This week is an activity is…
Favorite Literary Quote(s)
I’m just gonna go ahead and add an “s” to that word “Quote” so I can do more than one. ;) These are just a few of my favorite quotes that I have easily accessible on Goodreads…
When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
– John Green, Looking for Alaska
A man can only stumble for so long before he either falls or stands up straight.
– Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension
I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?
– J.R.R. Tolkien
I think that last one is something that can be applied to a lot more than “fairy-stories”, too – especially YA, the way it’s treated by a lot of people who don’t know how awesome it is. ;)