There are so many brilliant quotes from all of the books that I read, so many that I decided I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
Today's quotes are all from the books that I've read that have helped me find a little bit of myself. I hope that you enjoy them, and maybe find a little of yourself in them as well. If you haven't read any of these books listed, then I highly recommend all of them.
"I know life well enough to know you can't count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can't stop people from dying. You can't stop them from going away. You can't stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping."
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
Lois Lowry, The Giver
"That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste."
John Green, Paper Towns
"Teenage girls, please don't worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I've noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also a big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it's so wonderfully fair."
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
"If you forget the past, you're doomed to repeat it. I can't and won't forget my past."
Liza Wiemer, Hello?
"The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you."
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
"So in order to understand everything that happened, you have to start from the premise that high school sucks. Do you accept that premise? Of course you do. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. In fact, high school is where we are first introduced to the basic existential question of life: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad?"
Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
"I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they 'want to do' and start asking them what they don't want to do."
Amy Poehler, Yes Please
"When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face--the moment when your life teeters between giving up and getting up--when that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can't get up and you can't give up either, here's what you do: crawl."
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave
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What are some quotes that have helped you find a bit of yourself in them?