I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I really like this tag that Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile created last month for Bookending Spring. (Although BE Spring is technically over, a good prompt is a good prompt!)
Of course, being me, I couldn’t pick just one quote for most of these — there are just too many to choose from. So as always I’m bending the rules; hopefully you’ll find it in your heart to forgive me. 😉
A quote that makes you laugh
Motivation? I’ll show you motivation, you wrinkly old windbag. Also, please kind sir, don’t fail me, I beg you.
– F.C. Yee, The Iron Will of Genie Lo
My parents have a sign hanging in the bathroom that I think sums it up […] It says: ‘Believe in yourself.’ Have you considered believing in yourself? I can send you that quote on top of a pic of a sunset. Would that help?
– Maureen Johnson, The Vanishing Stair
A quote that makes you sad
Even if you found yourself in a magical story, there were no guarantees that you were the hero, or that you would get the things you dreamed of.
– Sarah Rees Brennan, In Other Lands
Caring was a thing with claws. It sank them in, and didn’t let go. Caring hurt more than a knife to the leg, more than a few broken ribs, more than anything that bled or broke and healed again. Caring didn’t break you clean. It was a bone that didn’t set, a cut that wouldn’t close.
– V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light
A quote that makes you nostalgic
Things change. We change with them. We sail before the wind. We become adults. As adults, we keep our minds and our secrets hidden, and our wounds. It’s safer.
– Tamora Pierce, The Will of the Empress
The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
– Roald Dahl, Matilda
A quote you can’t seem to forget
In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.
– Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
Never trust people who don’t have something in their lives that they love beyond all reason.
– Fredrik Backman, Beartown
Your favorite quote
When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words.
– Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
no one since this was a BE Spring prompt, but feel free to say I tagged you if you’d like!