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“Breathe properly.
Stay curious.
And eat your beets.”
― Tom Robbins,
Jitterbug Perfume

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“No man deserves a woman like that. He mortgages his very soul to win her and spends his life paying off the debt.”
~ Tessa Dare,
Romancing the Duke

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
~ John Greene, The Fault in Our Stars

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“But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered.”

― Ann Patchett, The Dutch House

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“Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.”
― Erin Morgenstern,
The Starless Sea

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“Oh, I don’t do relationships,” I assured him honestly, staring at his beautiful mouth.
“They just rip you open and eat your carcass and then leave it there for some other animal to finish you off.
“If you’re smart, you heal and you get your ass up out of those woods and make sure no animal gets the chance to rip you back open.”
~ Fight or Flight, Samantha Young

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“... how we often mistake love for fireworks — for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It’s boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm — and constant.”
― Alex Michaelides,
The Silent Patient

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“Like most men, Wick could not help terror about one thing erupting as anger about something else.”
― Jeff VanderMeer,
Borne

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“Address moths were originally used for transporting classified material. Once they drank a document, they could be sent anywhere in a coat pocket or a box of antiques. Then they’d be placed on a fresh sheet of paper and would recreate the document to the word. As long as the recipient knew the right incantation.”

~ Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

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Intolerance and superstition have always been the domain of the more stupid amongst the common folk and, I conjecture, will never be uprooted, for they are as eternal as stupidity itself. There, where mountains tower today, one day there will be seas; there where today seas surge, will one day be deserts. But stupidity will remain stupidity.
Blood of Elves
(The Witcher #3),
Andrzej Spakowski

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Once we have agreed that true love exists, we may consider its nature. It is not, as many misguided poets would have you believe, an event in and of itself; it is not something that happens, but something that simply is and always has been. One does not fall in love; one discovers it.
~ Alix E. Harrow,
The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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If you started to see that worms lurked behind the eyes of everyone you saw, it was only reasonable to deduce that they’d made a home behind your own, living in their little tunnels in the mind, silently altering what you see and how you see it.

~ Dexter Palmer, Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

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Perspective is a wicked creature.
~Pierce Brown, Red Rising

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It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way.
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
If you see what I mean.
The Graveyard Book,
Neil Gaiman

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One of the best things a father can do for his daughter is let her know that she has met his expectations. My father did that for me, and no amount of effort on my part can fully repay the debt.
~ Lisa Wingate, Before We Were Yours

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Then I learned that I could bend the world to my will, as a bow is bent for an arrow. I would have done that toil a thousand times to keep such power in my hands.
~ Madeline Miller,
Circe

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“Mother-trucker biscuit fucker,”
I said, a saying my mother had always used when I was in the room and she was trying not to swear.
By the last word, she’d apparently given up.

Sin & Chocolate, K.F. Breene (Demigods of San Francisco #1)

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“All of us have shadows in us,” he said. “I accept yours.” He placed a hand over her ring. “And I hope you will also accept mine.”

With a tired smile, she threaded her fingers between his. “Gladly.”
~ Samantha Shannon,
The Priory of the Orange Tree

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“A man should have squint lines from looking at the horizon,” the old librarian had said, “not just from reading in dim light.”
~ Laini Taylor,
Strange the Dreamer