Book Quotes I’ve Recently Highlighted (In Novels Other Than Harry Potter)

  •  “My Father took one hundred and thirty two minutes to die. I counted.” – On The Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta“If you saw the photo you’d understand. You’d want to say to the kid in it, ‘Why weren’t you strong enough to resist death? Didn’t that look in your eye stop anything bad from happening to you?’ ” – On The Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta
  • “Someone asked us later, ‘didn’t you wonder why no one came across you sooner?’ Did I wonder? When you see your parents zipped up in black body bags on the Jellicoe Road like they’re some kind of garbage, don’t you know. Wonder dies.” – On The Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta
  • “Everyone has that one line they swear they’ll never cross, the one thing they say they’ll never do. Not something serious like I’ll never kill anyone or I’ll never invade Russia in the winter. Usually, it’s something less earth-shattering. I’ll never cheat on her. I’ll never work at a job I hate. I’ll never give up my dreams. We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it. That’s why it’s so hard when we break that promise we make to ourselves.” – Almost Perfect,  Brian Katcher
  • “I figure, what better gift can you give the person you’re gonna spend the rest of your life with than to tell her you’ve been waiting for her?” – The V Club, Kate Brian
  • “Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?” – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  • “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.” – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  • “There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn to know the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” – Just Listen, Sarah Dessen
  • “Because that is what happens when you try to run from the past. It doesn’t just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.” – Just Listen, Sarah Dessen
  • “Everything hurt. I closed my eyes, pressing my cheek to the street, and waited. What for, I didn’t know. To be rescued. Or found. But no one came. All I’d ever thought I wanted was to be left alone. Until I was.” – Just Listen, Sarah Dessen
  • “I was beginning to see, though, that the unknown wasn’t always the greatest thing to fear/ The people who know you best can be riskier, because the words they say and the things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.” – Just Listen, Sarah Dessen
  • “You haven’t got any pressures in life. I’ve always had to be the best because it’s been expected of me.” – Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta
  • “There were a few more speeches after that. Great speeches made by the best orators in our schools, but nothing compared to his. Ours were all polished. We didn’t say ours with passion. We had lots that passion after winning our first few debates. It was all so clinical for us now.” – Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta

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4 thoughts on “Book Quotes I’ve Recently Highlighted (In Novels Other Than Harry Potter)

  1. i always think of the quote "the prettiest road i ever saw, where the trees make breezy canopies like a tunnel to shangri la" from on the jellicoe road when i'm driving home after being in the city…it's maybe a bit odd that i know that quote by heart!rose xxxpeopletellme.blogspot.com

  2. I bloody love melina marchetta book.s I bought Looking For Alibrandi from the op shop for $1 a few months ago. I also read the Piper's son a few weeks ago. I made Ell read on the jellicoe road.

  3. I bloody love melina marchetta book.s I bought Looking For Alibrandi from the op shop for $1 a few months ago. I also read the Piper's son a few weeks ago. I made Ell read on the jellicoe road.

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