Feature & Follow Friday (#11)


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Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
It’s Feature & Follow Friday! This is a weekly meme
hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Every week, we post our answers to a weekly question,
and get to meet & follow other book bloggers!

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. ;)

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17 thoughts on “Feature & Follow Friday (#11)

    • Yeah I almost didn’t post it because it does the same to me a bit, but I think it feels really hopefully and is something that people of all ages should remember. :)

  1. oooh I liked that you went with several quotes! Great choices! I think the reason why people look down on YA is that they don’t know how thought provoking it can be. I use to be one, but I’ve changed my tune. ;)

    Jess @ Literary, etc (old follower).

  2. Wonderful quote choices. I haven’t read “Looking for Alaska” but now I definitely want to! As for the Sanderson quote…love it. It is so true. And I think there’s choice involved I think in standing up straight or collapsing :)

    new follower via bloglovin!
    Tiffany @ A_TiffyFit’s Reading Corner

  3. Great quotes! Gosh, I love Tolkien. =)

    I’m a new follower on bloglovin’! Also, I am also from Seattle! I love meeting people from the pacific NW! =)

  4. I especially like the Tolkein quote. Books have been a great shelter and support for me throughout my life. I’m following you back via Bloglovin’, twitter and GR.

  5. John Green always writes such thought provoking books, I love the quote by him you have chosen as its so true! I really like the other two quotes aswell. You’ve gotta love Tolkien no matter what you’re in to!

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    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

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