Ya Lit Quotes

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John Green
“The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never be struck by lightening, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the unlikely things together, at least one of them will probably happen to each of us. I could have seen it rain frogs. I could have stepped foot on Mars. I could have been eaten by a whale. I could have married the Queen of England or survived months at sea. But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: out of all the houses in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Carrie Ryan
“It's not about surviving. It should be about love. When you know love...that's what makes this life worth it. When you live with it everyday. Wake up with it, hold on to it during the thunder and after a nightmare. When love is your refuge from the death that surrounds us all and when it fills you so tight that you can't express it.”
Carrie Ryan

Courtney Summers
“You know all the ways you can kill a girl?

God, there are so many.”
Courtney Summers, All the Rage

Bill Condon
“There's nothing quite as good as folding up into a book and shutting the world outside.If I pick the right one I can be beautiful, or fall in love, or live happily ever after. Maybe even all three.”
From Tiff, the main character in "A straight line to my heart" by Bill Condon (Allen & Unwin 2011)

Leigh Bardugo
“You cannot make this kind of decision," he said. "Go off with someone you barely know. You're seventeen."
"And you're the guy who got drunk on eggnog last Christmas and danced to 'Turn The Beat Around' in Aunt Rachel's wig, so stop acting like you're in charge."
"We agreed not to mention that ever again," Jason whispered furiously.”
Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer

C. Toni Graham
“It is wise to offer your gratitude when you ask and when you receive.”
C. Toni Graham, Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

C. Toni Graham
“All living things are sensitive to their surroundings and convey distress and sorrow as well as joy. Trees are no exception as they are most rooted to mother earth and their limbs carry knowledge we can only aspire to obtain.”
C. Toni Graham, Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

C. Toni Graham
“Only you can charter the course of your destiny.”
C. Toni Graham, Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

Emily Lloyd-Jones
“She’s a lunatic,” says Conrad.
“Absolutely insane,” says Guntram.
“Either completely fearless or utterly stupid,” says Conrad.
“She’s going to fit right in,” says Guntram.”
Emily Lloyd-Jones, Illusive

C. Toni Graham
“You always have free will to choose your path.”
C. Toni Graham, Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

C. Toni Graham
“I read her nasty, wicked thoughts—and she knows for sure that I am a Druid. She is totally warped and absolutely no doubt about it—evil!”
C. Toni Graham, Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

Emily Lloyd-Jones
“Her heartbeat picks up, her pulse fluttering through her neck and wrists. She loves this part, loves the moment before she pulls off a job—the heat, the cold, the rush. It’s terrifying and delicious, like teetering out over the edge of a building, her fingers tight on the safety railing. She can see how everything could go horribly wrong, but that rational part of her is tamped down, silenced by the beauty of the fall.”
Emily Lloyd-Jones, Illusive

K.J. McPike
“Waking up the next morning was torture. I dragged myself to the bathroom feeling like I'd been thrown against a brick wall. Repeatedly. By the Hulk.”
K.J. McPike, XODUS

K.J. McPike
“I couldn't help but feel a little smug at the prospect of finding my phone this way. I was going to beat Dad at his own game, using the ability he didn't believe I had.

Ha! Take that, you muggle!”
K.J. McPike, XODUS

K.J. McPike
“I fell back into the sofa, letting my head thump against the wall. Of course, there would be something else to complicate things. I couldn’t catch a break with a net the size of Texas.”
K.J. McPike, Nemesis

Pixie Perkins
“Madison…” I slip the crook of my finger under her chin, gently tilting it up so her eyes meet mine. “I swear it’s the truth.”
Pixie Perkins, Truth or Dare

Lauren Myracle
“Even if I don’t know a girl, or even if I know her but don’t necessarily like her, I’m all the time falling in love for brief, intense spurts.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Wind in our hair, sun on our skin, school done for the day and stored safely on a shelf til tomorrow…damn, this being alive thing felt frickin awesome.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“I often get a particular wrinkled-nose look from Mom: mild revulsion mixed with fondness, as if she can’t quite believe she made me, this large, sometimes stinky, always untidy boy who double dips and chugs orange juice out of the carton even though she begs me not to.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Paul, watching you hallucinate is boring as fuck,” Roby said. “If you want to chill, great. If you’re going to drink your stupid purple drank, I’m going to take off.” And he did. I kept drinking my stupid purple drank, and he left.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“That’s why I love that kid. I can get a proper roasting from him and still be good friends.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Roby was honest in a kind way. If I was being stupid, he told me. But he also talked me up, telling me my fashion sense was dope and that I had good taste in music.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“In fifty years, we’ll be like those old men who spend hours at all-day breakfast diners. We’ll have big ears and tufting sprouts of nose hair, and we’ll guffaw at everything the other says. Heh-heh-heh, you know it, Roby. Pass the damn ham.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Roby thought he should get “dibs” on Natalia because he claimed her first, that’s what he was arguing. I’m not convinced it works that way. Natalia has dibs on herself, that’s what I think.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“I almost fell into the trap of thinking too much about the moment instead of living the moment, which would have been disastrous, because once I start thinking like that, it’s hard to stop.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“If you have a girlfriend—when you have a girlfriend—make sure you take care of her just like she takes care of you.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Did everyone think about death practically every day, or was it just me? Did everyone wonder why we existed, and if life was nothing but a fluke?”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“Natalia, Kahlia and Helen are always saying “Love you!” to each other. They say it at school, at parties, at each other’s houses. They hug all the frickin time, too. Guys, on the other hand, bump fists and every so often hug their moms.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“I’ve been thinking back to when I was younger, before I had a clue about benzos or purple drank or even weed. I was so innocent. I wish I could go back and be that dumbshit kid again, naïve and full of hope.”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

Lauren Myracle
“It’s okay if you’re not exactly happy, I think. Maybe you’re on the way to being happy”
Lauren Myracle, This Boy

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