Quotes from Tantalize

Cynthia Leitich Smith ·  310 pages

Rating: (12.3K votes)


“It was funny, though, the things you didn't learn about people until after they died.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“But adulthood," continued the barely twentysomething, "doesn't give you power over what matters most. It doesn't protect you from pain, loss, fate. That's part of being human.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“Men suck.
- Not all men. Just the really good ones.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“Besides, humans aren't prey. They are our natural enemies. They are to be avoided. ”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“In the end, I'd loved him enough to let go. From afar, I would love him forever.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize



“Turned out there was some big, bad Wolf in my good boy after all.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“She seems to think being cryptic is some kind of substitute for having a decent personality.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


“There’s always music,” he replied, “if you listen carefully enough.”
― Cynthia Leitich Smith, quote from Tantalize


Video

About the author

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Born place: Kansas City, The United States
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“It was a wonderful thing to think for how many thousands of years the dead orb above and the dead city below had gazed thus upon each other, and in the utter solitude of space poured forth each to each the tale of their lost life and long-departed glory. The white light fell, and minute by minute the quiet shadows crept across the grass-grown courts like the spirits of old priests haunting the habitations of their worship--the white light fell, and the long shadows grew till the beauty and grandeur of each scene and the untamed majesty of its present Death seemed to sink into our very souls, and speak more loudly than the shouts of armies concerning the pomp and splendour that the grave had swallowed, and even memory had forgotten.”
― H. Rider Haggard, quote from She


“[From Pale Horse, Pale Rider]

The road to death is a long march beset with all evils. . .”
― Katherine Anne Porter, quote from The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter


“But man had changed. He had lost the old knowledge and old skills. His mind had become a flaccid thing. He lived from one day to the next without any shining goal. But he still kept the old vices—the vices that had become virtues from his own viewpoint and raised him by his own bootstraps. He kept the unwavering belief that his was the only kind, the only life that mattered—the smug egoism that made him the self-appointed lord of all creation.”
― Clifford D. Simak, quote from City


“Οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι είναι άλλοι άνθρωποι.Οι σκέψεις τους είναι οι απόψεις κάποιου άλλου,η ζωή τους μια μίμηση,τα πάθη τους ένα ρητό.”
― Oscar Wilde, quote from De Profundis and Other Writings


“As far as I’m concerned you have to give every relationship your all because if you’re going to get hurt, you’re going to get hurt, but at least at the end of it you’ll know you gave it your best shot.”
― Jane Green, quote from Mr. Maybe


Interesting books

The Blue Castle
(22.6K)
The Blue Castle
by L.M. Montgomery
The Daughter of Time
(19.1K)
The Daughter of Time
by Josephine Tey
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
(117.7K)
Simon vs. the Homo S...
by Becky Albertalli
Book of a Thousand Days
(43.6K)
Book of a Thousand D...
by Shannon Hale
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
(79.2K)
The Heart Is a Lonel...
by Carson McCullers
Common Sense
(24.4K)
Common Sense
by Thomas Paine

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.