When I went to The Broke and The Bookish to check what this week’s topic was, I started scre…
When I went to The Broke and The Bookish to check what this week’s topic was, I started screaming. I was so excited. So if you know me, you know I highlight in my books. Now, before you go thinking I’m a terrible person, just know that the reason I highlight in my books is to remember things. I like to remember funny quotes, meaningful quotes. I also like to write my feelings about a particular quote. So when I saw this topic was Top Ten favorite quotes, I thanked God it was my turn to do Top Ten Tuesday. So, let’s get started shall we?
“Have you really read all those books in your room?”Alaska laughing- “Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.”
I love this quote! Everytime I think of this book, I think of Alaska’s book collection. Alaska’s book collection reminds me of my Kindle, and my bookshelf. I love to have books around, so that when I finish a book, I can start another one.
“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’trent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out with Perry? You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.”
Oh goodness, this book. I love it so much. I feel like Stargirl is kind of like Charlie from the Perks of Being a Wallflower. These two characters will forever be my favorites. (I still love you Patch, don’t get jealous). This quote makes me want to cry. I think we all need to make this quote our motto. We need to start living for today, and worry about tomorrow later. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, the world would be a much better place if we all just lived like Stargirl.
“There was another reason [she] took her books whenever they went away. they were her home when she was somewhere strange. they were familiar voices, friends that never quarreled with her, clever, powerful friends — daring and knowledgeable, tried and tested adventurers who had traveled far and wide. her books cheered her up when she was sad and kept her from being bored”
I remember whenever I would go on trips, my mom would have to sit down with me, and talk me through what books to take and what books not to take. In this book, Meg loves books. I can really relate to Meg. I remember this scene specifically. She is deciding on which books to take with her when she leaves her house. Even now, I do not leave my house with at least two books. When packing for college, my mom yelled at me because I had too many books. I told her she had to deal with it, my books were my friends, they comfort me. Oh goodness!!! I love this Top Ten Tuesday =]
“Don’t go looking for boys in the dark. They will say pretty things then leave you with scars.
Don’t we all like bad boys? I know I do (Patch and Dylan). I tend to look for boys in the dark. And I’m still getting over the last one. Young girls, I advise you to listen to Anna Godbersen. She knows what she’s talking about. Yes, bad boys are extra fun, but they do leave you with scars.
“Wish you could turn off the questions, turn off the voices, turn off all sound.Yearn to close out the ugliness, close out the filthiness, close out all light. Long to cast away yesterday, cast away memory, cast away all jeopardy. Pray you could somehow stop uncertainty, somehow stop the loathing, somehow stop the pain.”
I love this book. If you guys couldn’t tell by now, I absolutely love Ellen Hopkins. She’s an excellent writer. I sometimes feel like this person (Connor I think, Oh dear, how I love me some Connor). I wish this all the time. That I could just turn off the bad things in the world. It would be so much easier.
“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.”
Okay guys, if you couldn’t guess that I would use a Sarah Dessen quote, you have not been reading my reviews. I am obsessed with Sarah Dessen. This book is probably my favorite book she’s ever written. Don’t judge me. This book got me through the death of my grandmother. This quote is so relevant to my life it’s not even funny. It’s been like a year and a couple months since my beautiful grandmother passed away. Even today, everytime she’s on my mind, I want to cry. I remember during Christmas, I was thinking of who to buy presents for, and I said, “Mom, we have to get Maw Maw a present.” Then my heart broke into a thousand pieces. You don’t ever get used to someone being dead. It’s so hard to accept. But Sarah’s words of wisdom in this book really helps.
“I’d always thought that my awkwardness was a thin veil disguising the real me. The me that was funny and could write songs that touched people. The me that would one day find some beautiful, intelligent boy who’d recognize me as his soul mate. The me who was secretly pretty and stylish if only someone would lift the veil and see. But I was beginning to suspect that underneath the awkwardness there was just more awkwardness and not much else. And that would explain why I stood in a room full of people and felt like the loneliest girl in the world.”
So I had a different Sarra Manning book in mind when I thought of favorite quotes. But then I realized the quote is super inappropriate. So I chose this one. I am a super awkward person. I always picture myself as someone who isn’t awkward. I’m just like miss Molly in Guitar Girl (Except I can’t play guitar, sing, or write songs). But nevertheless, I am awkward.
“Sometimes you’re going to be faced with situations where the line isn’t clear between what’s right and what’s wrong. Your heart will tell you to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different. In the end, all that’s left is to look at both sides and go with your best judgment.”
This quote is so perfect. I am always faced with crazy situations, and I don’t know right from wrong. But you always have to use your best judgement, no matter what. And if that’s wrong, then, at least I tried.
“It’s much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody. I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me. I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people. You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things. I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is. And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn’t do or what they didn’t know. I don’t know. I guess there could always be someone to blame. It’s just different. Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite. I feel infinite.”
It’s okay guys. I know you were worried I wouldn’t use a Perks quote. But I did. I promise. This quote. No, this book, is just my life. I just want to meet Charlie, and discuss life with him. That’s what I want. I strive to be like Charlie. Charlie’s way of thinking is strange, and I too have a strange way of thinking. And honestly, being on this blog makes me feel infinite. Not trying to be cheesy or anything, but it’s true. Being apart of something that other people can see and read, just makes me feel infinite. Oh gosh, I’m getting emotional.
“He trapped my hand against his chest and yanked my sleeve down past my wrist, covering my hand with it. Just as quickly, he did the same thing with the other sleeve. He held my shirt by the cuffs, my hands captured. My mouth opened in protest.Reeling me closer, he didn’t stop until I was directly in front of him. Suddenly he lifted me onto the counter. My face was level with his. He fixed me with a dark, inviting smile. And that’s when I realized this moment had been dancing around the edge of my fantasies for several days now. “Take off your hat,” I said, the words tumbling out before I could stop them. He slid it around, the brim facing backward. I scooted to the edge of the counter, my legs dangling one on either side of him. Something inside of me was telling me to stop—but I swept that voice to the far back of my mind. He spread his hands on the counter, just outside my hips. Tilting his head to one side, he moved closer. His scent, which was all damp dark earth, overwhelmed me. I inhaled two sharp breaths. No. This wasn’t right. Not this, not with Patch. He was frightening. In a good way, yes. But also in a bad way. A very bad way. “You should go,” I breathed. “You should definitely go.” “Go here?” His mouth was on my shoulder. “Or here?” It moved up my neck. My brain couldn’t process one logical thought. Patch’s mouth was roaming north, up over my jaw, gently sucking at my skin… “My legs are falling asleep,” I blurted. It wasn’t a total lie. I was experiencing tingling sensations all through my body, legs included. “I could solve that.” Patch’s hands closed on my hips.”
Okay guys, do you think I could really leave you without adding a steamy Patch-filled quote? Really guys? I love you more than that. This quote. Just everytime. I just need Patch to be mine. Just the way that he completely ignores Nora, knowing that she wants him. It’s just frustrating okay!!!