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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)

Someone else submitted it, but I saw it, too! It's my very favorite quote, because honestly I think that we would all love for it to apply to us. 

submitted by Phoenix Tears@Lupine, age 12, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(November 5, 2021 - 8:39 pm)



“It has an eggplant in it, so it must be a good dream.”

― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 9


“Hey, if you're going to sleep in the middle of the road, I'm going to sit on you.”

― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 9


Sorry! Can't think of anymore! 

submitted by Pancake, age No clue, River Lake
(November 4, 2021 - 7:49 pm)

Yes, they are my favorite series ever!!!! You should get the last two. I won't spoil things for you, but there is a huge turn-around with Serth. It's great! Fin is my favorite though. Wait till you read about the Rise and the Fade!

Sunny says "FURNR" 

submitted by Star@Bobcat, age 13 eons, The Milky Way
(November 5, 2021 - 6:04 pm)

Find one more comment by me in Inkwell!

submitted by ?? Illusion ??
(April 9, 2022 - 7:03 pm)

"In the beginning all species were just trying to survive. The problem is humans got a little to good at surviving so now all the other species are scrambling to recover"

The Silver Arrow, Lev Grossman.

submitted by Princess Juniper, age she/her, Unknown
(November 10, 2021 - 9:31 am)

"Well, jigger my jellyfish," - Fishlegs in How To Train Your Dragon.


The How To Train Your Dragon series is hilarious.


submitted by Joel, age 11, nowhere
(November 10, 2021 - 11:20 am)

"Not wise to take on a pair of blankets, lad. One, maybe, but two blankets always gang up on you. Vicious things, blankets." -Alther Mella, Septimus Heap 

submitted by Fallen Leaf , age 6th grade , Darth Vader is now a cat
(November 10, 2021 - 5:34 pm)

I love that series! Though it's been a while since I read it.

submitted by Mercury SI, he/him
(November 10, 2021 - 9:03 pm)

Even more Fruits Basket Quotes! (Because they have such funny ones!)


Ayame: This concludes my wonderful story. Kyo Sohma: You mean stupid!


Hatori: "You won't get very far if you try to threaten me in THAT outfit." Yuki: "Thank you. So much.


Yuki: "Honda-san... you'd better stop, or he'll get a swelled head." Kyo: "Doesn't Shigure already HAVE a swelled head?


You may be an idiot but I don't think you're a fool.


Shigure Sohma: So, anyway, I was wondering if you could stop by the house and take a look at Tohru's cut. That is, if it isn't a problem.

Hatori Sohma: No problem. I'll stop by the house this evening.

Shigure Sohma: Hmmm? What's this, Hatori? I don't think I ever heard you sound so eager to come over. Could it be you have a secret crush on Tohru?

[long silence from the other end of the phone]

Shigure Sohma: [shouts] I knew it! You naughty, naughty man, you!

Hatori Sohma: No, I was simply too amazed by your stupidity to say anything.


That's all! 

submitted by Pancake
(November 12, 2021 - 9:59 pm)

" 'And you talk,' said Tiffany.

'You only have my word for it,' said the toad, disappearing into the paper flowers. 'You can't prove anything.' "


" 'And then there was the headless horseman!' said Tiffany. 'He had no head!'

'Well, that is the major job qualification,' said the toad." 


- The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

submitted by Wren
(November 18, 2021 - 4:00 pm)


-Severus Snape 

submitted by Hedwig, age ?, Hogwarts
(November 20, 2021 - 11:41 am)

Mine is:

"Trips on," she said finally. "Dr. Maria called us last night and made a convincing case that you need to live your-"


From The Fault in Our Stars page 127. 

submitted by Oaklynn S., age 11, San Diego, CA
(November 23, 2021 - 12:51 pm)

"The story so far: In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

– Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

submitted by Gallium (Wildfire), she/her
(November 27, 2021 - 2:00 pm)

"Those who can see? They guide me. I am never without helping eyes.

"Those who can't walk? They are carried."


"There is always someone to lean on," he told her. "Or a pair of strong hands for those who have none."

- Christopher, Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

submitted by Wren, age 13, Rivendell!
(November 29, 2021 - 9:53 pm)

Oh yesss that book is so good. I really should get around to reading the third and fourth books of the series...

submitted by Lupine
(December 20, 2021 - 7:56 pm)