April 23, 2016

Read-a-thon: Hour 9 Mini Challenge "Share a Quote"



Hello lovely readathoners! Enjoying the read-a-thon? Its Hour 9 and you are doing a great job! I hope you are having a fabulous time. My name is Nea, and I am hosting the Mini challenge Share a Quote!

Task:
Pick a quote from the book that you are reading or books that you've read during this read-a-thon. I love quotes, so I would really love hear the one that made a big impression on you. The quote should be: FUNNY (or hilarious) or ROMANTIC (or sexy) or INSPIRING or WOW THIS IS WRITTEN SO BEAUTIFULLY.

Share a comment with the quote, and your twitter so I can contact you.
If you want you can leave a link to your Read-a-thon post so I can check out your blog :) Its always nice to meet new book bloggers!

To get you inspired, I am gonna share some of my favourite quotes ever from my favourite books. 

Funny quote: 

Romantic quote:

Inspiring quote:

Wow this is written so beautifully quote:
Okay, so this is it. The challenge will run for 6 full hours (till hour 14). I will pick a winner and notify them on twitter or their blog, and she/he can choose a prize from the Readathon Prize page. If you win, you will fill out the form noting that you are the Hour 9 Share a Quote winner.  

Good luck and happy reading lovely people! ;)



119 comments :

Heather Bowman said...

"I'm a { } in the middle of the people who love me, an emptiness in their sentence." -from Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Twitter: @_fieldofheather

alexseanchai said...

"If we have had a feminism that caused us to get out of the house, is there not also room for a feminism that would bring us back home, so that our homes would reflect ourselves and would once more have a soul?"

Ginette Paris in Pagan Meditations, as quoted by Janet Bubar Rich in Hestia -- Goddess of the Hearth. I'm @AlexConall, and if OpenID behaves then my handle should link to my Dreamwidth.

Colleen Burns said...

"In the action business, when you don't want to say ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover', it's more heroic." Dead Beat by Jim Butcher I love how Harry Dresden has such a mix of characteristics

Marcelina Meler said...

Here is my quote that I posted on Twitter from a currently reading book:
https://twitter.com/Marsianomo/status/723966233113141249
And this is my reading blog, if you are interested!
http://lollipopsbooks.blogspot.com/

Blogger said...

I don't give a tinkers toot what your mommy thinks! the Trunchbull yelled and with that she lunged forward and grabbed hold of Amanda's pigtails in her right fist and lifted her off the ground. -Matilda

Amanda Miles said...

@TheMusicGirl020 "Stay golden, Ponyboy."

Jen said...

“While I'm gone," Gansey said, pausing, "dream me the world. Something new for every night.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
Twitter: @jenscott1012

Unknown said...

"That may have been the exact moment she fell in love with him." - 172 Hours on the Moon. It doesn't make much sense out of context, but this moment was so random that it made me burst out laughing!
Twitter: @queen_assbutt

He Said Books Or Me said...

From Valerie @ Hesaidbooksorme.blogspot.com

Sarah Morrison said...

Reliving my childhood and giving a shoutout to my home State that I am far away from with: "Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin..."
Twitter: @srweiss
Blog: tuscanyandbeyond.wordpress.com

Rachel West said...

"Fairytales are also always dark until that light comes and it is earned. I wanted to rescue myself. And I did. I wanted to become a lady. And although it took years, I feel like I did. ... You can be a warrior and be full of grace and class."
-Drew Barrymore, "Wildflower"

(Twitter: @SalliesLibrary)

Leslie D said...

Funny quote:

"Cats are different, though. A cat won't curry favor even if it's in their best interests to do so. A cat can't be a hypocrite. If more preachers were like cats, this would be a religious country again."

—Stephen King from a short story called "L.T.'s Theory of Pets" (Everything's Eventual)

My twitter is: @missdalope
My blog is: www.lesliesbookblog.wordpress.com

Lilians Books said...

"Like, see this ball here? Well, actually you don't. You only see one side of the ball the only way you ever see the whole thing is like this. [spins the basketball on his finger]" my Twitter is lilians_books!!

Dana said...

