Sometimes I read on my Kindle and sometimes (when I don't forget I’m actually on a device that can do this) I highlight some words that make a lot of sense to me. Today I thought I would share this... just because.
The Geography Of You And Me
"The map was as good as a door swinging shut. And the geography of the thing—the geography of them—was completely and hopelessly wrong".
"That was the thing about books, she was realizing; they could take you somewhere else entirely, it was true. But it wasn’t the same thing as actually going there yourself".
If I Stay
"I don’t know if once you die you remember things that happened to you when you were alive. It makes a certain logical sense that you wouldn’t. That being dead will feel like before you were born, which is to say, a whole lot of nothingness".
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
"She knew that when she got old it would be more fun to look back on a life of romance and adventure than a life of quiet habits. But looking back was easy. It was the doing that was painful".
"Because she was raw and uncertain, and she liked to keep all the messy parts of herself to herself".
"It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless automat of characters".
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
"How to Live Blindly in a Blind World 101".
"Did that ever happen to you? You think someone is really important and different, but then you get to know them and it ruins everything? Do you know what I’m talking about?”.
"Did you ever think about all of the nights you lived through and can’t remember at all? The ones that were so mundane your brain just didn’t bother to record them. Hundreds, maybe thousands of nights come and go without being preserved by our memory. Does that ever freak you out? Like maybe your mind recorded all the wrong nights?".
"Zero, my favorite number. As in zero expectations, zero disappointments".
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts
"Oscar Wilde once said that to live is the rarest thing in the world, because most people just exist, and that’s all. I don’t know if he’s right, but I do know that I spent a long time existing, and now, I intend to live".
"I’m scared of everything. And I’m crazy. Like maybe you think I’m a little crazy, but I only ever let people see the tip of my crazy iceberg. Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and socially inept, I’m a complete disaster".
"God, she wanted to tackle him and roll around in him like a cat in a field of daisies".
"Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity".
"The lies we tell ourselves are the worst ones".
"When no one else is around, we open ourselves to the quieter astonishments that enormity can offer".
Looking for Alaska
“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present".
The Fault in Our Stars
"(Off topic, but: What a slut time is. She screws everybody.)".
"The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory".
"We drank from paper Winnie-the-Pooh cups".
Beautiful Redemption (Book 4) (Beautiful Creatures)
"There are lots of things we choose not to see. Doesn’t mean they aren’t there, even if we wish they weren’t".
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet Book 1)
"Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be".
If only I could remember to highlight on my paperbacks.