Happy Thursday friends!
For today’s discussion I wanted to come with something dear to my heart: quotes and especially book quotes!
First question for you: do you believe in the power of quotes?
Be it from a book or a song, I think quotes can salvage your day and give you courage or solace. They can also make you smile or shed a new light on a situation.
Maybe you know this but I have a huge fear of flying!
Yet I dreamt of going to the US and finally visit some of the places I read about in books. The only problem: going by car or by train is of course not an option from Europe and the boat would take too many days!
But five years ago, while I was listening to the latest Nickelback album, one phrase caught my attention: “What are you waiting for?”
The song goes on and on about seizing opportunities and this sentence was playing round and round in my mind for days until…I jumped and booked a flight because, yes, what was I waiting for?
This quote and that song was the kick in my rear that I needed to take the plunge!
Quotes can be inspirationals, motivating, funny ….
And when you think about it, it is so simple really!
We all know that words have power. Words can hurt worse than fists. When someone is telling you that you are worthless all the time and you are young, you believe it! But when someone shouts at you to “move your behind and give as good as you get” when you are in the middle of a volleyball game it motivates you like nothing else and you just want to “eat them!”.
Same when you kid tells you that you are the most beautiful mom in the world you feel like flying (and store these words for when they’ll be bratty teenagers ashamed of you!).
As readers we know that words are magic and that’s why quotes are so important!
Now I’ll give you some of my favorites and I hope that you will share some of yours so that I can add some to my list! 😀
The one I asked Lonna from @Inkfury on Instagram to write in her gorgeous calligraphy on a taylor made book sleeve:
“See past the surface to the tides below. ”
“Sometimes a beautiful face is false advertising.”
“You are easy to overlook. Slim and pale and so quiet. But now that I’ve studied your soft grey eyes and traced the fine bones of your face, now that I’ve kissed your pale pink mouth, I don’t want to look anywhere else. My gaze is continually drawn back to you.”
“Everybody is a main character to someone…”
“Love had not made them poor. Love had made them wealthy. In that moment, they were royalty, a king of fortune and a queen of destiny, embracing a tiny prince of peace.”
.“A home is not a place. It’s not a country or a town or a building or possession. Home is with the other half of your soul, the person who shares in your grief and helps you carry the burden of loss. Home is with the person who throughout it all never gives up on you and brings you eternal happiness.”
“You don’t get to live your dreams by waiting around for someone to hand them to you.”
―.“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”
―.“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Some just make me laugh!.
Sometimes I just want to laugh and brighten my days ..
“We have to be back in three hours,” Ronan said. “I just fed Chainsaw but she’ll need it again.”
“This,” Gansey replied “is precisely why I didn’t want to have a baby with you.”
“He exhaled sharply, and his brow creased in puzzlement. “You don’t like French kissing?” “It makes me feel like a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish.” It was weird and far too personal.”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle,”
Now it’s your turn! Do you like quotes? What are your favorite kind? Have you some favorites?