Here's one that's always made me giggle:

“She's under duress," Peaseblossom said.
"I don't care if she's under duress, over it, or alongside it," Moth said. "Nothing in this world supersedes cake.”


― Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars

Twitter: @heart1lly_

Zwiebelbaguette said...

I have to translate it as it's in German.

"I drive to the gym. It's 50 meters from home. I can't find any parking space. This place sucks! I'm driving home and returning by foot. When I come to the gym again, there's a free parking space. I'm going home to get the car, so I won't have to walk afterwards."
(Trust me, in German it sounds a lot funnier)

Twitter: @zwiebelbaguette

Rob Nunn said...

Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of s gigantic hound!

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles

@rob_nunn

GothicVamperstein said...

"Remember that you're always around you. The only person you have to live with for the rest of your life, and you need to make sure that you not only love yourself, but you enjoy being around yourself!"

(From This is About You by Mary England).

emilissa15 said...

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Welp, it was difficult to choose. This is one of the most inspiring quotes of that book, IMO. Twitter: @emilissa15

Irene E. Jensen said...

A funny quote:
“So we can’t start a fire. We can’t fly. We can’t create a force field. We are the most bullshit superheroes.”
― Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer

A inspiring quote, that's actually the dedication in the book, but it's just too great not to share!
“This book is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one, for anyone who has woken up crying and gone to bed the same way, for anyone who has had to learn that it’s okay to not be okay. Surviving isn’t strength, it’s continuing to breathe one day at a time; strength is learning to live despite the pain.”
― Jasinda Wilder, Falling into You

You can visit me at @boghunden across social media, and at www.boghunden.dk :)

Kim said...

"Even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you'd be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved"
Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

Kristen said...

Here is my quote:

"They will suffer whatever I chose to bestow upon them, be it friendship or war."

- From Granuaile: Queen of Storms
by Dave Hendrick (Writer)


My twitter: @bookgoil
My blog post for the readathon (not quite up to date yet!): http://thebookmonsters.com/12903-2/

TheSimFiles said...

"The strong aren't always strong and the weak aren't always weak. And one day, when you stumble-and you will- you'll need someone to help you stand." First life by Gena Showalter

Katarina Pavlović said...

"I’ve lived to bury my desires,
And see my dreams corrode with rust;
Now all that’s left are fruitless fires
That burn my empty heart to dust."

-Eugene Onegin by Pushkin

@TotallyRandom_C

Lisa Hundley said...

"Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable" from a Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Www.Twitter.com/lisahundley1369

Kait Goodwin said...

"Sometimes placebos work even if you suspect they’re placebos." -Blind by Rachel DeWaskin

My twitter is @goodwinkait and my book account is @srbykait (but everywhere else is Scintillating Reads)

TheSimFiles said...

my twitter: @_gravity_falls1

Lisa Hundley said...

"Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable" from a Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Www.Twitter.com/lisahundley1369

Whitney said...

"You can never have too much sky. You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad. Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky. Butterflies too are few and so are flowers and most things that are beautiful. Still, we take what we can get and make the best of it." The House on Mango Street
Whitney @MustReadSoon

Isi said...

I'm reading "We were Liars", and here is my quote:

"Touching him is familiar and unfamiliar.
We have been here before.
Also we have never been here before.
For a moment,
or for minutes,
for hours, possibly,
I am simply happy, here with Gat's body beneath my hands."

My twitter is @isiorejas

Thanks for the mini-challenge!

Andrea Hatfield said...

"Very few people are going to believe him at first, Aelana." she'd say. "One crazy prophet of doom is as good as another." Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair Twitter: @Andrea_Idona

Bratsarica said...

Let's tie it to a flagpole until it dries," I said. We had both seen the boxes in which our parents kept the dried cords of all their children. "This one was yours, and this yours," my mother would say to us brothers and sisters, and fill us with awe that she could remember (2.109).
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston. It's so funny - they talk about the ombilical cord. Nothing you'd see in a tradition book I'd say!

Twitter: @0aki (with zero)

leishacaine said...

