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This week’s theme is all about inspirational and thought-provoking quotes, and today I’ve decided just to share some quotes from books that I love!
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I love this quote so much that one day I’m planning to have it tattooed on my arm.
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Macbeth is my favourite Shakespeare play, and I’ve always loved this quote.
“I don’t like the other girls,” said Gerta, scowling. “Besides, I’m not like them.” (Kay had told her once that she wasn’t much like other girls. It was one of the phrases that she held very close, tucked up in the space beneath her breastbone.)
“In this very town,” said her grandmother, “there are at least a dozen girls standing at windows right this very minute saying the exact same thing.”
The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher: This f/f retelling of The Snow Queen stomps all over internalised misogyny, and I love it.
I laugh. Yer crazy, I says.
I was fine till I met you, he says.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young: I adore this novel and Saba and Jack will always be one of my OTPs. I love their chemistry.
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: This quote fills me with nostalgia and reminds me of those long childhood summers.
Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot .
Feed by Mira Grant: What better way to open a novel? Feed is one of my favourite novels of all time, and you should read it.
But you’re probably the first Humans they’ve ever seen, and I don’t want them to grow up thinking your species is stupid.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers: There are far more thought-provoking quotes throughout this book, but this quote never fails to make me smile.
I hate hating my body. Actually, I don’t even hate my body. I just worry everyone else might.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: I’ve struggled with my weight since my late childhood/early teens and this book was such a validating read.
In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: I’M STILL NOT OVER IT.
Men mock the gods until they need them, Kaz.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: There are so many quotable lines in this book, but this one has always stuck with me.