December 26, 2012

Top 10 Best Quotes of 2012

Top 10
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I took a breath, reminding myself that I was awesome. I was not insecure or shy. I was just a virgin. No big deal. And if I ever wanted to not be a virgin, I was going to have to have sex. Time to man, um.. woman, up. "Are you waiting for an invitation?" I asked, eyeing him standing carefully outside my door. "Is this the part where you tell me you're a vampire?"
He chuckled. "No, I promise the paleness is only because I'm British.

I do trust you, is what I want to say. But it isn't true - I didn't trust him to love me despite the terrible things I had done. I don't trust anyone to do that,but that isn't his problem; it's mine.





I stand up and walk toward her because my days of wanting more are over. If I want more, I need to go and get it, demand it, take hold of it with all my might, and do the best I can with it.





Except that night didn't change my life. I changed it. I have to stop acting like I have no control over these things. Like I'm letting them just happen to me. These are my choices. For better or worse.




And yet I understood the alienation of being around others who couldn't really see you or chose not to. I'd felt the self-loathing that came with being fraud, portraying an image of what you wished you could be but weren't. I'd lived with the fear that the people you loved might turn away from you if they ever got to know the true person hidden inside.


The future seemed so close. If I could reach out and grab it, I would guard it with my life.




A naked blade hid nothing, feared nothing. She wanted to be like that. Because that was how you found yourself, created yourself. You didn’t hide. You didn’t wait for the perfect moment to settle on you like a butterfly, like magic.
You went out and made magic. Made your own wishes come true.



You're right. It won't happen again. Because I'm done with trying to make people care about me. I shouldn't have to work so hard to get those that I love to love me back. No one else has to try so damn hard. No one. Just me. Just Lana McDaniel. I've had it. If I am so difficult to want then I don't need anyone. I've managed alone this far. I'm freaking pro!



Kitten..." "Don't Kitten me." I scowled, on a roll now. "You left around five or so and didn't get back till when? Past two in the morning? What were you guys doing? And get that stupid smile off your face. This isn't funny." Daemon tried to get rid of the smile but failed. "I love when your claws come out. 





I go out with a guy who, when he's being serious, is interesting and funny and sort of sweet. We get along well enough, too, but if I'm completely honest with myself, I don't see a future with him. I can't even see us together when school starts, let alone see myself trying to date him long-distance or go visit him when he's in college. And I know we just started dating, but isn't that what I should be imagining if I was really into him - isn't that part of the reason why people start to dating? Yet I choose to date him rather than hold out for someone I could love. Why? Because his ex-girlfriend is a bitch? Because he's pretty? Because it feels good to be liked? Because I don't want to date someone I really care about since it will hurt more when it ends? Since I'd have to try?

Well, well. This was pretty fantastic!! I had an awesome time picking up quotes :) What Top 10 did you choose today? Leave me links and I'll check them out! :)



12 comments :

Ellen said...

Great quotes!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

OMG I loved that line in Losing It when I read it! HAHA So funny. I love quotes so this was a great topic! :)

Thanks for stopping by my post!

~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

Adriana C said...

Great quotes! My favorites were Opal, Losing It and Jellico Road.

Thanks for visiting My Top Ten Strong female characters in 2012

Amy said...

Love those!!! Great picks!!

Jennifer said...

Love all the quotes you chose! I especially liked the Opal and Insurgent ones. Great job!

Princess Ash said...

There is too much genius up in this post. How am I supposed to speak to people when I will be permanently comparing everything I say to these language masters' use of words?

Patricia said...

Why do you spoil me so? With all those quotes, omg. Now I want to read the books.. AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Great quotes! Losing It cracks me up! And Insurgent was very insightful about relationships and trust. Speechless was inspiring an of course Opal was sexy and hilarious. Daemon loves when kitten gets jealous and brings her claws out!

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Oooh, best quotes! Awesome! :D

Lauren's Loquacious Lit said...

That's a great collection of quotes, not only do they stand alone, but they provide a great representation of the books as well. Great job!

Jesse Burgoyne said...

Omg! I love these quotes! You have no idea how bad I want to read Unraveling and that quote was amazing. And the Opal quote? Oh man, I love Daemon soooo much!

Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

Carina Olsen said...

Awesome quotes sweetie! <3 Thank you so much for sharing :D Love the Insurgent one. Even though it makes me pissed off at Tris :p She should have loved Tobias more.. to be honest :D Hih. <3 Anyway. They are all amazing :)
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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