I read mostly through my kindle. Since then, when I see interesting phrases or quotations, I highlight them. Here I will be posting some of the accumulated quotations from the books I’ve read through my kindle beginning February 28, 2011.

  • “Hard work and pain are the best teachers.” ~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (JK Rowling)
  • “Never trust anything that can think for itself, if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” ~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)
  • “All endings are also beginnings” ~Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  • “The thing is– fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.” ~Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  • “The greatest ideas are the simplest” ~Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  • “For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are” ~The Magician’s Nephew (CS Lewis)
  • “Battles are ugly when women fight” ~The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe(CS Lewis)
  • “Application to business is the root of prosperity, but those who ask questions that do not concern them are steering the ship of folly toward the rock of indigence” ~The Horse and his Boy (CS Lewis)
  • “He who attempts to deceive the judicious is already baring his own back for the scourge” ~The Horse and his Boy (CS Lewis)

“Swords can be kept off with shields but the eye of wisdom pierces through every defense!” ~The Horse and his Boy (CS Lewis)

  • “See the bear in his own den before you judge of his condition” ~The Horse and his Boy (CS Lewis)
  • “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)
  • “There’s no such thing as an honest man” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)

“When you’re up there’re hundreds of people who’ll claim you as a friend. When you’re down, you’re lucky if one of them will buy you a cup of coffee” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)

  • “It’s not what a man has but what a man is that’s important” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)
  • “The fox who keeps to one den is the easiest caught by the terriers” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)
  • “There is no right way to do something wrong” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)
  • “Curiosity breeds suspicion” ~Catch me if you can (Frank Abagnale)
  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals” ~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling)
  • “When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” ~Little Brother (Cory Doctorow)
  • “God answered the prayers, not of the sick or dying, but of the friends of the sick and the dying” ~Heaven is For Real (Todd Burpo)

“Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t do anything about. You do what you can even if your chances of success are less than one percent” ~Battle Royale (Koshun Takami)

  • “We must defend ourselves according to our opponents’ ability, not their intentions” ~Battle Royale (Koshun Takami)
  • “There is no such thing as free lunch” ~The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
  • “History has taught us that when it looks like there is no hope, hope still lives in people’s hearts” ~A Stolen Life (Jaycee Dugard)
  • “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes” ~The Curious Incident of the Dog During the Night Time (Mark Haddon)
  • “Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does” ~Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
  • “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging” ~Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • “The smarter you are, the more things can scare you” ~Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
  • “Take what pleasure you can int he interstices of your work, but your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing” ~Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  • “Do not take revenge at the heat of the moment. Instead, wait until the hour is propitious” ~The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
  • “When you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave” ~Coraline (Neil Gaiman)
  • “The more a man knows, the less he talks” ~A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L ‘Engle)
  • “For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal” ~A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L ‘Engle)
  • “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope” ~I am Number Four (Pitacuss Lore)
  • “Those things that are most obvious are the very things we’re most likely to overlook” ~I am Number Four (Pitacuss Lore)

“The key to change is letting go of fear” ~The Power of Six (Pitacuss Lore)

  • “Each day means a new twenty four hours. Each day means everythin’g possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time” ~Legend (Marie Lu)
  • “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” ~Enclave (Ann Aguirre)
  • “Aim high hit low” ~The Maze Runner (James Dashner)
  • “Sometimes what you see is not real, and sometimes what you do not see is real” ~The Scorch Trial (James Dashner)

“He who leaps for the sky may fall, it’s true. But he may also fly” ~Delirium (Lauren Oliver)

  • “Every journey begins with one step” ~The Angel Experiment (James Patterson)
  • “Is it important to be right or is it important to do what’s right” ~The Angel Experiment (James Patterson)
  • “Your greatest strength is your greatest weakness” ~School is Out Forever (James Patterson)
  • “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” ~School is Out Forever (James Patterson)
  • “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it” ~Titan’s Curse (Rick Riordan)
  • “Evil is easy to fight. Lack of wisdom…that’s very hard indeed” ~School is Out Forever (James Patterson)
  • “There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between”  ~A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
  • “Belief is half of healing” ~A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)

“You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do” ~A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)

  • “Secrets don’t keep when there is someone throwing cash around” ~Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)
  • “Blood is not destiny no matter what others believe'” ~Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)
  • “Sometimes it’s better to die trying” ~Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)
  • “I never said it would be easy. Giving up is easy” ~Inside Out (Maria Snyder)

 

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