Thanks for a fun challenge :)

Twitter: @leisha_caine

“What, you didn’t pack your lunch?” Ty asked sarcastically as he
shifted around in the seat and wedged himself against the door. He kicked a
foot up and propped it on the console between the two front seats.
“Sure, in my SpongeBob SquarePants lunch box. I have the thermos,
too,” Morrison shot right back.
Zane kept his mouth shut, eyes moving between the two men, and
occasionally back to the driver, who was casually paying attention.
Ty stared at the kid and narrowed his eyes further. “Spongewhat?” he
asked flatly.
Zane didn’t even try to hold back the chuckle when Morrison looked
at Ty like he’d lost his mind.
“Spongewha … you’re yanking my chain, aren’t you?” Morrison
said. “Henny, he’s yanking my chain.”
“Yeah, well, that’s what you getting for waving it in his face,” the
driver answered reasonably.
“What the hell is a SpongeBob?” Ty asked Zane quietly in the
backseat.”
― Madeleine Urban, Cut & Run

niori1709 said...

Nonetheless those twain departed hand in hand, and they fared together through the northern woods, and oftentimes were they seen dancing magic dances down the hill, and their name became heard far and wide.
- The Tale of Tinuviel in The Book of Lost Tales 2 (The History of Middle Earth vol 2), JRR Tolkien

(If I could, I would put this entire story under a quote for romantic, TBH)

I don't have Twitter, but here's my blog! http://niori1709.livejournal.com/

A Angelo said...

“'Magnus, you were trying to flirt with your own plate.'
'I'm a very open-minded sort of fellow!'”

-The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

alegeuse said...

“You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.” Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

twitter: @omgbetelgeuse

Stitch W. said...

“The trouble was, September didn’t know what sort of story she was in.” – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

@exsixtwosix

Unknown said...

“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” -Beloved
Twitter: @responsibleish
Blog: https://expandingbookshelf.wordpress.com/

Elizabeth Green said...

“Miracles, contrary to popular belief, do not just happen. A miracle is the achievement of the impossible, and it is only when we put aside out greed, anger, pride and prejudice so that our minds are open and ready to accept it, that a miracle can occur.”
― The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

@Lizzardreads on twitter

SillyLittleRavenclaw said...

"There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse" - Will Herondale from Clockwork Princess.

Twitter: @WulfietheGreat

Unknown said...

"The ground should have cracked and trembled beneath that tremendous weight, but the vessel was still in the grip of whatever forces drove it among the stars. It kissed the earth as gently as a falling snowflake."

-Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
@sarah_wrd

Laura said...

"The murderer is with us - on the train now..." from "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie.

Laura @ Please Pardon the Interruption

Kasondra Morin said...

"You don't love a girl because of beauty. You love her because she sings a song only you can understand..."
~ Secret Vampire by LJ Smith

@KasMorin

Sicily Heartsdale said...

“Steve sighed, wishing for a cigarette. “The Buddha teaches respect for all life.” “Oh.” She considered this. “Are you a Buddhist?” “No. I’m an asshole. But I keep trying.”
― Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char
https://twitter.com/fallingwings

http://kissingbook.tumblr.com/post/143282988002/steve-sighed-wishing-for-a-cigarette-the

s said...

Book quotes are my favorite!

"Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When we let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?"

This is from A Monsterange Calls by Patrick Ness.. it definitely made me cry this morning.

My twitter is @_baumers and my blog is brbreadingblog.wordpress.com :)

Be Like A Book said...

"So I guess we should start with the first day of Senior year. Which was actually awesome until Mom got involved. I mean 'awesome' is a relative term. My expectations were low obviously . Maybe 'awesome' is too strong a word. The sentence should be 'I was pleasantly surprised when the first day of senior year did not make me want to freak out and hide in my own locker pretending to be dead'" Me, Earl and the Dying girl by Jesse Andrews Twitter: @belikeabook

Unknown said...

"it's true that nothing has the potential to hurt so much as loving someone, but nothing heals like it either" The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

twitter: @arigdon309

Paula Burnett said...

"I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness." - Edward Ferrars, Sense and Sensibility. (This sums me up, completely.) @kneadyreader

Elaine Hayes said...

