Life Of A Blogger #69

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Weekly feature created by Jessi at Novel Heartbeats to discuss one non-bookish topic per week. For more information about this feature click here

This week’s topic: Favorite quotes

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I’m not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” -Neil Gaiman

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasured in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen

“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” -George Carlin

“You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn’t a bad mood at all; it’s just your sucky personality.” -Megan McCafferty

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.” – Men In Black

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” ― J.K. Rowling

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” ― Gayle Forman

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” ― Rainbow Rowell

“Teachers, parents, guidance counselors… all of them are always pushing this crap about how it’s okay to be different, just be yourself. Don’t give in to peer pressure, blah, blah, blah. The truth is, it’s really only okay to be yourself if that self is within an accepted range of “normal.” You like soccer instead of basketball, Johnny? Well, okay, I guess, so long as you still like sports. What’s that, Susie, you want to wear the blue sweater instead of the red? You know we’re all about expressing individuality here… so long as it’s still a sweater.” ― Stacey Kade

“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” ― Nick Hornby

I’m sure there are plenty more, but I can’t remember them. I’m one of those readers that gets so caught up in a novel, that I don’t notice a particularly meaningful sentence when I’m reading. I’m too focused on the story and what will happen next to spend time examining the prose. ::hides:: It’s horrible, I know, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Luckily for me, GoodReads has that nice quotes section that I can browse through when the mood strikes. What are some of your favorite quotes? Let me know in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “Life Of A Blogger #69

  1. I can never remember to highlight quotes fro books i read either. Nice that we you quoted Marilyn, I did too. That Men in Black quote is awesome. When I think about that movie, I think about that quote. Great picks!

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