Living Life by the Quotes

Every book you read-there's always some phrases said by the characters that you remember. Quotes, always have strong meanings or make you look at something in different way. Sometimes you laugh, or cry, maybe even look at the character in a different way. My favourite quotes come from The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures and of course, The Fault in Our Stars. With other favourites from Now Is Good, Small Blue Thing and The Silver Linings Playbook. I love quotes-highlighting them on Kindle or scribbling them down in an old notebook(or in my case, writing them in the back of my school planner when I'm bored in class-there's quite a collection). I will try to choose a few per book-but some have so many I love.

The Fault dear Brutus, is not in the stars but in our selves - Peter Van Houten(Discussing Shakespeare) - The Fault in Our Stars

Can I just day how much I love this quote? Some people like to say our destiny is written in the stars(There is a song about it) but I believe that we control what we do. And this is why I love this quote-it's saying don't blame our faults on somebody else because they are ours. People ruin the world, it's not there in the stars. People make the mistakes.

"That's the thing about pain...It demands to be felt" - Augustus - The Fault in Our Stars

This quote from Augustus who is always questioning life is truly beautifully and it completely relates to me. However hard you try, you can't not feel pain, and what Augustus said just says this-in one heart-wrenching sentence.


"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you" - Augustus

"The toes of our ratty black sneakers touched" - Ethan - Beautiful Creatures

This quote was so heart-felt and generally cute. It was a moment in a book you can never forget.

"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead" - Marian - Beautiful Creatures

This quotes is very understandable and one of the most honest and true to my life I have read. It really means that you can never trust anyone-unless they can't tell anybody else. I obviously have my closest friend in school that I tell more than others-you need to be able to trust somebody whole-heartedly before you tell them something you may regret in the future.

"Darkness, real darkness, was something more than just a lack of light" - Marian
"Old things are better than new things, because they have got stories in them Ethan" - Marian
"How do you escape from yourself?" - Lena

"Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it's a sin if you don't reach back... I'm telling you." - Pat - The Silver Linings Playbook

Quotes can tell you something and I think this means when life reaches out to you, if it's something special, you have to take it. Moments like that just can't be ignored and I now know that.

"Moments. All gathering towards this one" - Tessa - Now Is Good

I love this quote-it has so many meanings. My favourite one though is to live every moment like it is your last-because every moment is important. And that one will make the difference.

"I volunteer as tribute!" - Katniss
"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour!" - Effie Trinket
"I am not pretty, I am not beautiful, I am as radiant as the sun"
 - Katniss

"I want to show the Capitol that I'm more than just a piece in their games" - Peeta - The Hunger Games

My favourite part of the whole series was this moment-the night before the games on the training center roof. Peeta is really saying how you need to show people that you are your own person-and nobody can change that. You want to be more than just what they say.

"I realise only one person will be damages before repair if Peeta dies. Me. - Katniss(Catching Fire)
"They can't hurt me there's no one left they can hurt me with" - Johanna(Catching Fire)

This is a moment for me that shows something within Johanna that you wouldn't normally see. That really, everybody has a hidden side. Everyone feels some pain.

"What I need is the dandelion in the spring" - Katniss(Mockingjay)

There will be more of these posts to come!
What are your favourite book quotes?


  1. I've always lived by quotes because I find quotes are life things.
    Since October I've been posting 'Behind The Lyrics' after bring inspired by your posts and I am just wondering if that is okay? If you want me to remove the posts, then I have no problem doing so. - Abbie

    1. I'm a lover of quotes-I write them everywhere, say them all the time. You're right, they are life things. It's amazing to hear that you have been inspired by my posts-I have no problem about you posting 'Behind the Lyrics'

    2. Thanks so much Sophie, I'm so glad I checked with you first.

  2. Yay for The Fault in Our Stars! I could literally highlight the whole of that book! It's so amazing! I think I've said that a lot now (broken record!) but it is true! And Beautiful Creatures! Yay! Lovely post, Sophie!

    1. Me too-I was highlighting on every page I'm sure I almost broke my Kindle! And yay for Beautiful Creatures! Thanks!


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