"So Katz was right after all, and I don't care what anybody says. We hiked the Appalachian Trail." A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson

http://www.iowalibrarychick.wordpress.com twitter: @elainehayes

Stacie said...

I actually tweeted a quote from the last book I read! "It sort of killed me that she automatically assumed I came straight from work. I WAS MAKING OUT WITH A BOY IN AN ABANDONED PARKING LOT, I wanted to scream. But that sounds pretty unbelievable. Even to me. And I was there." - Dumplin'

You can find me on Twitter @shorty_320

Suey said...

Favorite quote from the chapter I just read in Winter: " No. You can't leave me, not again. I can't do this without you." "Sure you can. It won't be as much fun, but you'll figure it out."

@SueySays

mother juggler said...

From Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen which is what I am currently reading. Both got me, and sucked me right into the story.

""It's just..." Jane sighed. "I hate it when it's kids. It makes me want to strangle someone."
"That makes two of us." Though the words were said quietly, Jane saw the glint of steel in Maura's eyes. Yes, the rage was there..."

Or this one:
"Jane had not moved from her spot near the door. For a moment no one spoke, and she realized that they were all waiting for her to approach the bodies, to do her cop thing. Exactly what she had no wish to do. She forced herself to move toward the huddled bodies and knelt down. They died holding each other."

@motherjuggler

mother juggler said...

From Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen which is what I am currently reading. Both got me, and sucked me right into the story.

""It's just..." Jane sighed. "I hate it when it's kids. It makes me want to strangle someone."
"That makes two of us." Though the words were said quietly, Jane saw the glint of steel in Maura's eyes. Yes, the rage was there..."

Or this one:
"Jane had not moved from her spot near the door. For a moment no one spoke, and she realized that they were all waiting for her to approach the bodies, to do her cop thing. Exactly what she had no wish to do. She forced herself to move toward the huddled bodies and knelt down. They died holding each other."

@motherjuggler

catlitterary said...

"When they passed through an intersection of halls, Nealan pointed. 'Note that stairwell. Don't let anyone tell you it's a shortcut to the mess or the classrooms. It heads straight down and ends on the lower levels, underground.'
'Yessir.'
'Don't call me sir.'
'Yessir.'
Nealan halted. 'Was that meant to be funny?'
'Nossir,' Kel replied, happy to stop and catch her breath. Nealan walked as he spoke, briskly.
Nealan threw up his hands and resumed his course."
-From First Test, by Tamora Pierce.

Twitter is @ChelseaLouise07
My blog is Cat Litterary, here's the direct link to this challenge (as I post all of them on there anyway.): https://catlitterary.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/hour-9-deweys-4-2016/

Jantine Kampes-Schimmel said...
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Jantine Kampes-Schimmel said...

'I shouldn't fink I could get by as a washerwoman,' rumbled Jade. 'I'll stay here and watch over Mal. Hah, if he's still after blood when he wakes up he's gonna have blunt teeth!' - Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett

@ExcentriekeDame

Samantha Miks said...

Currently Reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
“I mean, really. Who sends their kid to boarding school? It's so Hogwarts. Only mine doesn't have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons.”
Twitter:@amethystprincss
http://www.romanceloveranonymous.com/readathon/24-hour/april-2016-24-hour-read-thon/

Marylou said...

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
― Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

my twitter:@Asthepage_turns

Alix said...
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Tami said...

Quotes from my current read, "The Charm Bracelet", by Viola Shipman:

"The only things we can control are our happiness, our destiny, our impact on others. The rest is up to God."

"Arden, you can't schedule fun, and you can't put if off for the future. At some point, you just have to say to heck with everything and dive in headfirst."

"What? You expected perfection? I know I look like a yard sale Barbie...but I'm not ashamed. It's just who I am."

Tami @ Just One More Thing... (www.tdreads.blogspot.com)
@mrschupa

Alix said...

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Twitter: @ambertides

Bleeding_Crimson_Sin said...

Here's an image of my quote: http://coleinyourstockings.tumblr.com/post/143283285920/for-the-share-a-quote-challenge-from-poem-xiv

"His bearing can't hide

the man who can't speak
his heart, that hardness but glass

through which we see her beauty
blaze up in his veins.

