Thursday, June 20, 2013

Follow Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends. This weeks question is:

Q: Share your favorite literary quote!

I have so many favourite quotes from books. I think that's what this refers to. I'll share three of my favourites, but really I could quote a bunch.

First up is a quote from Stephanie Perkin's Lola And The Boy Next Door. One of the most romantic speeches ever. The line "The boy did. By thinking about the girl" gets me EVERY single time.
“Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.

One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.

At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights.

The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”
Next up is a quote from Gayle Forman's Just One Day. So many quotes from this novel are amazing. I love this one in particular because everyone wants that life changing kiss. The kiss that just feels RIGHT.
“We kiss again. This next kiss is the kind that breaks open the sky. It steals my breath and gives it back. It shows me that every other kiss I've had in my life has been wrong.”
Last, a simple one from Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It's heartbreakingly true. It's one of those lines that is both sad, and beautiful at the same time, and I can't think of a truer statement.
“we accept the love we think we deserve.” 
What are some of your favourites? Link me so I can stop by!

Happy Weekend!


  1. Great quotes! I haven't read any of those, but that is a very romantic speech. :D I really like it!
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  2. Hopping through. Yes! That's my favorite quote from Perks.
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  3. I love Just One Day! I can't wait until Just One Year is released this fall.

    New follower via GFC. :)

    Bettering Me Up

  4. I did not even think to quote Perks! That is such a great quote. I can't believe I did not put that on mine. Ugh... well I am glad someone mentioned it because it is definitely worth mentioning!!

    Amber @Nala’s Book Corner

  5. I haven't read any of these books but the quotes are amazing! Thanks for this! New follower via GFC.

    Tanecia@Never Ending Stories

  6. Great quotes! Old follower hopping through. Have a great weekend,

  7. Hi Just hoping through I love your perks of being a wallflower quote :) new networked followerJodie @ Aussie Bookworm

  8. Beautiful quotes, really love the Perks quote!

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  9. I like how people have multiple quotes relating to the same genre. So you like Contemporary, huh?


    My feature... Don’t forget to follow!

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  10. Love the Perks quote!

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    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

  11. I've only read Anna, but I need to get my hands on Lola - could it be even better? The Perks quote, I wish I'd added it to my own because it is so true!

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  12. I still need to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Loved the movie, though. Great choice of quotes.

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    Emma @ From the Writer’s Nest

  13. Nice quotes.

  14. I loved all of the books and quotes!
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  15. I really like the last quote. I think I need to read the book some time.

    FF - Mel@thedailyprophecy.
    Old follower.

  16. I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower! Nice quotes. New GFC follower.

    Meredith’s Musings

  17. Great quotes.
    I've not read any of the books yet but I keep saying soon. Your quotes make me want to read them even more.
    Thanks for sharing
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  18. I love the last quote, so, so true :D

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    Have a great weekend!

  19. I'm looking forward to reading Lola and Just One Day, especially after your quotes! I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower - that book was just so dead on with the teenage experience. I really identified with it, and I've read it two or three times. Makes me really miss the show "My So-Called Life." I love Charlie's feeling infinite quote, too. Completely expresses those moments where everything seems to just fit together in the right way at the right time. :)
    Old follower by GFC and email :D
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  20. Oh my gosh, I love that quote from Lola and the Boy Next Door too! I was definitely wowed by Cricket's speech :) Oh btw, what font sis you use on the quotes part? It's really pretty :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor

  21. great quotes! I'm following you!
    my ff


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