I. Favourite Quotes

Your favourite book quotes stay with you forever. They can be simple words of advice or a perfectly thought out knee-slapper. Words of inspiration or unvarnished revelations about the difficulties of life. Words that remind you of the most beautiful and sentimental moments in the book that you want to cherish forever. They paint a perfect picture in our minds and evoke innumerable memories and emotions. And what I find even more beautiful is the fact that each quote holds a different meaning for every person.

I love writing down my favourite quotes in a notebook and later on leaf through it just so I could experience again the magic of these words and see whether they still hold the same meaning as before. This is what eventually inspired me to write this post. I want to share with you some of my favourite quotes from the many books that I’ve read so far and I hope they can inspire you, help you through life and maybe encourage you to read the book! This will be the first post out of many and I truly hope you will enjoy it! x

“In any case, fire burns; that’s its nature, and you can’t expect to change that. You can use it to cook your meat or to burn down your neighbor’s house. And is the fire you use for cooking any different from the one you use for burning? And does that mean you should eat your supper raw?”

Maddy shook her head, still puzzled. “So what you’re saying is . . . I shouldn’t play with fire,” she said at last.

Of course you should,” said One-Eye gently. “But don’t be surprised if the fire plays back.”

-Joanne Harris || Runemarks

“When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground it makes a loud crashing sound. When a window shatters a table leg breaks or when a picture falls off the wall it makes a noise. But as for your heart, when that breaks it’s completely silent… and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain.” 

Cecelia Ahern || If You Could See Me Now

“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still”.

V.E. Schwab || A Darker Shade of Magic

“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful

before i’ve called them intelligent or brave

i am sorry i made it sound as though

something as simple as what you’re born with

is all you have to be proud of

when you have broken mountains with your wit

from now on i will say things like

you are resilient, or you are extraordinary

not because i don’t think you’re beautiful

but because i need you to know

you are more than that”

Rupi Kaur || Milk & Honey

“The tongue is the most remarkable. For we use it both to taste out sweet wine and bitter poison, thus also do we utter words both sweet and sour with the same tongue.”

Neil Gaiman || The Graveyard Book

“I am haunted by humans.”

Markus Zusak || The Book Thief

“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”

― Ian McEwan || Atonement

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”

― Colleen Hoover || Maybe Someday

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