These are the quotes and phrases I highlighted and stored in my kindle.

  • “You can’t be a duck until you learn to quack.” -One L (1977) (Scott Turow)
  • Revenge is a dish best served cold. -Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
  • “It’s not over until it’s over. And it’s not over yet.” -Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
  • The van was my refuge. My Batcave. My Fortress of Solitude. -Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
  • ‘“It’s easy if you try.”’ -Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)
  • Love is the world’s infinite mutability; lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling faintly of blood. Tony Kushner, THE ILLUSION –Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
  • Don’t fight force with force –Heroes of Olympus 01: The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan)
  • Great victory requires great risk –Heroes of Olympus 01: The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan)

I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn’t have one. –Across the Universe (Beth Revis)

  • he thinks ignorance is the best way to protect someone, and he doesn’t understand that what we imagine is often worse than the truth. -Across the Universe (Beth Revis)
  • power isn’t control at all—power is strength, and giving that strength to others.   -Across the Universe (Beth Revis)
  • A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.  -Across the Universe (Beth Revis)
  • Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”  -A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel (Beth Revis)
  • Love without choice isn’t love at all. -A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel (Beth Revis)
  • I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. —Sarah Williams -Shades of Earth (Beth Revis)
  • ‘There is no winner if war breaks out, hot or cold‘ -Escape from Camp 14 (Blaine Harden)
  • “Everything has to start somewhere.” –Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Sato Tsutomu)
  • “Well, if I’ve learned anything in the last few days, it’s that you don’t always get what you want.” –Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire)

“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.” –Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire)

  • But engineering isn’t about perfect solutions; it’s about doing the best you can with limited resources. –The Last Lecture ( Jeffrey Zaslow Randy Pausch)
  • An Injured Lion Still Wants to Roar –The Last Lecture ( Jeffrey Zaslow Randy Pausch)
  • being considered the best speaker in a computer science department is like being known as the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs. –The Last Lecture ( Jeffrey Zaslow Randy Pausch)
  • But I believe that curing autism would be the same as “curing” science and art. -The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius (Kristine Barnett)
  • They say that God never gives you more than you can handle, –The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius (Kristine Barnett)
  • “A great mind is just a great mind, and I try not to worry too much about what package it’s in.” –The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius (Kristine Barnett)
  • You can only call someone crazy if there’s someone else who’s normal. Like good and evil. If everything was good, then nothing would be good. -The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
  • You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice, but really you don’t have a choice? Just because there are alternatives doesn’t mean they apply to you. –The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
  • “‘A single death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic. –The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
  • “God doesn’t call the equipped, son. God equips the called. And you have been called.” –The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
  • “Attraction has its own magic, I suppose.” -Hex Hall 1 (Rachel Hawkins)
  • “Maybe it doesn’t mean anything. Sometimes dreams are just dreams.” -Demonglass 2 (Rachel Hawkins)
  • Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged –Insurgent 2 (Veronica Roth)
  • Mourning brings weakness and chaos. Moving forward is the only way. -Prodigy 2 (Marie Lu)
  • Heaven is not the next world; it is now.Heaven is not up in the sky; it is everywhere and nowhere.Heaven is a place that is not a place. It’s eternal. All other places end.Heaven is a time with no past, present, or future . . . it is always now.  -The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World (Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey)

A wise man once told me that only by leaving someone good can you meet someone better. You will be with your Vishnu, and you will only know him once I am gone. -The Rise of Nine 3 (Pittacus Lore)

  • How did you restart something that had never been turned off? –Under the Never Sky (Veronica Rossi)
  • Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark. -Darkest Minds (Alexandra Bracken)
  • “Where there are villains, there will be heroes,” my father said. “Just wait. They will come.”  -Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
  • never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don’t get up for a third.  -Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
  • Don’t just act because you can; act because it’s the right thing to do. If you keep that in mind, you’ll be all right.”  –Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
  • “Our job is to cut out the infected flesh. Only then can the body start to heal—but it’s going to hurt a lot first.” -Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson)
  • The only way you’ll win is if you think you’re ready. -Song Of The Lioness Quartet 01 – Alanna: The First Adventure (Tamora Pierce)
  • The most intelligent people disguise the fact that they are intelligent. Wise men do not wear nametags. The more people talk about their own skills, the more desperate they are—their work should speak for itself. –Death Note: Another Note – The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Andrew Cunningham)
  • “Please try to be on time. Time is money, and therefore life.” -Death Note: Another Note – The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Andrew Cunningham)
  • Pain lets you know you’re not dead yet. -All You Need Is Kill (Hiroshi Sakurazaka)