Featured Quotes

Periodically I update the “Featured Quote” in the right-hand sidebar.  Deleting the old, carefully chosen quotes was making me sad, so instead they will be moved here when their time in the spotlight is over.  Oldest at the bottom. Most recent at the top.  Enjoy!

  • “You love someone. You don’t leave her to drown. And you don’t tell her she’s crazier than she already knows that she is!”
    The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan, (Part 2, loc 1:20:44)
  • “Were you some particular person only because people recognized you as that?”
    Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer, page 66
  • “That’s how the madness of the world tries to colonize you. From the outside in. Forcing you to live in its reality.”
    Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, time 3:15:47
  • “Even now I can feel the heat from your palm as you cupped the back of my head and pulled my lips those last few inches, how you opened your body and begged me with your soul.”
    Listening To Dust by Brandon Shire, location 1726
  • “She gets on her tippy-toes and kisses him. Long, slow, deep. The kind of kiss where you can feel little pieces of your soul trading places as mouths open and breath mingles.”
    Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig, location 3722
  • “An iteration isn’t a copy, Mother. It’s just the latest version. I’m your upgrade. That’s why I did what I did. Because I’m just better than you.”
    vN by Madeline Ashby, location 2581
  • “It starts with my mother….Boys get fucked up by their fathers, right? That’s why so many tales are really Daddy Issue stories at their core, because men run the world, and men get to tell their stories first. If women told most of the stories, though, then all the best stories would be about Mommy Problems.”
    Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, location 1656
  • “Crazy cop fuckers done bit off my titty!”
    Valley Of Death, Zombie Trailer Park by William Bebb, location 5423
  • “If there were lies to photography, I figured, there was truth too, truths we’d never see if not through the dispassionate glass eye of a camera.”
    Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp, location 3106
  • “You can’t destroy knowledge. You can stamp it under and burn it up and forbid it to be, but somewhere it will survive.”
    The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett in American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56, location 7515
  • “Charity and chance and narrow selectivity are not the way to educate the children of a genuine democracy.”
    Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol, location 3632
  • “To be ignorant is to waste the talents you were born with. To be ignorant is to confine your life to a path no different than the generations before you.”
    Across The Table\Dancing On Sunday Afternoons by Linda Cardillo, page 343
  • “You’ve shown great bravery—and not a little foolishness, but we’ll pass that, since they often go together, especially in the young.”
    The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, page 250
  • “Because minds do blow and hearts do break. Those are not just sayings. And wolves and roaches are not the only creatures that chew off their legs to get out of traps—human beings do that, too.”
    Lemon Reef by Robin Silverman, location 3058
  • “Any noble cause will encounter its share of setbacks. The strength of that cause is measured in how the men who fight for it respond. We refuse to give up, which is why we will prevail eventually.”
    Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson, location 4148
  • “Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.”
    Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares, location 2827
  • “If we are going to fully appreciate what is going wrong in brains, we have to fully understand what is going right in brains.”
    –Dr. Jean Frazier at Science Librarian Boot Camp 2012
  • “Don’t even talk to me about being a mother. You were never a mother! Just the psychotic twat I lived with for the first fourteen years.”
    The Value of Rain by Brandon Shire, location 106
  • “We must learn from our struggles.”
    The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change by Roger Thurow, location 3073
  • “I believe that if you speak from your heart each time you open your mouth, you cannot go wrong. ”
    Acacia: The War With the Mein by David Anthony Durham, page 510
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