This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So”
So, for me to say these are the “top ten quotes from this year” is a bit of an understatement, however, I do really love all of these quotes.
“No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually.”
― The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
“Time does not care how precious it is, how hard you are working not to squander it. Time passes.”
― Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
“I know life well enough to know you can’t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can’t stop people from dying. You can’t stop them from going away. You can’t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping.”
― All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
“The common thread from all those stories was that talking helped, and listening, and time. One day I would find my own place. I couldn’t run there, though, because it didn’t exist yet; I had to build it myself, out of forgiveness, truth, and terrifying gestures of friendship.”
― None of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
“May we live impossibly,” Sebby said when he opened his eyes. “Against all odds. May people look at us and wonder how such jewels can sparkle in the sad desert of the world. May we live the impossible life.”
― Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
“Memories: some can be sucker punching, others carry you forward; some stay with you forever, others you forget on your own. You can’t really know which ones you’ll survive if you don’t stay on the battlefield, bad times shooting at you like bullets. But if you’re lucky, you’ll have plenty of good times to shield you.”
― More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
“The more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they’re gone, and maybe it’s that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you’re near enough.”
― Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
“It was my favorite part of the night – when the evening’s events were still unknown and unpredictable. It was the sense of possibility that I loved, the idea that anything could happen next.”
― The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
“You can’t predict the future. It turns out that you can’t predict the past either. Time moves in both directions – forward and backward – and what happens here and now changes them both.”
― Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
She wonders what happened to him, how depression set in, the choices he made. Things probably piled up on him like they have on her. And he probably tried really hard to get his shit together. Like she’s trying.
― Romancing The Dark in The City of Light by Ann Jacobus
Right now we’re both yard sales of emotions. A penny for pain. A dime for bitterness. A quarter for grief. A dollar for silence. It binds us together, but I don’t want him to pay the price for the parts of me that are used and broken.
― Faking Normal by Courtney S. Stevens