Collected Book Quotes From: Sula

“[…] my lonely is mine. Now your lonely is somebody else’s. Made by somebody else and handed to you. Ain’t that something? A secondhand lonely.” — Sula Peace – Sula: Page 143 “The presence of evil was something to be first recognized, then dealt with,…

Collected Quotes: Song of Solomon

“She needed what most colored girls needed: a chorus of mamas, grandmamas, aunts, cousins, sisters, neighbors, Sunday school teachers, best girl friends, and what all to give her strength life demanded of her and the humor which to live it.” — Toni Morrison, Song of…

Quotes From: Perks of Being a Wallflower

“[…] sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.” — Mr. Bill – Page 24 – Perks of Being a Wallflower “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” — Dad – Page 28 – Perks of…

Collected Quotes: Year of Yes (How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person)

Year of Yes Chapter by Chapter Review Best of In public, I smiled. A lot. I did a HUGE amount of smiling. And I did what I called “Athlete Talk.” […] Athlete Talk is when the athlete goes before the press and keeps a smile…

Collected Quotes: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Best of I realized that leaving wouldn’t be like I had imagined, like casting off a weight. Their memory was something tangible and heavy, and I would carry it with me. — “Chapter 11.” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Last Updated: Friday, August 4,…

Collected Quotes: Eleanor & Park

Best Of “Nothing before you counts, and I can’t even imagine an after.” —  “Chapter 40.“ Eleanor & Park – Page 184 “I love your name. I don’t want to cheat myself out of a single syllable.” — Park – “Chapter 19.” Eleanor & Park…

Quotes from Maya Angelou’s Biographies

“Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. Life is shocking, but you must never appear shocked. For no matter how bad it is, it could be worse; and no matter how good it is, it could be better.” — Vivian Baxter (I…

Collected Quotes from: A Series of Unfortunate Events (A Bad Beginning – The Wide Window)

Best of […] it is a sad truth in life that when someone has lost a loved one, friends sometimes avoid the person, just when the presence of friends is most needed. —  Bad Beginning (Page 34) Last Updated: Friday, August 4, 2017

Collected Quotes from Thirteen Reasons Why (Th1rteen R3asons Why) – Book & TV Series

Best Of The way I see it, there are two different kinds of death. If you’re lucky, you live a long life and one day your body stops working and it’s over. But if you’re not lucky, you die a little bit, over and over,…

Collected Quotes from Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

“Living by other people’s definitions and perceptions shrinks us to shells of ourselves, rather than complex people embodying multiple identities.” — Redefining Realness: Chapter 18 “New York, 2009” – Page 249 “I could no longer maintain the shiny, untarnished, unattainable facade of that dream girl….

Collected Quotes: Peace from Broken Pieces – How to Get Through What You’re Going Through

  “[…] lives fall apart when they need to be rebuilt. Lives fall apart when the foundation upon which they were built needs to be relaid. Lives fall apart, not because God is punishing us for what we have or have not done. Lives fall…

Collected Quotes: Looking For Alaska

Best Of “It was right then […] that I realized the importance of curves, of the thousand places where girls’ bodies ease from one place to another, from arc of the foot to ankle to calf, from calf to hip to waist to breast to…