Love, here is your slave,
half-returned before he goes."
-From “Poem XIV” in ‘Ink on Paper: Poems on Chinese & Japanese Paintings’ by John Wilson. (This poem was inspired by a Painting from “Admonitions of the Court Instructress” by Ku K’ai-chih (344-405).)

(And my Twitter is @burningmoon65)

Cori Holmberg said...

"You don't get it. It's not that we're afraid (to go naked under our graduation gowns). It's just that we already have our dresses picked out."
- Lacey from "Paper Towns" by John Green

Erin and Peter said...

"How many planets do you want to destroy?
Don't worry, Daddy, this is just a big toy,
And there is nothing more fun than making noise." - Sherman Alexie, from War Dances [@GameandRead]

J.P. Bebbington said...

I'm torn between two quotes, I'm afraid. Both are by Sir Terry Pratchett and taken from Seriously Funny, a posthumously-released collection of his quotes.

The first is from The Truth; “There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.
The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?"

The other is from Thief of Time; "The universe is, instant by instant, recreated anew... there is in truth no past, only a memory of the past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore... the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it."

Diana Marie said...

"We share our craziness, our neuroses, our little bit of screwed-up-ness that comes from our family. We share it. And it feels like love." The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness @DianaC569

Stephanie Lauffer said...

"Here's the thing. Do you get sea sick? People who don't get sea sick have no idea what it's like. It's not just nausea. It's nausea plus losing the will to live." - Bernadette; Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

I find this both amusing and true, because I do get sea sick / car sick / all the motion sick. Relatable Bernadette! :)

Twitter: @bextraordinaryu
Blog: https://extraordinaryordinaryeveryday.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/read-a-thon-ing/

Stephanie Lauffer said...

"Here's the thing. Do you get sea sick? People who don't get sea sick have no idea what it's like. It's not just nausea. It's nausea plus losing the will to live." - Bernadette; Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

I find this both amusing and true, because I do get sea sick / car sick / all the motion sick. Relatable Bernadette! :)

Twitter: @bextraordinaryu
Blog: https://extraordinaryordinaryeveryday.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/read-a-thon-ing/

Tara Colaruotolo said...
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Tara Colaruotolo said...

The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it's a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections." 
—Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

my twitter is @scenegirl4u

StarstruckFerSure said...

From the book I'm currently reading (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban):
“You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in.” – McGonagall

Professor McGonagall is easily one of my favourite characters, her sassiness never fails to make my day. :')
My twitter: @JaffaCaffa

MinervaMax said...

Somewhere beneath the hotel was a sea of one-hundred-year-old effluent, the pooled waste of an entire city, trapped like a giant fermentation tank.
"We don't want to be here when that lets go," he warned. "It'll be the biggest fart in history. The place will go up like a torch." ~ Peter, The Passage by Justin Cronin
@why_dee_7

Natalia Mirón Álvarez said...

“I'm not going to wear a red dress," katsa said.
"It would look stunning, My Lady," she called.
katsa spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.” - Graceling by kristin Cashore


“What are you grinning at?" Katsa demanded for the third or fourth time. "Is the ceiling about to cave in on my head or something? You look like we're both on the verge of an enormous joke."
"Katsa, only you would consider the collapse of the ceiling a good joke.” - Graceling by kristin Cashore

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Dallas said...

"But there's nothing to equal, from what I hear tell,
That moment of mystery
When I made history
As Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell."
-Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, T S Eliot
I love the way this flows! I feel like using poetry as a "beautiful" quote is kind of cheating, though...
https://thewickedbookworm.squarespace.com/
@wicked_bookworm

Laura Wright said...

"Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story" - I'll give you the sun, Jandy Nelson

My Twitter: @Laura__Wright
(2 underscores)

sayali246 said...

"Lucky is who has been able to understand the causes of things. By Virgil, Georgics, Book 2"
In Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

sayali246 said...

"Lucky is who has been able to understand the causes of things. By Virgil, Georgics, Book 2"
In Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Stephanie Hough said...

