“Where the veil broke, you could see silvery clouds on which tall angels might stand. Not cute little Christmas angels, but high, stern angels in white robes, whose faces were sad and serious from being near God all day and hearing His decisions about the world.”
“No fish were biting. Not that morning. She heard James calling her with panic in his voice. Slowly, she trudged back to her family. “I told you,” Sammy said to James, “because the fishing line was”
“They spent almost four dollars on supper at the mall, and none of them had dessert. They had hamburgers and french fries and, after Dicey thought it over, milkshakes.”
“Dicey felt a great weight settle on her shoulders. She tried to shrug it off, but it wouldn’t move.”
“He took his time getting to her, as if he was sure she’d wait, sure of his own strength to hold her, even at that distance. He moved like he thought she was afraid of him, too afraid to run.”
“Throughout the meal, Windy’s voice blew over them, smooth and steady. It didn’t matter what he was saying.”
“There could be no home for the Tillermans. Home free — Dicey would settle for a place to stay. Stay free.”
“Out here, there was salt on the wind itself that fell on your skin like rain. You could taste it. Out here the sun heated and the wind cooled, and the waves sang their constant song.”
“The No filled the whole air of the house. Every time she breathed in she breathed in that No.”
“He was studying his grandmother, as if he was hungry too, but for something not food, hungry in a way that food could never fill.”
“She felt funny, strange, making up lies as quickly and smoothly as if she’d been doing it all her life.”
“I don't think they're coming. Why must I stand here in the wind and rain?'
'Because it pleases me', Kennit snapped at him.
Wintrow thought to intervene. 'You can have my cloak, if you like'. he offered.
The Satrap scowled. 'It's dripping wet. What good would that do me?'
'You could be wetter', Kennit snarled.”
“(...) nearly all the great things that exist owe their existence to a defiant despite: it is despite grief and anguish, despite poverty, loneliness, bodily weakness, vice and passion and a thousand inhibitions, that they have come into being at all.”
“You must make time for that which matters, for that which defines you: your passion, your progress, your pen. Take it up, and write your own story.”
“Welcome to freakdom, Dave. It’ll be time to start a Web site soon, where you’ll type out everything in one huge paragraph.”
“And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be
living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got
you invited to the very best social occasions.”
BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.
We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.
Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.