Quotes from Pure

Julianna Baggott ·  431 pages

Rating: (21.9K votes)


“Beauty, you can find it here if you look hard enough.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“She knows that whispers can be useful. Sometimes they contain real information. But usually they're fairy tales and lies. This is the worst kind of whisper, the kind that draws you in, gives you hope.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“We each have a story. They did this to us. There was no outside aggressor. They wanted an Apocalypse. They wanted the end. And they made it happen. It was orchestrated - who got in, who didn't. There was a master list. We weren't on it. We were left here to die. They want to erase us, the past, but we can't let them.
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“Our stories are what we have,” Our Good Mother says. “Our stories preserve us. we give them to one another. Our stories have value. Do you understand?”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“-Se supone que solo te quedarías con nosotros por tu propio bien, por razones egoístas. Me dijiste que tenías una.
-Y la tengo.
-¿Y cuál es?
-Tú eres mi razón egoísta.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure



“Is it wrong to kill something that wants to kill you?”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“I prefer true over happy now.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“Recuerdo que lo feo es lo que hace que lo bonito sea bonito.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“—Es bonita la cicatriz —le dice el chico.
El corazón le da un vuelco y se lleva la cabeza de muñeca al pecho.
—¿Bonita? Es una cicatriz.
—Es una señal de haber sobrevivido.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“I feel too much. It's like being drummed to death from within. You know?”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure



“So far, I should be calm and more specifically not like that...Anything else? Would you like to do surgery on my personality? How about open-heart surgery? I´ve got some tools”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“She glances back before stepping into the alley, and she catches her grandfather looking at her the way he does sometimes--as if she's already gone, as if he's practicing sorrow.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“Los niños quieren a sus padres, aunque estos no se lo merezcan; es inevitable.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“The world is frenzied—giving and taking.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“For the first time in as long as he can remember, El Capitan is proud of his brother. "Damn it, Helmud! Shit! You’ve been planning to kill me!”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure



“Are there books about us or something?” This makes Pressia angry - the idea that this world is a subject of study, a story, instead of filled with real people, trying to survive.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“These are the little things that people should really appreciate, simple pleasures.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“I screamed. You told me not to.” He rubs at the soot on one hand with his thumb, then stares at it. “The dirt,” he says, his voice strangely peaceful.
“What about it?” she asks. “It’s dirty.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“Maybe they just didn't have anywhere they needed to go.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“The ugliness is what makes the beautiful things beautiful.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure



“Así es cómo funciona el olvido: eliminando el pasado y no hablando nunca de él.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“Sometimes you meet someone and you know that your life will be different from then on.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“¿Siente él lo mismo que ella, un torbellino persistente que le aporrea el corazón? Con todo lo que ha perdido, lo único que sabe ahora es que a él no puede perderlo...en la vida.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“She doesn't want his sympathy. She hates pity.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


“The sky is a bruise, only a storm will heal it.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure



“The dirt,” he says, his voice strangely peaceful. “What about it?” she asks. “It’s dirty.”
― Julianna Baggott, quote from Pure


About the author

Julianna Baggott
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“you've gotta learn to love the falling, because it's all about falling.”
― David Levithan, quote from Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story


“Angra wanted to break me.
But he only made me unbreakable.”
― Sara Raasch, quote from Frost Like Night


“I am married to a prince who will one day be a king. Usually this is where the fairy tale ends. Stories don't go much further than this moment, and I fear there's a good reason for it. A sense of dread hung over today, a black cloud I still can't get rid of. It is an unease deep in the heart of me, feeding off my strength.”
― Victoria Aveyard, quote from Cruel Crown


“I’m the solution to a two-hundred-year-old”
― Ally Carter, quote from Take the Key and Lock Her Up


“Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers.”
― Susan Sontag, quote from Regarding the Pain of Others


Interesting books

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
(24.7K)
The Assassin and the...
by Sarah J. Maas
The German Ideology
(2.6K)
The German Ideology
by Karl Marx
The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
(14.8K)
The History of Sexua...
by Michel Foucault
The Heretic Queen
(19.1K)
The Heretic Queen
by Michelle Moran
Drown
(27.3K)
Drown
by Junot Díaz
Hexed
(47.7K)
Hexed
by Kevin Hearne

About BookQuoters

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 2023, 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.