I'm listening to one of my favorite books EVER, The Raven Boys, on audio. Here's a quote:

“Being Adam Parrish was a complicated thing, a wonder of muscles and organs, synapses and nerves. He was a miracle of moving parts, a study in survival. The most important thing to Adam Parrish, though, had always been free will, the ability to be his own master.
This was the important thing.
It had always been the important thing.
This was what it was to be Adam.”

Elishia said...

'A kiss from the Captain would probably melt my central processor.” Thorne winked at her. “Oh trust me. It would.' Winter - Marissa Meyer
@eaclarke82

soundofavoice said...

“Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.”
- Every Day by David Levithan

It's beautifully written and is something to think about! And with that also inspiring.(:
Okay I have to admit I love this book...

Just a Lil Lost said...

Here's my quote entry from the current book I'm reading! :)
http://www.justalillost.com/2016/04/deweys-24-hour-readathon-april-2016/#Hr9

Twitter: @JustALilLost

Thanks!

Lucie said...

"Revenge. Justice. Love. They are the three stories all other stories are made up of." Wink Poppy Midnight - April Genevieve Tucholke

@luciereads

martine said...

Hi, we are reading aloud 'The Princess Bride' , here is our quote, we have been giggling all through the first chapter at the asides in parentheses:
"Buttercup's mother hesitated, then put her stew spoon down. (This was after stew, but so is everything. When the first man first clambered from the slime and made his first home on land, what he had for supper that first night was stew.)"
possibly posting later at silencingthebell.blogspot.co.uk
Martine and Mirinda

FictionForesight said...

"And I came to understand, in a way I never had before, that books are truly the stuff of miracles. I even dared to dream that someday, somehow, I might surround myself with books from many times and many tongues...
T.A. Barron, The Lost Years (The Lost Years of Merlin, #1)"

How perfect. Exactly how I feel about books; how I'm sure most of us feel.

@fictionforesigh

Ama said...

Meanings is not important, said the BFG. I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.
Roald Dahl, The BFG

@amareads

Sue Jackson said...

This morning at the start of Readathon, I finished reading The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. As with Harold Fry, I tabbed BUNCHES of quotes that I loved. Here's one of my faves, read this morning:

"It has been everywhere, my happiness - when my mother sang for me to dance, when my father took my hand to keep me safe - but it was such a small, plain thing that I mistook it for something ordinary and failed to see. We expect our happiness to come with a sign and bells, but it doesn't."

Love that.

Hope you are enjoying readathon!

Sue

@SueBookbyBook

Book By Book

Bitsy said...

“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”
― Jane Austen, Persuasion

@exlibrisbitsy

Sammantha said...

She liked me but the feeling wasn't reciprocated... because of the gay.
-Tyler Oakley in Binge

@sammylouise40

Elizabeth said...

Here is a link to my post:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15388529-elizabeth#comment_150742171

Iluzija O'Istini said...

"And we need to get to the beach," Klaus said, and held op the book of Lewis Carroll's poetry.

Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

youbookmeallnightlong.com said...

This quote, from As If! The Oral History of Clueless by Jen Chaney, legitimately cracked me up!

"In mid-July of 1995 -- when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. Simpson's ill-fitting glove [and] TLC's insistence on not chasing waterfalls [...] let's just say [the success of "Clueless"] was something most people couldn't predict at the time. (You can't blame them, really. They were very busy focusing on the rivers and the lakes they were used to.)"

Christina, YouBookMeAllNightLong.com (Twitter: @YouBookMe)

Latina Flare said...

"...our head teacher, who said I was deluded and seeking attention. (Attention. Irony God, are you listening?)"- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
I just about died with laughter at this part! I cannot with her sarcasm!!! hahaha @rawrocky

FacadeWitch said...

"But now it's like I'm seeing it from a whole other perspective because the company isn't just his baby, my rival. The company is something he was building up to give to me. All of a sudden all those meetings and dinners he went to, all the things that kept him from being with me, seem like acts of love. Because this whole time he was getting ready to pass it on to me." This was a beautifully written quote from 'The Girl in the Wall' by Daphne Benedis-Grab. @OhKaeReader is my Twitter handle. :)

Unknown said...

