Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Love quote for Valentine's Day:
“He broke your heart! How can you call it love when he hurt you so badly?”
Kellen pops another fry into her mouth. “It was love because it was worth it.”
The Future of Us,53

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scott Westerfeld

"Gravity was something you could beat; all it took was hydrogen, hot air, or even a pit of rope. But being a girl was a miserable, never-ending struggle."
Behemoth, 247

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Piper Kerman

"July dawned with a sour flavor. The entire Camp facility seemed to groan in the heat, overtaxed. The phones stopped working. The washing machines broke, a horror show. Suddenly all the hair dryers disappeared. Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers—it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen. I sure as [heck]wasn’t going to be Piggy."
Orange Is the New Black (174)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Marc Gonsalves

I've been reading quite a bit of nonfiction lately, so I think I'll call this month "Non-fiction Month." Here's the first entry, from a book by three men who were, as the title suggests, held captive for quite some time:

"We were all a bit surprised that we’d taken such satisfaction in Rogelio’s [one of their captors] death. It disturbed me. . . . Perhaps some very small part of my soul died along with Rogelio. Perhaps his treatment of us had afflicted me in such a way that I’d lost some of my humanity. Perhaps I had to add my conscience to our casualty list."
Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle, 291

Monday, August 30, 2010

Helen Simonson

“But I must ask you, do you really understand what it means to be in love with an unsuitable woman?”
“My dear boy,” said the Major. “Is there really any other kind?”
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, 203

She hurried down the driveway and as she disappeared, blue dress into deep night, he knew he was a fool. Yet at that moment, he could not find a way to be a different man.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, 266

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eoin Colfer

In honor of the new Artemis Fowl book, The Atlantis Complex, that came out this week, here are a few quotes from previous books. Taken all together, I noticed they are very character driven, so if you haven't read the books, they might not do much for you. But I think they're dang funny!

From Artemis Fowl:
“Whatever was coming, it would be bad. He was certain. He was absolutely right.” 221-22
“Juliet was safe for the moment, but Holly had taken her place on the endangered-individuals list.” 228

From AF: The Arctic Incident:
“The manservant tried to look innocent, but his facial muscles couldn’t quite pull it off.” 104
“Commander Root was smarter than he looked. Then again, it would be almost impossible not to be.” 211

From AF: The Lost Colony:
“Mulch checked the vehicle’s cooler and was delighted to find sim-chicken and nettle beer. He liberated both.” 37
“On his face, a smile looked like the first symptom of a disease.” 260

From AF: The Eternity Code:
“The sarcasm made a slight whistling noise as if flew over Loafer’s head.” 131

From AF: The Time Paradox:
"This was a face that only a mother could love, and then perhaps only if her sight were failing." 112
"One moment he was in control, enjoying the smugness that comes with being the smartest person in the metaphorical room. The next he was crashing back to earth, having sacrificed his queen for a rook, realizing he was up against somebody just as smart as he was, only twice as ruthless [his younger self]." 216
"There were still people who deserved to be stolen from, or exposed, or dropped in the deep jungle with only flip-flops and a spoon." 355

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cameron Dokey

“The expression on his face was flat and blank, as if he was trying to give away nothing of what he might be feeling, particularly if that thing was fear. This I instantly understood, for I knew that to show fear was to give
your opponent an advantage you frequently could not afford.”
Golden, 18