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  • #1
    George R.R. Martin
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #2
    Cassandra Clare
    “Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact?" Will demanded with mock horror. "Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be."

    He banged on the side of the carriage. "Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #3
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #4
    Patrick Ness
    “It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
    It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
    It's not a weakness.
    It's your best strength.”
    Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

  • #5
    Cassandra Clare
    “Jessamine recoiled from the paper as if it were a snake. "A lady does not read the newspaper. The society pages, perhaps, or the theater news. Not this filth."
    "But you are not a lady, Jessamine---," Charlotte began.
    "Dear me," said Will. "Such harsh truths so early in the morning cannot be good for the digestion.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #6
    Cassandra Clare
    “So you're a Shadowhunter,' Nate said. 'De Quincey told me that you lot were monsters.'
    'Was that before or after he tried to eat you?' Will inquired.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #7
    Cassandra Clare
    “Will: "Nice place to live, isn't it? Let's hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two ..."
    Jem: "Indeed. Perhaps, if we're fortunate, we can still catch syphilis."
    "Or demon pox," Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #8
    Peter De Vries
    “Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.”
    Peter De Vries

  • #9
    Cassandra Clare
    “Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
    "Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling.”
    Cassandra Clare

  • #10
    Rick Yancey
    “There are things that are too terrible to remember, and there are things that are almost too wonderful to recall.”
    Rick Yancey, The Curse of the Wendigo

  • #11
    Rick Yancey
    “Please, do not leave me, Will Henry. I would not survive it. You were nearly right. What Mr. Kendall was, I am always on the brink of becoming. And you - I do not pretend to know how or even why - but you pull me back from the precipice. You are the one... You are the one thing that keeps me Human.”
    Rick Yancey, The Isle of Blood

  • #12
    Patrick Ness
    “Life ain't fair.
    It ain't.
    Not never.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #14
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #15
    Carl Sandburg
    “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
    Carl Sandburg

  • #16
    Julian Barnes
    “This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn't turn out to be like Literature.”
    Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

  • #17
    Rick Yancey
    “Some things you can never leave behind. They don't belong to the past. They belong to you.”
    Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

  • #18
    Rick Yancey
    “We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”
    Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

  • #19
    Rick Yancey
    “Sarcasm doesn't appear to work on him. If that's true, I'm in trouble: It's my normal mode of communication.”
    Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

  • #20
    Libba Bray
    “People always think they know other people, but they don’t. Not really. I mean, maybe they know things about them, like they won’t eat doughnuts or they like action movies or whatever. But they don’t know what their friends do in their rooms alone at night or what happened to them when they were kids or if they feel fucked up and sad for no reason at all.”
    Libba Bray, Going Bovine

  • #21
    Libba Bray
    “Think: who has vans, huh? Soccer moms and serial killers.”
    Libba Bray, Going Bovine

  • #22
    Laini Taylor
    “She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
    tags: love

  • #23
    Rick Yancey
    “Our enemy is fear. Blinding, reason-killing fear. Fear consumes the truth and poisons all the evidence, leading us to false assumptions and irrational conclusions.”
    Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist

  • #24
    Rick Yancey
    “He knew the truth. Yes, my dear child, he would undoubtedly tell a terrified toddler tremulously seeking succor, monsters are real. I happen to have one hanging in my basement.
    Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist

  • #25
    Rick Yancey
    “Yes, my dear child, monsters are real. I happen to have one hanging in my basement.”
    Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist

  • #26
    Rick Yancey
    “Snap to, Will Henry!”
    Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist

  • #27
    Patrick Ness
    “You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #28
    Patrick Ness
    “Stories don't always have happy endings."

    This stopped him. Because they didn't, did they? That's one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #29
    Patrick Ness
    There was once an invisible man who had grown tired of being unseen. It was not that he was actually invisible. It was that people had become used to not seeing him.

    And if no one sees you, are you really there at all?"

    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #30
    Patrick Ness
    “Conor held tightly onto his mother.
    And by doing so, he could finally let her go.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls



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