22 Quotes That Touched Me From Books (Part I)






22 Favorite Quotes From Best Selling Books To Keep Your Heart Warm (Part II)


You only live once. That is, of course, if you don’t read. But if you read books, then you’ll live as many lives as the stories you read. It’s not just the thrill of living the experience with the characters of the story, but also the load of lessons you get to learn all along. It’s just wonderful how books can answer your questions, how you can relate to them at any given stage you’re going through in your life. Below is a list of quotes I loved most from books that wormed my heart:





1- “She desperately wants to read mysteries, but she had to buy the cookbook because her angry husband is demanding hot meals as soon as he drops his briefcase at the door. She’s miserable in marriage, so is her husband. He drinks to escape, she cries in the bathroom sitting on the edge of the tub. They never should have gotten married. She’s even more miserable now that she bought the cookbook instead of Agatha Christie. She feels trapped.” 


–Ruta Sepetys - Out of the easy





2- “There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars




3- “I’ve been married, and the one thing I’ve found is that the superficialities of marriage are the most important. In other words, pleasant conversation at breakfast, amusing banter at parties, and a compliment once or twice during the day matter more than whatever one is actually feeling which, frankly, no one really cares about anyway.” 

– Candace Bushnell –Four blondes



4- “I had the big white fantasy, that dream you have about your wedding day. And then it comes true. And then, almost immediately afterward, you have the black fantasy. No one ever tells you about that one. You have this vision of yourself, all in black. Still young, wearing a big black hat, and a chic black dress. And you’re walking behind your husband’s casket. You have a fantasy that your husband has died. You still have you’re children and you’re still young, but you’re… free.” 

– Candace Bushnell –Four blondes




5- “She learned that there were two kind of men: those who apologized and continued their behavior and those who apologized and stopped it.” 

–Olivia Goldsmith –Dumping Billy





6- “Young women met young men. They dated for a while and either broke up or made a commitment to make a commitment. Women pressed for marriage, and the men, albeit sometimes reluctantly, seemed eventually to fall into line. It was expected. And families, ever present in the background, pushed for it… Looking at the older couples in the pews beside and ahead of her, Kate saw bored, middle-aged men and stoic or overly sentimental women. Many held handkerchiefs or tissues to their eyes. When Kate saw an older woman cry at a wedding –and she’d been to lots of weddings- she often thought they cried because unconsciously they remembered their own hopes and the subsequent disappointment that marriage had brought them.” 

–Olivia Goldsmith –Dumping Billy



7- “I was funny; someone should write a book about the new, twenty-first-century stages of commitment and separation in relationships… Each action represented either a step in growth or a diminishment in love and trust. First a couple only had each other’s home numbers. Then they exchanged phone numbers at work. Then there was the important moment when you programmed both numbers into your home and cell phones, followed by the ceremonial leaving of the toothbrush, followed quickly by the leaving of personal hygiene products –deodorant, moisturizer, a razor. The most symbolically, came the critical exchange of keys. Eventually, of course, each of these actions was reversed.” 

–Olivia Goldsmith –Dumping Billy



8- “She learned the hard way that no one was what he or she seemed, and that even the best-known, most trusted person had as many unfathomable layers as an onion.” 

–Karen Robards –Maggy’s Child




9- “Anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we’re disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare, and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet Fifty-five about.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars



10- “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars





11- “We made the story funny. You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars





12- “Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but A Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars




13- “I just want to be enough for you, but I never can be. This can never be enough for you. But this is all you get. You get me, and your family, and this world. This is your life. I’m sorry if it sucks. But you’re not going to be the first man on Mars, and you’re not going to be an NBA star, and you’re not going to hunt Nazis.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars




14- “I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars








15- “He wasn’t perfect or anything. He wasn’t your fairy-tale Prince Charming or whatever. He tried to be like that sometimes, but I liked him best when that stuff fell away.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars



16- “What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.” 

–John Green –The fault in our stars
17- “The night was ordinary. It usually is, I think, when your life changes. Most people aren’t doing anything special when the carefully placed pieces of their life break apart.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love



18- “You never know when something is going to happen to change your life. You expect it to arrive with fanfare, like a wedding or a birth, but instead it comes in the most ordinary of circumstances.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love



19- “Caroline had a theory about relationships. 'You're much happier when you wait…The ones that come to you are the only ones worth anything. It's like standing on the shore and spotting something in the water. You can splash around and try to get it, or you can wait and see if the tide brings it in.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love



20- “I was reading love stories, the classics, one after another. You could lose yourself in someone else’s heartbreak while you held your breath for your own.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love




21- “We create narratives for people, because they are simpler than the complexities of real lives. Everyone wants a good story, with a prince and a princess and a valiant. When narratives change, it’s unsettling, because whether or not they’re our own, they help to define us, and we don’t want to let go of them.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love




22- “Ultimately what remains is a story. In the end, it’s the only thing any of us really owns. Some people write to explain their lives, others to escape them.”

― Carole Radziwill, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love







 Books featured in this post:


1- Ruta Sepetys- Out Of The Easy





2- John Green –The Fault In Our Stars




3- Candace Bushnell- Four Blondes




4 - Olivia Goldsmith-Dumping Billy



5- Karen Robards- Maggy’s Child



6- Carole Radziwill, What Remains









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