a result, not much sticks. It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good- and bad- to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.”
Nicholas Sparks- The Lucky One

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”
— Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead)

“You may not see it now,” said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo’s puzzled face, “but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in the pond; and whenever you’re sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it’s much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.”
— Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth)

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Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

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George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire

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George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire

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John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

I think that’s enough for now, though I have a ton more. =)

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