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“Sometimes she craved a little danger. And that was why she had book club.”
~ Grady Hendrix,
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

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“Life offers up
these moments of joy
despite everything”
― Sally Rooney,
Normal People

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“It occurs to me that maybe desire isn’t something overindulging helps. Maybe...I took a killing dose when I should have been poisoning myself slowly, one kiss at a time.”
― Holly Black, The Wicked King

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She had to follow the flame in her heart. The flame the tree had given her. The realization of what she had to do carved pieces from her soul. She tasted salt on her lips. Tears ran down to her chin and fell in fat drops.
~ Samantha Shannon,
The Priory of the Orange Tree

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“But a cocktail is not meant to be a mélange. It is not a potpourri or an Easter parade. At its best, a cocktail should be crisp, elegant, sincere—and limited to two ingredients.”

“Just two?”

“Yes. But they must be two ingredients that complement each other; that laugh at each other’s jokes and make allowances for each other’s faults; and that never shout over each other in conversation.”

~ Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

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“Because that is how one survives eternity,” I say, “or even a few years. Friends. Family. Moving with them. Moving forward.”
~ N.K. Jemisin,
The Stone Sky
(Broken Earth #3)

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If you are wondering why other worlds seem so brimful of magic compared to your own dreary Earth, consider how magical this world seems from another perspective.
~ Alix E. Harrow,
The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Fear and bravery are often one and the same. It either makes you a warrior or a coward. The only difference is the person it resides inside.
~ Jennifer L. Armentrout,
From Blood and Ash

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“If you are so lenient with yourself as to insist on living with a woman, then for the sake of your soul you should make it a woman you really don’t like.”
~ Hilary Mantel,
Wolf Hall

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“...or I can forgive and forget...Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things...we always have a choice.”
~ M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

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All the winged, even fungus gnats, know that you cannot fly if you’re carrying too much weight with you. It’s a well-known adage, actually: “The light of heart is free to fly.”
~ Kira Jane Buxton, Hollow Kingdom

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“It was like training yourself to live on the smell of an apple alone, when what you really wanted was to devour it, to sink your teeth into it and consume it, seeds, core, and all.”
― Celeste Ng,
Little Fires Everywhere

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“I have no way to properly toast you, my Jane. The appropriate toast for a new Blood Master of a clan is from the jugular of a virgin boy or girl, with the words ‘Long undeath, prosperity, scions, blood, and cattle.’”

I looked at my beer. “Yeah. Beer is better. And how about ‘Live long and prosper.’”

~ Faith Hunter, Dark Queen

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Books keep stupidity at bay.
And vain hopes.
And vain men.
They undress you with love, strength and knowledge.
It’s love from within.
Make your choice: book or ...
~ Nina George,
The Little Paris Bookshop

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The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.
~ Alix E. Harrow,
The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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“...the tenure of friendships has never been governed by the passage of time.”
~ Amor Towles,
A Gentleman in Moscow

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“It’s SpongeBob, Eleanor,” he said, speaking very slowly and clearly as though I were some sort of idiot. “SpongeBob SquarePants?”

A semi-human bath sponge with protruding front teeth! On sale as if it were something completely unremarkable! For my entire life, people have said that I’m strange, but really, when I see things like this, I realize that I’m actually relatively normal.

~ Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Photo (c)Nickelodeon Network/Courtesy Everett Collection.

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“It’s curious how we sometimes forget something as simple and as immediate as an appointment with the dentist or a birthday, yet never forget something as ephemeral as feeling a drop of cold rain bouncing and rolling on our faces for the first time.”

~ Sofía Segovia, The Murmur of Bees

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Tyger might have thought of himself as a free spirit, but he wasn’t at all. He just defined the dimensions of his own cage.
~ Neal Shusterman,
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

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Sometimes when the poop hits the fan we should block it and run, sometimes we should haul off and knock it for a loop back at the spinning blades. Wisdom is knowing two things. One is which time is which. The other is that no matter what you do you’re gonna get crap on your hand.

~ Faith Hunter, Blood Trade

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Watching the sunrise ... what an act of beauty, of unwavering faith, something to look forward to each and every day.
~ Kira Jane Buxton,
Hollow Kingdom

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“Someone needs to tell those tales....
There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose....
That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that.”
He takes another sip of his wine.
“There are many kinds of magic, after all.”
~ Erin Morgenstern,
The Night Circus

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“I wasn’t destined for greatness; I knew this. But I was figuring out how to steal it from someone stupid enough to relax their grip on it.”
~ Kevin Wilson,
Nothing to See Here

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“We’re the ones who’ve figured out just how amazing our kind can be, if we learn how to refine the gift we’re born with.”

“It’s a curse, not a gift.” Syenite closes her eyes. But she doesn’t push away the bundle.

“It’s a gift if it makes us better. It’s a curse if we let it destroy us. You decide that—not the instructors, or the Guardians, or anyone else.”

