14 November 2015

My favorite lines from books || the words I love

I'm an avid reader, if you follow me on instagram, books make more appearance on my gallery than my face or my coffee or anything else. I just love words, bitter words, sweet words, words with meanings or the ones that make absolute no sense, words are important. So are books. I might end up writing at least one book before I die.

These words typed below are random words/proper quotes/dialogs from my random reads. All of these are not from my favorite books but some of them are. I just liked them and I think they're woth remembering. So, I compiled them in this post. Gone Girl is my MOST favorite book because broken and unusual characaters are my personal favorites. Also, I recently fell in love with The Book Thief. 

I am overachieving at aimlessness, I am a type-A, alpha-girl lollygagger, the leader of a gang of heartbroken kids, running wild across this lonely strip of amusements, each of us smarting from the betrayals of a loved one.

I am a thornbush, bristling from the overattention of my parents, and he is a man of a million little fatherly stab wounds, and my thorns fit perfectly into them.
-Gone Girl || Gillian Flynn

It is so demanding to be born into a house full of women, where everyone loves you so overwhelmingly that they end up suffocating with their love; a house where you, as the only child, have to be more mature than all the adults around.... But the problem is that they want me to become everything they themselves couldn't accomplish in life..... As a result, I had to work my butt off to fulfill all their dreams at the same time.
-The Bastard Istanbul | Elif Shafak

Little bits of words from The Book Thief (I have highlighted many random lines on my book because I don't want to lose those tiny lines that made me feel something for a moment in the middle of the night when I was reading under my fairylights)

The depressing pea soup and Rudy's hunger finally drove them to thievery.

You can't eat books, sweetheart. 

She was saying goodbye and she didn't even know it.
(This broke my heart)

I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.

She gave her a reason to write her own words, to see that words had also brought her to life.
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing.
(This is one of my main motivation for writing)
-The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.
-The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides

If you don't know what to do with an answer, don't ask the question.

The center of the universe was neither in the east nor in the west. It was where one surrendered to love. Somnetimes it was where one buried a loved one.
The Architect's Apprentice | Elif Shafak

Friends come in all different shapes and sizes. The important thing is not what we look like, but the role we play in our best friend’s life. Friends choose certain friends because that’s the kind of company they are looking for at that specific time, not because they’re the correct height, age, or have the right hair color.
If You Could See Me Now | Cecelia Ahern

What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.

I always felt like you had to be important to have enemies.

If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.
Paper Towns | John Green

Don't be like those people who believe in "positive thinking" and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already. And when you doubt it — which happens, I think, quite often at this stage of evolution — do as I suggested. Instead of trying to prove that you're better than you think, just laugh. Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you'll gradually get used to it. Now go back and meet all those people who think you know everything. Convince yourself that they're right, because we all know everything, it's merely a question of believing.
The Witch Of Portbello | Paulo Coelho

What are your favorite lines/quotes from books?
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  1. I'm lovn' that picture! And this post!

  2. I love those quotes, specially the Paper Towns and the Bastard Istambul ones.
    I don't know which is my favourite quote from a book, but most of them are in the Harry Potter or Mortal Instruments saga haha
    Have a nice day xx


  3. I love this post and the quotes you've chosen! I've read some amazing books, but I wouldn't be able to think of quotes I liked from them now... I think maybe I should write down my favourite quotes as I come across them - I'd love to do a blog post in a similar vein to this!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

  4. I LOVE quotes. I'm a quote hoarder. I'm not a book blog, but I'm trying to post about books I read. I don't read books quick enough to run a book blog anyway :P But the posts I write aren't book reviews. They're mostly just a collection of my favourite quotes from that book. Plus some other thoughts. I love too many quotes; I can't choose a favourite. The book I'm currently reading is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. I haven't gotten very far, but so far I'm enjoying "He thought she might kill him accidentally or on purpose" which is kinda darkly humorous :P (funnier when you know that what's being described is sex) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  5. I do this too! I have a google doc with quotes from different books that I really liked, which is probably not as nice as writing them down old school style.

    I really liked Gone Girl, it was one of those where the book and the movie were on pretty equal footing, though the book definitely gave more insight into Amy's character, and almost made you feel sorry for her at times.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  6. Some of my top MUST read books here, I've seen gone girl and the book thief but still need to get round to reading them and am intrigued about paper towns xxx

  7. YES AREEBA THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE POSTS EVER, it is now bookmarked on my computer. Almost every time you write a post you reference Gone Girl...so I guess I should read it huh? ALSO THE BOOK THIEF OMG MY HEART HURTS.
    I have a list of books I want to buy second hand copies of and highlight and write and draw all over them, that's my next project, I can't bring myself to write on perfectly new crisp copies of books made for reading and lending out to people, I want these to be my personal journals, so I need second-hand, already well-read copies...


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