Sometimes you are just readin’.. minding your own business, and there it is…
A line that is so good you want to melt.
That’s what these quotes are.
Teen books are often put down as not being real literature. But you know what? Books can change your life. it doesn’t matter if it s a classic or a young adult story released this month. It did for me.
I didn’t really read for 20 years… then I picked up Hunger Games and it did something to me. It changed my life. It made me want to write a book.
How have books changed you? And do YOU have any favorite quotes. Please share them.
“District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.”
“Even when the world throws it worst and then turns in its back, there is still always hope”
― The Power of Six, by Pittacus Lore
“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”
—Divergent, by Veronica Roth
“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”
—The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
“I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
—Delirium, by Lauren Oliver
“There’s nothing wrong with being different.”
—Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
—Legend, by Marie Lu
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
“You weren’t born expecting that kind of beauty in everyone, all the time. You just got programmed into thinking anything else is ugly.”
“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that’s what scares you the most.”
—Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
—Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi
“Some walks you have to take alone.”
—Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
“But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way…Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”
—The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his words.”
―The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins