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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)

There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it-  Narnia the dawn treader by C.S Lewis 

submitted by LunaWolf , age 12 winters, Narnia
(February 1, 2022 - 3:50 pm)

My house has chicken legs- the house with chicken legs by Sophie Anderson 

submitted by LunaWolf , age 12 winters, Narnia
(February 1, 2022 - 3:51 pm)
...but what was the meaning of a man's life if it did not make the way better for those that came 
after him? -Amos Fortune free man By: Elizabeth Yates 
It was easy to underestimate Fliss, with her gentle nature and frequent blushes. But when their 
mother had died, it had been Fliss who took to mothering Betty and Charlie... There were different
ways, Betty realized, to be strong. -A Sprinkle of Sorcery  
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, Fairy Realm
(February 2, 2022 - 3:33 pm)

"Calla gave the man a lacerating look that plumbed the depths of his soul and found it wanting."


"It was impossible, of course, but again, so was everything that had come before it."

- The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater

submitted by Wren
(February 12, 2022 - 8:58 am)
submitted by ChangelingChild, age 13, The Faerie Realm
(March 2, 2022 - 8:10 am)
submitted by Top!
(March 22, 2022 - 10:32 am)

"it's MORNING!" Kinkajou sang, pouncing on Moon's tail.

"isn't that WONDERFUL?"

"it is the opposite of wonderful," Carnelian observed.

-Wings of Fire, Moon Rising

i like this part because i completely understand Carnelian, that is a very good description of exactly what I feel like in the mornings. :) 


submitted by Darkvine, age 11, Elgin, IL
(March 23, 2022 - 11:36 am)

YES. WINGS OF FIRE. KINKAJOU YAYYYY (I'm a total FanWing, if you can't tell, but you probably can.)

submitted by Rainbow, age 12, Reading
(March 23, 2022 - 4:11 pm)

I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice (it was really good!) and it has a lot of amazing quotes, so here are my favorites:

"'I certainly have not the talent,' said Darcy, 'of conversing easily
with those I have never seen before.'" YES SAME! INTROVERTS!

"The more I see of the world,
the more I am dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of
the inconsistency of all human character, and of the little dependence
that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense"-Elizabeth Bennet

submitted by Lupine, England (not actually)
(March 24, 2022 - 2:02 pm)

Yes. Pride and Predjudice is awesome. Also, a Shakespeare quote because I am a weirdo :) : "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." (Lucio--Measure for Measure, I.iv.85-87)

submitted by Snazzycakes, age 13 she/her, Sesquepedalian
(April 6, 2022 - 4:21 pm)

Did-- Did I kill this thread with a Shakespeare quote???

submitted by Snazzycakes
(May 6, 2022 - 6:50 pm)

No, you didn't!  In fact I love this quote so much I  am going to write it down where I can find it easily.  I might try reading Measure for Measure sometime soon.

Here, let us have another Shakespeare quote:

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk roses and eglantine."

— A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 2, Shakespeare

submitted by Peregrine
(May 7, 2022 - 10:55 am)

*GASP* IS THAT A FELLOW SHAKESPEARE NERD I DETECT??? You're the first one I've met in the wild (so to speak)! And yes, Measure for Measure is quite good, as long as you don't mind a pretty docile plot line (compared to the tragedy of Hamlet or the drama of Twelfth Night). Also this is somewhat random, but since I am discussing Shakespeare, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that my school has this beautiful copy of Romeo & Juliet, a hardcover bound in blue fabric and stamped with silver and gold, with stiff, yellow pages, and that FABULOUS old-book smell and I've read it like five times. *stops to take a breath* So. Anyway. Who'd like another book quote? (Not Shakespeare this time)

" 'Jorgen!' I shouted. 'I need you to come here right now and talk me out of doing something incredibly stupid.' "  Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson.

"Hey. If hostile battleship takeovers were easy, everyone would do it." The Illuminae Files book 2, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (The series as a whole is overrated, but there's some great quotes)

"Aru did not volunteer what she was like at ten years old, mostly because it involved two straws, Pumbaa's iconic line When I was a young WARTHOG!, and a very bad recess. Anyway." Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes, by Rossini Chokshi 

submitted by Snazzycakes
(May 7, 2022 - 4:19 pm)
submitted by Roshani, not Rossini, - Snazzycakes
(May 7, 2022 - 8:38 pm)

Not quite a Shakespeare nerd -- not yet, I think I may be becoming one though.  So far I haven't even finshed A Midsummer Night's Dream yet. It's the first Shakespeare play I've read, but I am really enjoying it.  Random quotes of his Dream keep wandering around my mind ("I will put a girdle round about the earth/In forty minutes", "Forgive me, king of shadows, I mistook"), not that I mind.

Your school's copy of Romeo and Juliet sounds georgeous.  I am a big fan of beautifully bound and printed books, and the paper...  I so appreciate good quality paper.

Is there a Shakespeare play you would recommend me to read after I read A Midsummer Night's Dream?

submitted by @Snazzycakes, ~ Peregrine
(May 21, 2022 - 12:52 pm)