Some of my favorite quotes.

 

I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes today.  There are so many that I love, so this is hard to narrow down.  I’m sure I’ll miss some of them, too.

 

“Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and mildly socially retarded, I’m a complete disaster.”
― Rainbow RowellFangirl

 

“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

“I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of nonfeeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
― Dylan ThomasDo Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

 

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar

 

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
― Jack KerouacOn the Road: the Original Scroll

 

“[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
― Jack KerouacOn the Road

 

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald DahlThe Twits

 

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
― John GreenLooking for Alaska

 

“He tells me to pick the music. I’m not sure if he knows that handing me his iPod is like handing me the window to his soul.”
― Becky AlbertalliSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

 

“I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death.”
― Rainbow RowellEleanor & Park

 

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
― Roald DahlMatilda

 

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“We are capable of big lives. A big history. Why settle? Why choose the practical thing, the mundane thing? We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.”
― Nicola YoonThe Sun Is Also a Star

 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

 

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

 

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“Even if he likes me, I’m not sure he’d like me naked. I hate that I’m even thinking that. I hate hating my body. Actually, I don’t even hate my body. I just worry everyone else might. Because chubby girls don’t get boyfriends, and they definitely don’t have sex. Not in movies—not really—unless it’s supposed to be a joke. And I don’t want to be a joke.”
― Becky AlbertalliThe Upside of Unrequited

 

“I was determined to be both pretty and fierce, as Mother had said I could be. Just because I was interested in a man’s job didn’t mean I had to give up being girly. Who defined those roles anyhow?”
― Kerri ManiscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper

 

“Right now, I’m just a girl, and there is also magic in that.”
― Zoraida CórdovaLabyrinth Lost

 

“People were messy. They were defined not only by what they’d done, but by what they would have done, under different circumstances, molded as much by their regrets as their actions, choices they stood by and those they wished they could undo. Of course, there was no going back – time only moved forward – but people could change.

For worse.

And for better.

It wasn’t easy. The world was complicated. Life was hard. And so often, living hurt.

So make it worth the pain.”
― Victoria SchwabOur Dark Duet

 

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
― Angie ThomasThe Hate U Give

 

 

I could probably just keep posting, but I’ll stop here.  I am a bit obsessed with good quotes.

 

Are any of these on your list of favorite quotes?

 

 

 

Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

13 thoughts on “Some of my favorite quotes.”

  1. Martin Luther King’s words are amazing and are true. He was a wise man, a giving man, a man who I admire, so your quotes here from him are my words to live by, especially the darkness/light quote and the dangerous ignorance quote. If only more people would read these every day maybe there would be less violence and more love. Thank you for this inspiring post to start my day.

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  2. They are all amazing,but my favorite is:
    “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
    ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll 🙂

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  3. These are great quotes. I am partial to your first one from Fangirl. Can totally relate to that. But MLK’s quote about darkness not pushing out darkness so classic and also relevant at the same time, it makes my skin tingle. I enjoyed reading these!

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