The character was coming off an acid trip so this seemed funny! "The plastic doll we handled looked like a space alien. The young couples seemed like big children, playing a game, the pregnancy game. These girls couldn't really be pregnant, they had pillows shoved up underneath their baby doll dresses."
~ White Oleander - Janet Fitch
@LindseySmith24

myareads said...

Funny quote:
“I'm sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what's on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on the inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does. Appearance matters a great deal, because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill

Check out my progress and updates for the readathon on Twitter (@myareads) or on my blog at https://myareads.wordpress.com/.

Erika said...

"Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry."

from New Selected Poems by Mark Strand

@erikaraeable

Heather M. said...

Just read this in my current book. Makes you think, no question (inspiring? Hmmm):

It seems that most of us could benefit from a brush with a near-fatal disaster to help us recognise the important things that we are too defeated or embittered to recognise from day to day.

- Alain de Botton in A Week at the Airport

Twitter- @DelMarinDC

Amanda said...

"You're too late to save me now." - This is Where it Ends

Michelle said...

"She could be anyone. Become anyone". Cinder, Marissa Meyer.
For some reason this felt inspiring. It makes me feel like we all have a chance to be who we want to be.
@mwierenga1

Michelle said...

"She could be anyone. Become anyone". Cinder, Marissa Meyer.
For some reason this felt inspiring. It makes me feel like we all have a chance to be who we want to be.
@mwierenga1

Jennifer Casagrande said...

I love this quote from Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn;
"There's a reason you're the leader," Wayne said, his eyes briefly looking brighter.
"I'm not the leader."
"Of course you are."
"We've never voted on a leader."
"Not all leaders are elected, Finn. Some just rise to the occasion."
Finn ignored that. He and his friends worked as a group. Wayne wouldn't understand that.

- I love the line Wayne says about leaders rising to the occasion, its so true. I also love that Finn denies it because it's obvious that the others see him as a leader, but he just stays so humble and he always views his friends as equals. All this coming from a 14 year old boy! (I wish more 15 yr old boys were like that *wink, wink*) x'D
Twitter~ @PrincessRose70

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

I chose the opening from V.E. Schwab's A darker shade of magic:
"Kell wore a very particular coat. It had neither one side, which would be convential,nor two, which would unexpected, but several, which was, of course impossible

Happy Reading!

bfehmckay said...

Here is a quote from a book I am reading. It reminded me of working at my college newspaper. "They all appreciated Dicey's shrewd, brief hints -- gems such as 'never write for the mere sake of writing.' 'Another of his character maxims was, "If you are unsure, leave it out,"' recalled Ernest Bendall."

Elizabeth said...

I'm currently reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker for the first time - wow, what a book. Here are a couple of quotes - "Everything want to be loved. Us sing, and dance, and holler, just trying to be loved." "Time moves slowly, but passes quickly."
@NeedMoreShelves

Rafaela said...

Romantic quote:
"What if the person you fell in love with really did die? What if I'm some kind of impostor?"
"You are a sunrise. (...) I would watch the sun rise and wish I could capture the moment. I never could. And eventually I realised, a sunrise isn't a moment. It's an event. You can't capture a sunrise because it changes constantly-between eyeblinks the sun moves, the clouds swirl. We're not moments, Megan, you and me. We're events. You say you might not be the same person you were a year ago? Well, who is? I'm sure not. We change, like swirling clouds and a rising sun. I'm glad you're not the same Megan. My Megan is a sunrise, always changing, but beautiful the entire time."
Funny quote:
" They stand out, like a burp during a prayer."
These are both from Calamity by Brandon Sanderson, the third in the Reckoners' trilogy!
My twitter is: @twilightr27

Jen Lovejoy said...

"I look out the window again, taking slow, deep breaths into a body too tense to move. And as I stare out at the land, I think that this, if nothing else, is compelling evidence for my parents' God, that our world is so massive that it is completely out of our control, that we cannot possibly be as large as we feel.

So small as to be negligible.

It's strange, but there's something in that thought that makes me feel almost...free."

