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  • #1
    Andrew Davidson
    “If you’re going through hell, keep going

    [as stolen from Winston S. Churchill]”
    Andrew Davidson

  • #2
    Philip Pullman
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #3
    Andrew Davidson
    “Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.”
    Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

  • #4
    Andrew Davidson
    “When I answered that I did not pray, he sternly rebuked me. "You're in Hell. You'd better start".”
    Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

  • #5
    E.M. Forster
    “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
    E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

  • #6
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #7
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #8
    Bette Davis
    “Everybody has a heart. Except some people.”
    Bette Davis

  • #9
    Edmond Rostand
    “A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.”
    Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

  • #10
    Lauren Kate
    “What if you find your soul mate... at the wrong time?”
    Lauren Kate, Passion

  • #11
    Meg Rosoff
    “It might go down better than appearing as a giant reptile encased in a ball of fire and forcing yourself on her.'

    'WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BRING THAT UP?”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #12
    Meg Rosoff
    “This was what happiness felt like - this wondrous, miraculous alternative to dread.”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #13
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #14
    Meg Rosoff
    “Mona wasn't listening. Of course a bet was a bet, she thought. And there was her reputation to consider. Not to mention her safety. Particularly her safety. For she was frightened of Emoto Hed, who had something of a reputation for creative cruelty where unpaid debts were concerned. People disappeared, leaving behind nothing but very long, very piercing screams. Mona imagined that forever could become incredibly tedious when passed in a state of constantly accelerating agony.”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #15
    Cath Crowley
    “I liked that he had hair that was growing without a plan. A grin that came out of nowhere and left the same way.”
    Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

  • #16
    Cath Crowley
    “Mum says when wanting collides with getting, that's the moment of truth. I want to collide. I want to run right into Shadow and let the force spill our thoughts so we can pick each other up and pass each other back like piles of shiny stones.”
    Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

  • #17
    Meg Rosoff
    “Perhaps the way to succeed is to think of life on Earth as a colossal joke, a creation of such immense stupidity that the only way to live is to laugh until you think your heart will break.”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #18
    Hillary Jordan
    “The truth isn't so simple. Death may be inevitable, but love is not. Love, you have to choose.”
    Hillary Jordan, Mudbound

  • #19
    Meg Rosoff
    “The boy squirmed, long skinny legs wrapped round each other, rib-cage twisted ninety degrees from his hips in what appeared to be an impossible configuration of limbs. His elbows jutted out abruptly from his sides like some sort of drafting error and (independently aware of their awkwardness) his arms wound themselves round his torso like vines.”
    Meg Rosoff, There Is No Dog

  • #20
    Hillary Jordan
    “This was the truth at the core of my existence: this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage. It had been there all along.”
    Hillary Jordan, Mudbound

  • #21
    Laini Taylor
    “Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.

    It did not end well.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #22
    Laini Taylor
    “Once upon a time, an angel lay dying in the mist.

    And a devil knelt over him and smiled.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #23
    George R.R. Martin
    “For men, the answer was always the same and never farther away than the nearest sword. For a woman, a mother, the way was stonier and harder to know.”
    George R.R. Martin

  • #24
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #25
    Laini Taylor
    “It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry 'Monster!' and looked behind him.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #26
    Laini Taylor
    “...You are not just going to vanish like this, Karou. This isn't some goddamn Narnia book.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #27
    Henry Ward Beecher
    “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
    Henry Ward Beecher

  • #28
    George R.R. Martin
    “His eyes were open wounds beneath his heavy brows, a blue as dark as the sea by night.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
    tags: eyes

  • #29
    Laini Taylor
    “With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #30
    George R.R. Martin
    “Tyrion Lannister could not have been more astonished if Aegon the Conqueror himself had burst into the room, riding on a dragon and juggling lemon pies.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings



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