Life, reading, Writing

Quotes of the Year

I started a new thing this year. (New for me anyway). As I read, I make a list of quotes I like for whatever reason, and then when I finish the book, I copy the quotes into a notebook that I have just for quotes.

It’s really fun to flip through the book and re-read the quotes. It takes me back to the moment when I was reading. I love reading them. Some of the quotes I wrote down because they were funny, some were like aha! moments that I feel like could be the seed of a new story, and some of them I write down because I think they’re very clever.

Here are some of my favorites from this year:

  1. “That’s all magic is really: the space between what you have and what you need.” (from The Once and Future Witches)
  2. “He let it slip that he was afraid that therapy might make him normal and well adjusted, and that would be the end of his writing.” (from Armageddon in Retrospect)
  3. “If it’s not Disney, we won’t get sued for it.” (from Kaiju Preservation Society)
  4. “Moral: to avoid embarrassment, never say anything at all to a human if you can possibly avoid it.” (from An Orc on the Wild Side)
  5. “I don’t know if anyone who hasn’t tried it can properly appreciate just how horrible it is to be constantly surrounded by people who believe in absolutely everything.” (from A Deadly Education)

There were so many more, but I’m really enjoying this little side project of mine.

As always, happy reading and writing today and every day!