“Yeah, sometimes life really sucks,” she says. “But you know what I’m holding on for?”
I raise my eyebrows.
She raises hers, too, mimicking me.
“The moments that don’t suck,” she says. “The trick is to notice them when they come around.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant
There’s always that one quote that you read over and over again and each time you read it everything inside you turns to mush. This is mine:
“What?” she asks, but I don’t answer. Instead I kiss her, one time, and try to tell her in that single gesture everything that she’ll forget as soon as she turns away. I tell her I love her. I tell her I’ll miss her. And then I let her go.”
Some more funny quotes that make a grey day seem more happy
“Hercules,huh? Percy frowned. “That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn–there he is.” (The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan)
“Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot — in this case, my brother, Shaun — deciding it would be a good idea to go out and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens” (Feed by Mira Grant)
“Awww,” Minho said. “That’s almost as sweet as that time she slammed the end of a spear into your shuck face.” (The Death Cure by James Dashner)
“I hit him with a board; of course he’s got a concussion. Don’t be an idiot.” (Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake)
“Every time I question him about the feasibility, he smiles at me like he’s Yoda and I’m just a dumbass without the Force” (Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake)
These are just a few funny quotes from books that I have collected over time that make me smile or laugh when I’m having a bad day.
“The woman wears a floral print blouse with lots of leaves and pink flowers. Risa would like to attack her with a weed whacker” (Unwind by Neal Shusterman)
“His idea of traffic safety is going so fast for the cops to catch up” (Feed by Mira Grant)
“Maybe he’s got a nicotine crave on. That must really suck: being a zombie who can’t get a smoke” (Undead by Kirsty McKay)
“Delaying death is one of my favorite hobbies” (The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan)
“She’d also called me brave…unless she was talking to the catfish” (The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan)
“You fuck – you ate my cat!” (Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake)
What I don’t understand about war is why the hell do we have it? What is the point in sending thousands and sometimes millions of people to their deaths while they plot the deaths of others? What is the point of having a war when it is inevitable that one side will win and the other will lose? What’s the point it playing a massive game of chess with real lives and real bombings, when we could just play a normal game of chess where the only loss is a few pieces of wood.
“War makes monsters of men, you once said to me Todd. Well, so does too much knowledge. Too much knowledge of your fellow man, too much knowledge of his weakness, his pathetic greed and vanity, and how laughably easy it is to control him.”
Monsters of Men
“They won the war but lost the peace”
Rot and Ruin
“Wars are often waged not because of what we believe, but because of the things we want others to believe”
Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces on 26 April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. (Wiki)
Sometimes the best quotes are the ones which are ones which make you want to curl up in a ball and cry. They’re the ones which remind you while life can be all happy and chirpy it isn’t always like that; it reminds you that life is full of heart-break, grief, stress, immorality, maltreatment, etc. However, depressing quotes remind you that there are people/ characters out there who went through the same thing. Although sometimes the characters don’t exist their misfortune stemmed from somewhere- no one can made that good a book unless they have some sort of connection to the misfortune.
“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.”
Between Shades of Grey
“People die of broken hearts. They have heart attacks. And it’s the heart that hurts most when things go wrong and fall apart.”
I am the Messenger
What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.
“I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.”
And the Mountains Echoed.
“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”
The Fault in our Stars
My favourite quotes are usually sarcastic witticisms or particular moments that made me laugh or cry. Most of the time they are stupid one-liners or puns or both. But some of my absolute favourite quotes are from a lovely, beautiful, fantastic book that is both funny and sweet, but also extremely intense and dark. It is the sardonic wit and poetic writing that carries the reader through the book, even through the traumas of Esther’s life.
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.”