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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)

I got the Giver quartet for Christmas and am in the middle of Messenger already - it's so good, you really should read it. It's almost like a continuation of Kira's story from a different POV, which I think Gathering Blue definitely needed - to me, its ending seemed oddly unresolved.

submitted by Wren
(December 26, 2021 - 3:42 pm)

"It's a queer business, making oneself blind."

- Gifts, by Ursula K. Le Guin


"I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen."

- first line of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs


And I may be paraphrasing, but:

"Toads don't go in for names. Despite sinister forces that would have people think otherwise, there  has never been a toad called Tommy the Toad, for example. It's just not something that happens."

- A Hat Full of Sky (I think), by Terry Pratchett

submitted by Wren
(December 8, 2021 - 10:58 am)

"Your gorilla hearts are made of ice, Ivan," she said, eyes glittering. "Ours are made of fire."

Right now I would give all the yogurt raisins in the world for a heart made of ice. 

- The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

submitted by Wren
(December 8, 2021 - 11:03 pm)
This is one of my favorite quotes. It might be a little off. It's from the Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. 
"The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and although in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." -Haldir
I think this is very beautiful and kinda sad.  
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, Fairy Realm
(December 16, 2021 - 7:10 pm)
Here are some more of my good book quotes: 
Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do. - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by: C.S. Lewis
"I wish it need not have happened iin my time," said Frodo. 
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R. Tolkien. 
"Books teach you things you don't know yourself. They let you feel things. Every time you read a book with a hero in it, you become that hero." - Jamie Alexander, Timestoppers: Quest for the golden arrow by: Carrie Jones 
"I know what it's like not to have friends. People need friends. Life's not much fun without them."
-Tanya Fairchild, One Wish by: Michelle Harrison 
The King, who was the wisest man in the kingdom, knew well there was a time when things must be done and questions left till afterwards. - The Princess and the goblin by: George MacDonald
Sometimes Piper would scream at them to leave, and they would, and other times she'd sit there and pretend she couldn't see them, but they carried on as though she were treating them well, because that's what friends do: they see you at your worst and keep being your friend anyway. -The Girl and the Witch's Garden by: Erin Bowman 
I looked around the room. Why couldn't we all do noble things, important things? Why couldn't we? Why couldn't I? -One Time by: Sharon Creech 
Too late, she realized she had spent her life wishing for bigger things, for what could be bigger than family? Than love, and being loved? What use was advnture with no one to share in it? -A Pinch of Magic  by: Michelle Harrison 
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, Fairy Realm
(December 20, 2021 - 8:20 am)

My other favorite quotes:


"Akane... This will shock you... but I was so busy eating the watermelon, I didn't even see what he did."


-Soun Tendo, ranma 1/2, volume 15


Kasumi: Oh, my. And soy sauce stains are so hard to get out...

Nabiki: Especially out of a white jacket!

Akane: I'm so sorry Nabiki!

Nabiki: It's OK. I probably should've asked before I borrowed it anyway.

Akane: *gasp* Th-this is mine... 


-Tendo Daughters, Ranma 1/2, volume 15


What do you think? 

submitted by Pancake
(December 20, 2021 - 6:04 pm)


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

submitted by Ian L., age 11, California
(December 27, 2021 - 4:07 pm)
Oh, that's so funny!!! I love that!!
submitted by ChangelingChild, age 13, The Faerie Realm
(December 27, 2021 - 6:49 pm)

"Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
―Day by Legend by Marie Lu


"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but just as much to stand up to your friends."

-Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone by J. K. Rowling 

submitted by Leila, age 11, Panem
(December 30, 2021 - 2:14 pm)

"Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day mean everything's possible again. You liv ein the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."

-Day in Legend by Marie Lu 

submitted by Leila, age 11, Panem
(December 30, 2021 - 2:16 pm)

"Do you believe in enchanted places?"

- Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli 

submitted by Wren
(December 30, 2021 - 5:50 pm)

"Oh Shadrack can't afford time in parliment miles paid for it,"


The Glass Sentence

By: S.E Grove 

submitted by The Falcon, age 12, MI
(December 31, 2021 - 6:45 pm)
"But do you really mean, sir," said Peter, "That there could be other worlds - all over the place, just   
round the corner - like that?" 
"Nothing is more probable," said the Professor... 
From: The lion the witch and the wardrobe By: C.S. Lewis  
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, Fairy Realm
(January 2, 2022 - 8:38 am)

"What did you expect, turnips?" — Ron Weasley, book 1


awesome quote (: useful too 

submitted by Jinx
(January 2, 2022 - 1:20 pm)

Yes I love that quote xD My favorite from that scene is "She must think you don't forget your name. We're not stupid, we know we're called Gred and Forge."

submitted by Lupine
(January 4, 2022 - 5:56 pm)