Quote Quoted: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

I am STILL reading The Night Circus. I had to take a break from it, but now that I’ve picked it back up a few days later, I’m enjoying it more than I was before. So that’s good. I read this quote yesterday and I thought it was just a beautiful visual and really atmospheric. I had to share. 🙂

There is the softest of sobbing as the coffin is lowered into the ground, but it is difficult to pinpoint who it is coming from, or if it is instead a collective sound of mingled sighs and wind and shifting feet.

I just really liked it. So that’s it. I just wanted to share the quote.

Hope everyone has a good day!

Quote Quoted: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing

I can’t say that the thing actually belonged in the place where it ended up. In fact, none of the things there really belonged. They all seemed happy enough though, so maybe that didn’t matter.

I’m not where I thought I’d be in my life right now, but it’s all about perspective, isn’t it? Be happy that you’re alive. Be happy that you have the things you need in life. Be happy that, while you’re not doing what you thought you’d be doing right now, you are doing something you love to do. Be happy you can read and that you have books. Be happy that you are surrounded by books. You can belong anywhere.

I’m going to quote from a song by my favorite band, The Neighbourhood.

They say it’s happy here, happiness is figurative, I’m happy ’cause of me, doesn’t matter where I’m living

So yeah. If you couldn’t tell, I really liked this quote. It’s from “The Lost Thing” by Shaun Tan, which is one of the illustrated short stories, collected in Lost and Found, which I would highly recommend. I particularly enjoyed “The Red Tree” from that book.

Quote Quoted: The Savage by David Almond

It’s been a while since I did a Quote Quoted post. I don’t know why. I suppose I haven’t found a quote that I just needed to post right away. I read this quote from The Savage last night and liked it a lot. I don’t really have a reason why other than that I just think it is beautifully written and I wanted other people to read it. And maybe I thought it kind of fit me a little bit? I don’t know. I mean, I can’t claim to be magic, but I know I’m a little weird and strange and full of dreams. Anyway, I’ll stop blathering on and just give you the quote:

He was just like me, only weirder and wilder and closer to some magic and some darkness and some dreams. -Page 13

Beautiful, isn’t it?

The Savage is written by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean (who I’m kind of obsessed with). I’ll be reviewing it soon.

Quote Quoted: Everything Leads to You

Everything Leads to YouI recently read Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. I absolutely adored this quote, especially because it can be applied to movies as well as books.

We love films because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing.

But also.

They tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken. Remember about death and suffering and the complexities of living. Remember what it is like to love someone. Remember how it is to be loved. Remember what you feel in this moment. Remember this. Remember this. (Page 305)

There’s nothing much I wanted to say about this quote, mostly because I believe it can speak for itself. However, feel free to let me know what you think about it in the comments. 🙂

Quote Quoted: The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

I, for one, LOVE quotes, and I know that a lot of you guys do too. So I’ve started “Quote Quoted” on the blog as a way to showcase some of my favorite quotes from my current reads and discuss them. The Black Hour

I’m currently reading Lori Rader-Day’s The Black Hour, which I’ll be reviewing over on WatchPlayRead in the next few days. I chose two quotes for this book, but they are only two lines from each other:

Crooked paths often still lead where you wanted to go.

We were all slightly different versions of ourselves now.

I love both of these quotes. This book is very much about the journey we go through in life, the ups and downs, the successes and failures, the hardships and happiness. I really appreciated the first quote because I related to it so well. Your path might not go the way you thought it would, but you’ll still get where you want to go.

The second quote made me think of the following Doctor Who quote. I completely agree with it and the quote in The Black Hour. Our experiences change us and we become completely different people, whether we mean to or not. We are always changing, growing, learning. You just keep moving.

We all change - Doctor WhoThis book was incredible, you guys. I’ll be reviewing it over on WatchPlayRead, and it should be up in the next day or two. Look out for it over there! 🙂



Quote Quoted: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Hey guys! So I’ve been toying with the idea of every few days or so posting a quote from the book I’m currently reading (or a favorite quote from a book I’ve already read). I will post the quote and then explain why I like it and we can discuss in the comments. What do you guys think of this idea (and the title for the post?). GIVE ME ALL THE FEEDBACK! 🙂Say What You Will

I’m currently reading Cammie McGovern’s Say What You Will, which I’m enjoying. When I read this quote, I really liked it right away. Here it is:

Freakishness could happen to anyone at any time. -Page 13

If you don’t know, this book is about a girl, Amy, who has Cerebral Palsy, and a boy, Matthew, who has OCD. Yes, each of them have their own problems, but I think this book is really trying to tell you that your problems don’t always have to be so obvious (like Amy’s). Anyone could have problems or be a little strange and you might not know it. Like Matthew (well, maybe not quite as intense), you could be afraid of a lot of things but no one will know that by looking at you. I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but I’m going through some stuff (wow, that is a generalization, but again, not the place to go into that “stuff”), and this quote sort of just struck home…I guess? I thought it was so true, and it reminded me a little of a quote from the movie Psycho: “We all go a little mad sometimes.”

Have you read this book? Did you like this quote? What do you think about it?