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  • #1
    John Green
    “I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #2
    Stephanie Perkins
    “There's something about blue eyes.

    The kind of blue that startles you every time they're lifted in your direction. The kind of blue that makes you ache for them to look at you again. Not the blue green or blue gray, the blue that's just blue.

    Cricket has those eyes.”
    Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door


  • #3
    Veronica Roth
    “If Eric thinks I did something right, I must have done it wrong.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent


  • #4
    Veronica Roth
    “I have something I need to tell you," he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. "I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though."
    "That's sensible of you," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
    I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
    "Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "and I just don't want to frighten you."
    I laugh a little. "Then you should know better."
    "Fine," he says. "Then I love you.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent


  • #5
    Stephanie Perkins
    “Har. Bloody. Har."
    He smiles. "Oh, I see. Known me less than a day and teasing me about my accent. What's next? Care to discuss the state of my hair? My height? My trousers?"
    Trousers. Honestly.”
    Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss


  • #6
    Stephanie Perkins
    “I'm a little distracted by this English French American Boy Masterpiece.”
    Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss


  • #7
    Markus Zusak
    “When she came to write her story, she would wonder when the books and the words started to mean not just something, but everything.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #8
    Markus Zusak
    “How about a kiss, Saumensch?"

    He stood waist-deep in the water for a few moments longer before climbing out and handing her the book. His pants clung to him, and he did not stop walking. In truth, I think he was afraid. Rudy Steiner was scared of the book thief's kiss. He must have longed for it so much. He must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #9
    John Green
    “He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. And as I walked back to give Takumi’s note to the Colonel, I saw that I would never know. I would never know her well enough to know her thoughts in those last minutes, would never know if she left us on purpose. But the not-knowing would not keep me from caring, and I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #10
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light


  • #11
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “You should spend more time reading the Good Book and less reading all those novels. What are you going to tell the Lord on Judgement Day when He asks you why you didn't read your bible? Hmm?"

    I will tell Him that His press agents could have done with a writing lesson or two, I said. To myself.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light


  • #12
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “As I turned to go, I nearly trod on the body of a young robin half hidden in the grass. Its wings were twisted and bent. Its body stiff and bloodied.
    'A hawk's work,' I thought, wondering if the robin had seen the brilliant blue of the sky and felt the sun on its back before its wings were broken.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light


  • #13
    Markus Zusak
    “He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.

    She was the book thief without the words.

    Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #14
    Markus Zusak
    “Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #15
    Cassandra Clare
    “We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince


  • #16
    John Green
    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


  • #17
    John Green
    “And I wondered if hurdlers ever thought, you know, 'This would go faster if we just got rid of the hurdles.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


  • #18
    Cassandra Clare
    “Reparations,” said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding.
    Will looked at him in puzzlement. “Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is ‘genuphobia’. It means an unreasonable fear of knees.”
    “What’s the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?” inquired Jessamine.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince


  • #19
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “What I'm not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through, or feel we've had enough time.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #20
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro


  • #21
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “She always wanted to believe in things.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #22
    Stephanie Perkins
    “Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.

    One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.

    At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights.

    The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”
    Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door


  • #23
    Suzanne Collins
    “If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #24
    Suzanne Collins
    “Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #25
    Suzanne Collins
    “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #26
    Suzanne Collins
    “Finnick?" I say, "Maybe some pants?"
    He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown leaving him in just his underwear. "Why? Do you find this" -- he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose -- "distracting?"
    I laugh. Boggs looks embarrassed and Finnick looks more like the guy I met at the Quarter Quell”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #27
    Suzanne Collins
    “I clench his hands to the point of pain. "Stay with me."
    His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always," he murmurs.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #28
    Suzanne Collins
    “There are much worse games to play.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay


  • #29
    David Levithan
    “I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”
    David Levithan, Every Day


  • #30
    Maggie Stiefvater
    “You leave nothing to assumption," Dory Maud says. "You swallow her with your eyes. I'm surprised there's any of her left for the rest of us to see.”
    Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races




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