That's Like, SO Profound Dude
Lately every ten minute Facebook session results in the viewing of at least 55 quotes that people have shared, oftentimes with the usual suspect captions of "Truth." "Accurate" or my personal favorite, "SO MUCH THIS."
I admit, sometimes I like the quotes. Often, as you can imagine, they warrant an eyeroll on my side of the screen. What's the deal with quotes in old typewriter font? They could say literally anything and people would be all over it, like OMG ACCURATE. Also, admit it - most of them have to do with how she is hurting, but she is strong, or she is going through stuff, but she smiles, or she is like raindrops on the drive-thru window at a Wendy's on a chilly autumn day.
To which I think (to both the poster and myself), for goodness' sake, get off Facebook and go read a book!
Books are FULL of SO MUCH THIS! They're full of truthbombs and accurates! Some books are even completely written in typewriter font! Like OMG, you just. couldn't. even. Could you?
Just for fun, here a just a few quotes I love from my 5-star reads:
“You’re unbelievable,’ said Rosie. ‘Look at me when I’m talking.’
I kept looking out the window. I was already over-stimulated.
‘I know what you look like.”
― Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project
“Nothing before you counts," he said. "And I can't even imagine an after."
She shook her head. "Don't."
"Don't talk about after."
"I just meant that... I want to be the last person who ever kisses you, too.... That sounds bad, like a death threat or something. What I'm trying to say is, you're it. This is it for me.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.”
― Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun
“You're like a tornado of bullshit right now. We'll talk again when your bullshit dies out over someone else's house.”
― Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says
“Remember, Maya: the things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa. This is true in books and also in life.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
“Do you like Moby Dick?" he asks.
"I hate it," she says. "And I don't say that about many things. Teachers assign it, and parents are happy because their kids are reading something of 'quality.' But it's forcing kids to read books like that that make them think they hate reading.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
“Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror.”
― Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists
“Religion is something between you and other people; it’s full of interpretations and theories and opinions. But faith . . . that’s just between you and God.”
― Fredrik Backman, Beartown
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska
“In fact, if I were a betting man, I’d wager that only 10 percent of the English instruction list will answer your call for nominations. Why? First, because more than a third of our faculty now consists of temporary (adjunct) instructors who creep into the building under cover of darkness to teach their graveyard shifts of freshman comp; they are not eligible to vote or to serve. Second, because the remaining two-thirds of the faculty, bearing the scars of disenfranchisement and long-term abuse, are busy tending to personal grudges like scraps of carrion on which they gnaw in the gloom of their offices.”
― Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members
“I'm not the messenger at all.
I'm the message. ”
― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger
Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg! Share some of your favorite book quotes with me! (If you've ever been through the fresh hell known as having to watch Dora the Explorer, this is the part where I just stare at you, blinking.
11/16/2018 10:32:57 am
I plan to leave a bunch of quotes on here.
11/16/2018 11:20:13 am
11/16/2018 12:01:02 pm
Can you take all these quotes and put them in typewriter font? I feel like I could identify better with them then.
11/17/2018 04:51:57 pm
I'll also add "word porn" after the quote. That helps, too.
11/16/2018 12:24:24 pm
“one must write and rewrite till one writes it right” –Ammon in “Garbage”
11/17/2018 04:52:44 pm
It really IS you! Originally I thought you were Levi masking as you.
11/18/2018 06:17:26 am
What? These are some of my favorite quotes! Lol, but "Levi basking as you" is also good!
11/17/2018 05:22:41 pm
"I love you. I love you all the way" from our book club book. All the ugly and wonderful things. Such a great book!!!!
11/17/2018 05:36:25 pm
Awww! I'm glad you love me and that you loved the book so much. Can't wait to see you hopefully soon!
Consuela Maria Sanchez-Diaz
11/20/2018 02:35:25 pm
“People like you to be something, preferably what they are.”
11/20/2018 02:37:32 pm
“When a man says he does not want to speak of something he usually means he can think of nothing else.”
11/21/2018 07:27:52 am
I need to read it!
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