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I feel like Blab About Books has been a little underloved recently, so I thought about threads, and I'm not sure if this one has been done before, but I'm doing now, so, AHEM.

Favorite lines/quotes from books! Have you ever felt like an author just pulls you in with the first line of a book? Or like there was an AMAZING quote that you just wanted to remember forever? Or one that you love because it's so true for you? This is the thread for you! Please post your quote, plus the book that it came from and the authors name (If you can remember it.)

'Now for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves.'
First line of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier 

'Reader, I married him.'
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

'Call me The Giver.'
The Giver by Lois Lowry. 

submitted by Hummingbird, The Backyard Flowers
(November 30, 2019 - 1:32 pm)

Here's one:

"It is not the battles we win or lose that define our character, but the battles we dare to fight." 

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

submitted by Angela, age 12, Earth
(December 1, 2019 - 3:57 pm)
submitted by Toppers Inc.
(December 4, 2019 - 8:50 pm)

"Kill me. Kill me, and you can say to the stars that you won." - Warriors, Dawn Of The Clans, The Great Battle, Gray Wing


kinda dark but thats me: really cheerful but kinda dark 

submitted by Clovertoe, age 24 Moons, WindClan
(December 22, 2019 - 12:43 pm)

Um, I believe the appropiate quote is this:

"Kill me. Kill me and live with the memory. Then tell the stars that you won."-Gray Wing, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans-The First Battle

Sorry, but it bugs me when you mess up quotes like this, I'm just here to fix it. 

submitted by Emily L., age 16, Lewisville, TX
(April 1, 2020 - 6:20 pm)

:0 I like that quote

submitted by Holloweyes Warriors
(November 3, 2021 - 4:42 pm)

"Alas, earwax!"

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling 

submitted by Hummingbird
(December 22, 2019 - 8:13 pm)

Oh, yes. A classc that will live on forever.

submitted by Strawberri, age 12 Winters, earth
(April 2, 2020 - 3:10 pm)

"You can choose what you believe, Shuffler, but you can't change what's true."


"What do I always tell you? 'Not enough salt is an in-salt,' and 'Too much salt is an as-salt!'"

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith 

submitted by Deborah, age 155 months, U.S.A.
(December 30, 2019 - 8:07 pm)

Oh, I remember that line! Lol

submitted by Hummingbird
(January 11, 2020 - 6:33 pm)

Who said that? Was it Galt? I vaugly remember reading it. 

submitted by Strawberri, age 12 Winters, earth
(April 2, 2020 - 3:12 pm)

“Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me.”

-City of Ashes (From The Mortal Instruments) 

submitted by Bagel Princess
(December 31, 2019 - 1:25 pm)

(All Blood of Olympus quotes by Rick Riordan.)

"'Like your zodiac sign?' Percy asked. 'I'm a Leo.'

"'No, stupid,' Leo said. 'I'm a Leo. You're a Percy.'"


"He forced his fists to clench. 'Look, lady, we're not going to go all Hunger Games on each other. It isn't going to happen.'"


"'There are too many of them.' Reyna wondered bitterly how many times she'd said that in her demigod career. She should have a badge made and wear it around to save time. When she died, the words would probably be written on her tombstone: There were too many of them."


"He fixed his dark eyes on her. 'I am Kekrops, the first and eternal king of Athens. I would welcome you to my city.' He held up a covered platter 'Also, I brought a Bundt cake.'

Piper glanced at her friends. 'A trick?'

'Probably?' Annabeth said.

'At least he brought dessert.' Percy smiled down at the snake guys. 'Welcome aboard!'"


"At the end of the hall stood a walnut door with a bronze plaque:



There may have been more acronyms in the list, but by that point Leo's brain has exploded."


"You will not find love where you wish and where you hope."


submitted by Luminara
(January 2, 2020 - 1:34 pm)

"'Deep in the meadow, hidden far away

A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray

Forget your woes and let your troubles lay

And when it's morning again, they'll wash away

Here it's safe, here it's warm

Here the daises guard you from any harm

Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true

Here is the place where I love you.'"

The Hunger Games bu Suzanne Collins

submitted by Umi, Under the Sea
(January 2, 2020 - 1:45 pm)

BY Suzanne Collins*

(Sorry for my mistake.) 

submitted by *Umi*
(January 2, 2020 - 7:06 pm)

Hello everyone!

I love fantasy and magic books, and all of them have a lot of fantastic quotes in them. Some of my favorite current series are Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

A Throne of Glass quote that I love is "Libraries were full of ideas- prehaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." The one that the two main characters have between them, though- that might be the best one of all. "To whatever end." I love that.

A Court of Thorns and Roses has many quotes too, like "You do not fear, you do not falter,  you do not yield." and "Only you can decide what breaks you." The most well-known one is "To the stars who listen and the dreams that are answered."

Haryy Potter has the most amazing quotes! It's near impossible to choose. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." "I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed- or worse,  expelled." I love Hermione Granger, but one of my most favorite characters is Luna Lovegood. "I think they think I'm a bit odd. you know."

But I do love this Ravenclaw quote... "Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed..." 

submitted by Manta, Ocean Currents
(January 7, 2020 - 8:45 am)