These are just some of the books that I like at this point :).
What are yours?
1. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
2. The Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors
“Voisanne remembered her father telling her how the spreading leaves of lotus flowers symbolized the expansion of the soul. He’d also explained how the lotus flower is untouched by water, as pure being is untouched by sin”.
“Reminders are for those who cannot remember. Memories are for those who want to remember”.
3. The Flamenco Academy by Sarah Bird
“Dame la verdad. Give me the truth, say something true”.
“All I had was the solitary promise flamenco ever makes, the promise of eternity if you can create one moment ravishing enough”.
“This is what flamenco is, knowing you’re alone, you’re going to die, and dancing anyway”.
“Doña Carlota had always told us to aim for a spot one quarter inch below the floor. I aimed for hell and woke up every sleeping demon at its dark center”.
“As I hammered out my message of anger and wounded pride, I understood the arrogance in flamenco. It rose up in me, seeming to pass through every century of exile and ostracism endured by the outcast people who’d created it”.
4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”
6. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
“That’s the thing about pain,” Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. “It demands to be felt”
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
7. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
“Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less”.
8. House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3) by Diana Wynn Jones
“By this time, half the people in High Norland were gathered in Royal Square to stare at the castle. They all watched with disbelief as the castle rose slightly into the air and glided toward the road that led southward. It was hardly more than an alley, really. “It’ll never fit!” people said. But the castle somehow squeezed itself narrow enough to drift away along it and out of sight. The citizens of High Norland gave it a cheer as it went.”
9. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
“It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
“It is neither fair nor unfair, Nobody Owens. It simply is”.
10. Death: The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman
“There’s this thing, they have in french: L’espirit d’escalier. The spirit of the stairway. I don’t think we have a word for it in English. It means, well, the clever things to say that you only think to yourself when you’re on the way out.”