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Hi Everyone!

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)
"Next time there’s a dance, ask me before someone else does and not as a last resort!" -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
"We could have been killed, or worse, expelled." -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling
"I felt the starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary closing in on me." -To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
"In fact you could say music is another kind of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music." -Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, Ursula K LeGuin
"We decided that it was no good asking what is the meaning of life, because life isn't an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself, are the answer." -Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, Ursula K LeGuin
"'How can you stay so calm?' 'It helps if you're terrified.'" -The Battle for Skandia, John Flanagan
"You're an apprentice! You're not ready to think!" -The Ruins of Gorlan, John Flanagan
"I am the lord of Redmont Fief. He is my tenant. I am his commander. End of story. Ipso facto. Case-o closed-o." -The Burning Bridge, John Flanagan
"Nothing like an arcane literary debate with your tyrannical master while you pass the time leading to your execution." -Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
submitted by Kitten, she/her/hers
(March 26, 2020 - 5:43 pm)

"It was there he found the paper falcon, hanging like an ornament in the yew bush." ~ The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

"And there the snake throws her enameled skin, / Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in." ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare  

"You almost got eaten by a bear!" ~ The Guilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (I highly recommend this book if you haven't read it. It is AMAZING.) 


submitted by Evergreen, age who knows?, The Library
(March 27, 2020 - 12:03 pm)

"You can know all the things you like, but that doesn't mean you have to believe them." - The War That I Finally Won, Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

That's all I can name off the top of my head right now . . . 


submitted by Secret
(March 29, 2020 - 8:23 am)

"One cannot be brave who has no fear."

-Phobia (Renegades Trilogy by: Marissa Meyer)


submitted by Calypso H., age 13
(April 9, 2020 - 11:07 am)

"We're weaving in between trees, careful not to disturb, on a mission. We mean no trouble. There are so many of us, the lonely souls. All of us who helped build this. Those who will watch it grow. Those we've lost. We march on together. Climbing, falling, soaring. Trying to get closer to the center of everything. Closer to oursleves. Closer to each other. Closer to something true."

"Better to burn out, right, than fade away?"

"Where are they, exactly, those stars? They're gone, but still here. Extinguished, but burning bright. A contradiction. How can that be? Maybe I'm like those stars now. I have a place in this universe, just not here anymore. How does it still end up this way? I try to follow how it happens, all of it. Still, I can't begin to understand."

"A vision. Staring into the mix of light and night, I see a vision. It's the same vision I've had before, a story I've told, one that became real to me and everyone, and somehow still feels real now, though it's not."

~All from Dear Evan Hansen (the novel) by Val Emmich (with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) 

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(April 11, 2020 - 1:21 pm)



"Sometimes it gets hard. It was all I could do to keep walking on, until I met you."

- Hana, Takane & Hana, Volume 11.

"If you love someone, they could make you sad. You might even feel lonely sometimes. But that someone can make you happier than you'll ever be."

-Kyo, Fruits Basket, Volume 6 (I think, might be volume 8...)

"I want to be strong enough... so that no one will worry about me."

-Deku, Boko No Hero Academia, Volume 10.

"But sometimes, if a counterattack comes to you... You'll forget about the other pain."

-Okamon, Takane and Hana Volume 14.


I'm just gonna go :I 

submitted by La’Crosse, age Yes., *dramatic entrance*
(April 15, 2020 - 8:41 am)

"Besides, refusing to conform is conforming to nonconformity, which is still conformity. So why not conform directly to conformity?"

-Not-So-Normal-Norbert, by James Patterson

This one scares me...but I love it because of how much it makes me think. 

submitted by Squirrel , age 12, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(September 21, 2021 - 12:04 pm)
~"In the beginning, there was an idea" (Oyla Magazine) 
~"We had, in other words, pretty much irrecoacilable differences, they found my existence offensive. I wanted to exist. I didn't have a lot of faith that we were going to work out a comprimise." -Zeke (Randoms, David Liss)  
~"We may all be monsters under the skin."  -Willow (The Artifact Hunters, Janet Fox) 
~"On a certain level, everything sounds nonsense." -Jillson (The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Steward)
~"Small sparks make big fires." -Goldberry (Hollowpox Jessica Townsend)
~"Sometimes you just have to know which rules to obey, and which ones to break." -Morrigan (Wundersmith, Jennifer Townsend)
submitted by Neverseen , age She/Her, On a Perilous Journey
(September 21, 2021 - 3:25 pm)

"They were mothers and fathers and children.  A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge.  And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake."


submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf, age many moons
(September 29, 2021 - 12:40 pm)

What's that one from?

submitted by Shining Star, age 13 eons, The Milky Way
(November 1, 2021 - 3:15 pm)

I think The Westing Game. Correct?

submitted by Wildfire, age untold, Muspellheim
(November 2, 2021 - 4:49 pm)

"I know magic can be stolen, because I stole some myself"

Guess which book! :D 

submitted by Wildfire, age untold, Muspellheim
(October 9, 2021 - 5:15 pm)

"I'm not heartless. Money isn't everything to me. Wait, yes it is."

-Gaku (Also know as "that shady salesman)


From: Absolute Boyfriend vol. 6

submitted by Pancake, age No clue, River Lake
(October 12, 2021 - 3:35 pm)
submitted by TopStar
(November 1, 2021 - 8:53 pm)

“With great power…comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
(The Last Olympian. I don't remember who said it.)

"Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die." (The Battle of the Labyrinth) 

“We are NOT calling it magical death spit!!”

― Glory, Wings of Fire


“There's a tree," Starflight said, jumping to his feet. "In the forest."

"No way," Glory said. "A tree in the forest?”

― Tui T. Sutherland, The Lost Heir 


There are some great quotes in Wings of Fire!


“After all, how can a mere dragon expect to tell a man like yourself what to do? In fact, everyone should stand in awe of your brilliance of finding the only dead end.
- Saphira (from Eragon)

“Mmm....she's doomed! You're doomed!! They're all doomed! Notice I didn't specify what kind of doom, so no matter what happens, I predicted it. How very WISE of me.”

― Eragon

Dire, but kinda amusing.

“You kids take your time," the Naysayer called from above them. "Me an'the oncoming apocalypse will just hang out and get to know each other while we wait.”

― Carrie Ryan, The Map to Everywhere

“Fin threw up his hands in frustration. "Marrill, I don't even have a pardon. Now is not the time to be begging for it.”

― Carrie Ryan, The Map to Everywhere 

Yup...I have a lot of book quotes.

--Shining Star 



submitted by Shining Star, age 13 eons, The Milky Way
(November 1, 2021 - 9:20 pm)