In every book we read there will be a section, paragraph, or line that sticks with us. It’s what makes us remember the book, the story and the feelings it left us with.
Across quite a few books I’ve read recently there are some quotes I can’t stop thinking about and feel important to me right now, and I thought it would be nice to share them with you.
The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury:
“He was talking about books as if they were alive – old friends, powerful adversaries at times, insolent teenagers and elderly ladies sitting by the fire. In our bookcases? Grumpy wise men and mistresses, uncontrollable passions, future killers, thin paper boys offering their hands to fragile damsels whose beauty grew thin with every description. Some books were wild horses that took you with them in a mad galloping while you were hanging, breathless. Others were like boats sailing softly on a lake lit by the moonlight. And some were prisons.”
Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, translated by Geoffrey Trousellot:
“Water flows from high places to low places. That is the nature of gravity. Emotions also seem to act according to gravity. When in the presence of someone with whom you have a bond, and to whom you have entrusted your feelings, it is hard to lie and get away with it. The truth just wants to come flowing out. This is especially the case when you are trying to hide your sadness or vulnerability. It is much easier to conceal sadness from a stranger, or from someone you don’t trust.”
“But Kazu still goes on believing that, no matter what difficulties people face, they will always have the strength to overcome them. It just takes heart. And if the chair can change someone’s heart, it clearly has its purpose.”
Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores #5) by Sherryl Woods:
“What do any of us have if we don’t have hope?” he [Thomas] asked. “Why even at the bottom of Pandora’s Box, there was hope.”
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackay:
“Those are dark clouds” said the boy. “Yes but they will move on,” said the horse “the blue sky above us never leaves.”
“Do you have any other advice?” asked the boy “Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated” said the horse.
What are some stand-out quotes or passages from your recent reads?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!