My Favorite Quotes from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I fell in love with Nicola Yoon’s writing when I read her debut novel Everything, Everything. And I LOVE Amandla Stenber, who’s playing Madeline in the movie. So, now that my sister’s wedding craziness is over, I’m extremely pumped to see this adaptation. Depending on how much writing and lesson planning I get through this morning, I’m hoping to see it this afternoon or perhaps tomorrow. In anticipation and celebration, here are my favorite quotes from the book (you’ll notice a fair number of them contain the word everything):  Continue reading

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

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I believe in one day and someday and this perfect moment called now.

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

How can the word love, the word life, even fit in the mouth.

Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing keeping me afloat.

Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Everything was a broken line for me in those days. I was slipped into the empty spaces between words.

Betsy Cornwell, Mechanica 

She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah 

Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.

Nicola Yoon, Everything Everything

From an evolutionary point of view, most emotions – fear, desire, anger – serve some practical purpose, but nostalgia is a useless, futile thing because it is a longing for something that is permanently lost.

David Nichols, Us 

The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.

Amy Poehler, Yes Please

You didn’t win the game of life by losing the least. That would be one of those—what were they called again?—Pyrrhic victories. Real winning was having the most to lose, even if it meant you might lose it all. Even though it meant you would lose it all, sooner or later.

Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up 

People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.

Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme! I’d love to learn some of your favorite quotes in the comments!

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

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Happy Tuesday Friends! I love quotes, so you would think this week’s topic would be a snap for me, right? I’ve been collecting quotes in notebooks since middle school, so I should have had a lot of material to work with, right? That would be right, except those notebooks are in a box under my childhood bed in my childhood bedroom. These are some of the most inspiring ones I either remembered (then checked on the Internet), found saved on tumblr, or gleaned from an google search on inspiring quotes from books. Some I think are helpful as a writer, others as a person. I might not have hit all of my favorites, but I do like all of these ones quite a bit. Let me know your favorites in the comments! Continue reading