-Tris, Allegiant

My Twitter is @JenLovejoy1

Jen Lovejoy said...

"I look out the window again, taking slow, deep breaths into a body too tense to move. And as I stare out at the land, I think that this, if nothing else, is compelling evidence for my parents' God, that our world is so massive that it is completely out of our control, that we cannot possibly be as large as we feel.

So small as to be negligible.

It's strange, but there's something in that thought that makes me feel almost...free."

-Tris, Allegiant

My Twitter is @JenLovejoy1

Liz said...

I don't usually love this type of horror/dystopia, but I'm adoring the audio of The Girl With All the Gifts, and this gem of a quote came up while I was listening today:

“And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what’s inside is good or bad. Because it’s both. Everything is always both. But you have to open it to find that out.”

Twitter: @lizgotauco

Jenni King said...

“Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Twitter: @lolainred

Myiesha Speight said...

"When we eat we take in more than just sustenance. Eating pulled me into unknown territory, with undiscovered danger and delight." -Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley.
And my twitter is @luv2rite1922.

Ellie said...

"I have never been able to understand why people who come over as all weak and watery are said to be weeds. Those posh plants with their double-barrelled names and a family tree as long as your arm, with roots that go way back, they don't know they're born.
'My dear, I simply can't cope this soil - far too acid for my liking. And look, there's a horrid little stone in the way. It's just too much.'"
- From A Play on Words by Deric Longden

I'm not on Twitter, but my IG is @derbyshirelass87, or you can check in on the blog: http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/ :)

blog said...

"Writing ... is but a different name for conversation. As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all; so no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good breeding, would presume to think all: The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself."

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, quoted in front notes of What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund.

My twitter handle is @jannie_b

hnt418 said...

Wow this is written so beautifully quote! From Lair of Dreams (the diviners book 2) by Libba Bray:
"The wind whistles down into the skyscraper-bound canyons, across the broad expanses of the avenues and the narrow confines of the streets, where lives unfolded in secret, day in, day out: Sometimes a man sighs for want of love. Sometimes a child cries for the dropped lollipop, its sweetness barely tasted. Sometimes the girl gasps as the train screams into the station, shaken by how close she’d allowed herself to wander to the edge. Sometimes the drunk raises weary eyes to the rows of building rendered beautiful by a brief play of sunlight. “Lord?” he whispers into the held breath between taxi horns. The light catches on a city spire, fracturing for a second into glorious rays before the clouds move in again. The drunk lowers his eyes. “Lord, Lord…” he sobs, as if answering his own broken prayer. […] Another day closes. The sun sinks low on the horizon. It slips below the Hudson, smearing the West Side of Manhattan in a slick of gold. Night arrives for its watchful shift. The neon city bursts its daytime seams, and the great carnival of dreams begins again."

I love her descriptions of the city, the hopes and fears of the inhabitants, set in the 1920s :) my Twitter is @hturn418!

jazminjade said...

Since I cannot help myself, I am going to share two. They are short and are both from Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon.

"I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of flower's stem."

and

"Torn between the impulse to stroke his head, and the urge to cave it in with a rock, I did neither."

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thebooktrovert.com said...

"If you are able to read a book, to read and understand these words, you are already much luckier than many people." - Thich Nhat Hanh in his book No Mud No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering.

I started this book before the readathon but finished it today. This was in one of the first passages I read and it leapt out to me!

You can find me on Twitter @NicoleIntrovert

Valen said...

In the Beautiful writing category:

It is a terrible thing.
To be so open: is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world.

Sylvia Plath.
Three women. A beautiful collection about maternity, birth, pregnancy, and the changes in your identity when you're expecting or become a new mother.

I have a Booktube channel: Lectito in Spain.

Allison Rigdon said...

"it's true that nothing has the potential to hurt so much as loving someone, but nothing heals like it either" The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

twitter: @arigdon309

RosieLart said...

inspiring quote :
when you fall down, the only way is up!
you can also read my love quotes and phrases https://kovla.com/blog/romantic-russian-phrases-that-make-your-womans-heart-melt/ here!enjoy

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