~ N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

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“That’s the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”
~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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“I’ll tell you what is convenient,” he said after a moment. “To sleep until noon and have someone bring you your breakfast on a tray. To cancel an appointment at the very last minute. To keep a carriage waiting at the door of one party, so that on a moment’s notice it can whisk you away to another. To sidestep marriage in your youth and put off having children altogether. These are the greatest of conveniences, Anushka—and at one time, I had them all. But in the end, it has been the inconveniences that have mattered to me most.”

~ Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

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I want to live to grow old, Alex thought as she pulled the curtains closed. I want to sit on my porch and drink foul-smelling tea and yell at passersby. I want to survive this world that keeps trying to destroy me.
~ Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

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While freedom gives rise to growth and enlightenment, permission allows evil to flourish in a light of day that would otherwise destroy it. A self-important dictator gives permission for his subjects to blame the world’s ills on those least able to defend themselves.

~ Neal Shusterman, Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

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“We’re at the creek catching fish with a holey net. Understandably, this may take some time. Come join us if you enjoy frustration.”
~ Glendy Vanderah,
Where the Forest Meets the Stars

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“You still want the fairytale, but it’s mine to give you, and I can’t give it to you if you’re with the wrong fucking prince.”
~ Kate Stewart, Drive

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“...the taste of the honey sweetening her coffee ... became such a part of her ritual that, with the simple act of pouring a fine trickle into her cup, she found some peace, renewed spirits, and the energy to continue with the strange routine of that place.”

~ Sofía Segovia, The Murmur of Bees

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“Rules existed for a reason: if you followed them, you would succeed; if you didn't, you might burn the world to the ground.”
― Celeste Ng,
Little Fires Everywhere

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“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.”
~ John Grogan,
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

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Lehabah had been guardian of the gallery’s library for decades. Logic insisted that ordering a fire sprite to watch over a library was a poor idea, but when a third of the books in the place would like nothing more than to escape, kill someone, or eat them — in varying orders — having a living flame keeping them in line was worth any risk.
~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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“People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
~ Stephen King,
The Stand

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Over these many years, I have observed both profound folly and breathtaking wisdom among humankind. They balance each other like dancers in the throes of a passionate tango. It is only when the brutality of the dance overwhelms the beauty that the future is threatened.

~ Neal Shusterman, Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

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“And everyone on earth knows if you have the respect of a cat it means your soul is worth being around.”
~ Kira Jane Buxton, Hollow Kingdom

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“Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind.”
~ N.K. Jemisin,
The Fifth Season

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
~ Douglas Adams,
Mostly Harmless

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America began with a great paradox: the same men who came up with the radical idea of constructing a nation on the principle of equality also owned slaves, thought Indians were savages, and considered women inferior.
~ Heather Cox Richardson,
How the South Won the Civil War

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“There’s nothing wrong with being a party girl. I don’t get why the world thinks there is...
It’s easier for me — when people assume the worst about what I am. It lets me see who they really are.”


~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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“There’s nothing crueler than time. It stretches when you’re in pain, flies away if you’re happy, and crushes you when you remember all the years that are now gone.”
― Jeaniene Frost,
Wicked Bite
(Night Rebel #2)

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All the winged, even fungus gnats, know that you cannot fly if you’re carrying too much weight with you. It’s a well-known adage, actually: “The light of heart is free to fly.”
~ Kira Jane Buxton,
Hollow Kingdom

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“You know,” Glen Bateman said, looking out toward Grand Junction in the early light of morning, “I’ve heard the saying ‘That sucks’ for years without really being sure of what it meant. Now I think I know.”
~ Stephen King,
The Stand

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“I will do whatever the Hel it takes to solve this case. Even if it means tying you to a fucking chair until you write those lists.”

She smirked. “Bondage. Nice.”

Hunt’s eyes darkened. “Do. Not. Fuck. With. Me.”

“Yeah, yeah, you’re the Umbra Mortis.”

His teeth flashed. “I don’t care what you call me, Quinlan, so long as you do what you’re told.”

Fucking alphahole.

~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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Because music is the heart’s greatest librarian.
A few notes had the ability to transport me back in time, and to the most painful of places.
Take any song from the Rolodex of your life, and you can pin it to a memory.

~ Drive, Kate Stewart

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“I tried to tell you. You said you didn’t care, remember?”

A muscle ticked below his eye. “You should have told me anyway.”

“While you had barbells within your reach? Please. I’m Disease, not Stupid.”

~ Gena Showalter, The Darkest Night
(Lords of the Underworld #1)

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“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”
~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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“This is our time. Until that time stops ― for one of us, for both ― it is our time. Now. Will you waste it, because you are afraid?”
~ Diana Gabaldon,
Drums of Autumn

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“I have spent a great deal of my life struggling to keep myself in control,” Celia says, leaning her head against his shoulder. “To know myself inside and out, everything kept in perfect order. I lose that when I’m with you. That frightens me, and—”

“I don’t want you to be frightened,” Marco interrupts.

“It frightens me how much I like it,” Celia finishes, turning her face back to his. “How tempting it is to lose myself in you. To let go.”

~ Erin Morgenstern,
The Night Circus