[Quotes] How To Build A Girl

quotes how to build a girl

The future always has different names, and different clothes, but the same thing happens, time after time: the future only comes to our house when it is drunk. The future must be kept drunk – because the future must, somehow, be tricked into taking us with it, when it leaves. We must hide ourselves in the fur of the future, like burrs – all seven of us – and ride its ass, all the way out of this tiny house and back down to London, and fame, and riches, and parties, where we belong. So far, this has never worked.
(page 4)

So far, the only plan I’ve come up with is writing. I can write, because writing – unlike choreography, architecture or conquering kingdoms – is a thing you can do when you’re lonely and poor, and have no infrastructure, ie: a ballet troupe, or some cannons. Poor people can write. It’s one of the few things poverty, and lack of connections, cannot stop you doing.
(page 31)

[..] – because I don’t care what I look like. I am a poet, and a writer, and I deal with hearts and souls and words, and not meat and vanity and a dress that would have made me look better. It doesn’t matter that I am ugly.
(page 57)

But then, if I’m honest, I want everyone to imagine they’re fucking me. Because [..] I use it as a springboard to go on what is basically a massive Shag Quest. I wish to be like James Bond, who never leaves a party without either shagging someone or blowing something up. That is my role model here.
(page 231)

[Zitate] Pushing the Limits von Katie McGarry II How to Save a Life von Sara Zarr II Before I Fall von Lauren Oliver

quotes pushing the limits


Failure is your only enemy. The only way up is to never look down. We succeed because we believe. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
(Seite 8)

„I’ve already lost a piece of my mind. I can’t trust you with what’s left.“
(Seite 77)

„It doesn’t get better,“ I said. „The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same.“
(Seite 82)

„It’s like I have this large black hole in my brain and it’s sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.“
(Seite 112)

The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see – the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it.
(Seite 278)

„Because growing up means making though choices, and doing the thing doesn’t necessarily mean doing the thing that feels good.“
(Seite 366)

quotes how to save a life

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE von Sara Zarr

That’s how life feels to me. Everyone is doing it; everyone knows how. To live and be who they are and find a place, find a moment. I’m still waiting.
(Seite 157)

quotes before i fall

Before I Fall von Lauren Oliver

It’s a good feeling, though: the feeling of knowing anything can happen. Most of the time nothing does, of course. Most of the time one night blends into the next, and weeks blend into weeks, and months into other months. And sooner or later we all die. But at the beginning of the night anything’s possible.
(Seite 41)

If you repeat something enough, you can almost make yourself believe it.
(Seite 68)

But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.
(Seite 195)

So many things become beautiful when you really look.
(Seite 250)

Do a good thing and something bad happens. Do a bad thing and something good happens. Do nothing and everything explodes.
(Seite 309)

[Zitate] More Than This von Patrick Ness

quotes more than thisHis mind isn’t clear. It races and throbs like the worst kind of fever, and he is unaware of even thinking. It’s more some kind of wild, dying instinct, a terror of what’s to come, a terror of what’s happened.
A terror of his death.
(Seite 13)

The terror of it, the sheer awful terror that never seemed to stop. Fear was bearable when you could see an end to it, but there was no end in sight out in those freezing waves, those pitiless fists of the ocean that cared nothing for you, that tipped you over and down in a kind of callous blindness, filling your lungs, smashing you against rocks –
(Seite 78)

When they were together like that, they had been their own private universe, bounded just by themselves, a population of two. They were the world, and the world was them.
(Seite 138)

A book, he thinks at one point, rubbing his eyes, tired from so much focused reaing. It’s a world all on its own, too. A satyr playing panpipes, far more innocent-looking than what it got up to in the story. A world made of words, Seth thinks, where you live for a while.
(Seite 142)

„People see stories everywhere,“ Regine says. „That’s what my father used to say. We take random events and we put them together in a pattern so we can comfort ourselves with a story, no matter how much it obviously isn’t true.“ She glances back at Seth. „We have to lie to ourselves to live. Otherwise, we’d go crazy.“
(Seite 225)

[Zitat] Liebe

Ich habe beschlossen eine neue Rubrik auf meinem Blog einzuführen. Und zwar werde ich jetzt immer wieder kleine oder größere, traurige oder schöne, eben einfache Zitate posten, die es wert sind mit anderen geteilt zu werden.

Allerdings in einem eher unregelmäßigen Rhythmus, da ich mir ja nicht heraussuchen kann, ob ich überhaupt eine Stelle in einem bestimmten Buch so toll finde, das ich sie als Zitat herausschreiben möchte.

Genug der Vorrede, hier das erste Zitat aus einem Buch, das ich erst vor kurzem gelesen habe.

„Weil ich es vorgezogen habe, zu fallen und die Liebe zu erfahren, anstatt auf ewig über sie zu rätseln.“

Jason Lethcoe, Der mysteriöse Mr. Spines – Flight, S. 12