Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Favorite Book Quotes

We've talked about YA novels in past posts, and I've written reviews of some of the ones I've read this year. I've interviewed a few YA authors also. One thing about YA novels is that some of them are full of great quotes. Who could forget Augusts' "I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend" or "That's the thing about pain...It demands to be felt" from The Fault in Our Stars


Or “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another" and "One choice can transform you" from Divergent.



And of course you can't forget the most popular quote from The Hunger Games:

Some of my favorite quotes are from the Chronicles of Narnia.


I've written a YA novel that I hope will be published in the near future. Here are a few quotes from my main characters.

“I’m a runner, not a fighter. All I’ve ever been good at is running.  Running from the visions, from the things that haunt me. Running from the things I can’t beat or change.” Kia 

“I don’t have the answers, but God does. You and me? We have things that can hold us back or we can embrace who we’re meant to be. Stop running from what you can’t change and run toward who you’re meant to be.” Thorn

"Funny how family can feel like strangers and friends can become family." Kia

What are your favorite book quotes? Share them in the comments section along with the book they're from. If you're an author, what are your favorite quotes from your own book?

22 comments:

  1. I've got two from my YA novel Angelhood. :)

    "Apparently, growing one’s wings is something best done with the help of others."

    "Those side-by-side comedy and tragedy faces summed up life, didn’t they? The tragedy exists right alongside the comedy."

    Interested readers can find out more about Angelhood here: http://www.ajcattapan.com/angelhood/

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  2. My favorite is We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. My softball team always says that to each other.

    Jada

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  3. Great idea for a post, Kathy. I find it interesting that my publisher chose different pull-quotes from those I choose for my two books of the Bird Face series. I'm happy either way, though.

    Book One, 8 Notes to a Nobody:
    My publisher: "Funny how you can live your days as a clueless little kid, believing you look just fine … until someone knocks you in the heart with it."
    Me: "The only difference between us was how we tried to get what we needed. And what we did when we failed."

    Book Two, 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status:
    My publisher: "Without knowing or caring where I'd wind up, I sneaked out of the house and took off running."
    Me: "The possibility that I wasn't the kind of girl David liked invaded my thoughts like a wild blackberry vine, twisting and poking into the empty spaces. With thorns."

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    1. Both are good. It would be hard to choose.

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    2. On book one I like both quotes. On book two I like the publisher one because it pulls me in more.

      Jada

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  4. I forgot to give my website if anyone wants to learn more about my books. Thanks! http://www.cynthiattoney.com

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  5. Only keep wishing I could show the Capitol that they don't own me. That I am more than just a piece in there game. If I am going to die I still want to be me. Peeta, Hunger Games

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    1. Peeta was a good character. I loved him!

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    2. I like Gayle too but he didn't say as much.

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    3. I like Gayle too but he didn't say as much.

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  6. How fun! This is from "The Volk Advent" a YA Christmas book set in Siberia, Russia.

    "No." I whispered. "I will not shave my head and be chased by wolves."

    Here is my website http://www.kristenjoywilks.com/

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  7. It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be! from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling.

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  8. extraordinary times call for extraordinary measure.

    I would gladly lay down my sword for the joy of seeing your country with my own eyes.

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  9. One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.” voyage of the dawn treader

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  10. “In your world, I have another name. You should know me by it.”

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  11. “In your world, I have another name. You should know me by it.”

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