QUOTE: Thornton Wilder

“Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”  ~ Our Town by Thornton Wilder So true! Often times we're so busy and caught up in living our own lives that we neglect to stop and appreciate the world around us. WE'RE ON A SPINNING PLANET IN SPACE, PEOPLE. If that isn't amazing, then I don't …

QUOTE: Shakespeare

"In jest, there is truth."  ~ King Lear by Shakespeare Oh, Shakespeare- how wise you are! This quote from his tragedy King Lear is short, simple, and definitely true. People often use humor to mask the harsh truth. Don't we all, at times? That's why I love when there are Fools in his plays, because they give the best …

QUOTE: Michael Crichton

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”  ~ The Lost World by Michael Crichton Sounds like something Sherlock Holmes would say, doesn't it? Interestingly enough, this quote is from Michael Crichton's novel The Lost World, which is the sequel to Jurassic Park. I loved this quote so much when I first read it that I immediately wrote it down to …

QUOTE: Neil Gaiman

"He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once."   ~ Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Written with the charm of Neil Gaiman's brilliant wit, this quote puts into words something that I've experienced many times before but never knew quite how …

QUOTE: Andy Weir

"If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception."  ~ The Martian by …

QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

"It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La."   ~ Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta I absolutely adore this quote. It appears both at the beginning and end of Melina Marchetta's novel Jellicoe Road, and it never fails to give me a feeling of peace. …

QUOTE: V.E. Schwab

"The moments that define lives aren't always obvious. They don't always scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there's no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper. They aren't always protracted, heavy with meaning."  ~ Vicious by V.E. Schwab I love this quote from V.E. Schwab's novel, Vicious. It reminds …

QUOTE: Andy Andrews

“A butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more molecules of air— eventually capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet.”   ~ The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews This quote is from an inspiring little book called The …

QUOTE: Maggie Stiefvater

"All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or keptfrom, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”  ~ The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater This passage appears in the prologue of Maggie Stiefvater's novel The Dream Thieves, the second book in the Raven Cycle series. It makes …

QUOTE: Jandy Nelson

“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”  ~ I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson How adorable …