QUOTEoftheDay

Saturday
Sep162017

Sarah Addison Allen

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.

I was just telling Claire about a guy I met in bread class. I hate him, but he could be my soul mate.

Sometimes its necessary to embrace the magic, to find out what's real in life, and in one's own heart.

Oh, please. Everyone in this town always says that, like you have to be born here to understand things. I understand plenty. You're only as weird as you want to be.

Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.

She finally understood that, no matter how hard you try, you can't make someone love you. You can't stop them from making the wrong decision. There's no magic for that.

The apple tree in the background, just barely visible, was stretching a single limb out to her, as if wanting to be in the photo with her.

Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.

On the day the tree bloomed in the fall, when its white apple blossoms fell and covered the ground like snow, it was tradition for the Waverleys to gather in the garden like survivors of some great catastrophe, hugging one another, laughing as they touched faces and arms, making sure they were all okay, grateful to have gotten through it.


Friday
Sep152017

Jeaniene Frost

I'm saying that I'm a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you're okay with that, because it's who I am, and you're what I need.

Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.

If you run from me, I will chase you, and I'll find you....

If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… 

You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one's better in bed.

Don't kiss me like a woman if you're going to treat me like a child.

Lucifer's bouncing balls, Kitten, not again!

"He f**ks even better than he looks”, I settled on saying. Several heads turned. I didn’t care; I was pissed. “And that beautiful face is going to be clamped between my legs as soon as we get home, don’t you worry."

 think we need to have a little talk, woman to skank.



Thursday
Sep142017

Kate DiCamillo

Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.

There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.

There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.

Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.

There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman. Such was the fate of Chiaroscuro. His heart was broken. Picking up the spoon and placing it on his head, speaking of revenge, these things helped him to put his heart together again. But it was, alas, put together wrong.”

You can't always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.


Monday
Sep042017

Hayley Williams

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.

If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.

I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior.

What motivates me is seeing people in the crowd and wondering what they're going home to and what they're dealing with, and knowing that for the time being we're their escape.

To anyone that ever told you you're no good.. they're no better.

It’s sad when friends become enemies. But what’s even worse is when they become strangers.

And the worst part is before it gets any better we're heading for a cliff. And in the free fall I will realize I'm better off when I hit the bottom.

I believe music is a place everyone of us can go to. I don’t care who you are, where you were born, what you do with your life. Everyone can come here in music and be equal.


Sunday
Sep032017

Leigh Bardugo

Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.

I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.

The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.

No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for 'good luck.

I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.

It's not natural for women to fight."
"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.

When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.


Friday
Sep012017

Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.

Let's carpe the hell out of this diem.

We'll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.

He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand.

Did you know...you make me so happy that sometimes I actually forget to breath? I'll be looking at you, and my chest will get so tight...and it's like, the only thought in my head is how much I want to reach over and kiss you.

Oh, I'm sorry," Chubs said, 'apparently the middle of my sentence interrupted the beginning of yours. Do continue.

When a girl cries, few things are more worthless than a boy.

Never, never, never. I am never going to forget you.

Ghosts don't haunt people--their memories do.

Thursday
Aug312017

Armistead Maupin

Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in the street and to hell with anybody who thinks you're a damned fool!

If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore. A black shelf, a women's shelf, and a gay shelf.

I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity.

I'm not sure I even need a lover, male or female. Sometimes I think I'd settle for five good friends.

I felt very close to God.... My friends say that's because I was always on my knees.

Oh, Mona, we're all damned fools! Some of us just have more fun with it than others. Loosen up, dear! Don't be so afraid to cry . . . or laugh, for that matter. Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in

Taureans are stubborn as hell. They never want to tell you what sign they are.... But underneath that tough Taurus hide beats the heart of a hopeless romantic.

Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun.


Wednesday
Aug302017

Robin Sloan

Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines -- it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.

After that, the book will fade, the way all books fade in your mind. But I hope you will remember this:
A man walking fast down a dark lonely street. Quick steps and hard breathing, all wonder and need. A bell above a door and the tinkle it makes. A clerk and a ladder and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time.

Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.

Neel takes a sharp breath and I know exactly what it means. It means: I have waited my whole life to walk through a secret passage built into a bookshelf.

He has the strangest expression on his face- the emotional equivalent of 404 PAGE NOT FOUND.

You know, I'm really starting to think the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules.


Tuesday
Aug292017

Michael Grant

Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?

We didn't Make this World we're just the Poor Fools who are living in it.

That's your solution? Have a cookie?' Astrid asked. 'No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,' Sam said. 'But a cookie never hurts.

Superpowers, don't always make you a superhero.

But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.

No. I believe in free will. I think we make our own decisions and carry out our own actions. And our actions have consequences. The world is what we make it. But I think sometime we can ask God to help us and He will. Sometime I think He looks down and say, 'Wow, look what those idiots are up to now. I guess I better help them along a little'.

It's vital to keep a sense of humour when the world seems to have suddenly become a very strange place

I had a polynomial once. My doctor removed it.

It's not about who's got powers, morons. It's about who's not afraid. And who's going to do what has to be done.


Monday
Aug282017

Francis Chan

But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.

The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.

God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.

Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.

We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You've probably heard the expression 'I believe in God, just not organized religion'. I don't think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live.

Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.

Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.