May 8, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books


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"How's your orange juice, Ann? Does it have a touch of Lime?"
The glass paused at my lips as I processed his innuendo, and I took a second to make sure my embarrassment stayed hidden inside. I let the drink swish over my tongue a moment before swallowing and answering.
"Actually it's a little sour," I said, and he laughed.
"That's a shame." He picked up a green pear from his plate and bit into it, licking juice that dripped down his thumb. My cheeks warmed as I set down my glass.
"OK, now you're just being crude," I said.
He grinned with lazy satisfaction.
"I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm just enjoying my breakfast."

“So your perfect proposal, what would it be?” Ben asks.
“Seriously?” I look at Poblete and she shrugs, obviously enjoying the real-world application. “I don’t know. It would just be the two of us, and I guess I’d want him to say something honest, not overly romantic, not something that would make a great story to tell his friends. I’d just want him to lean over…” As I say it, I lean slightly toward Ben, close enough that I can feel the warmth of his body radiating into the empty space between us, and drop the volume of my voice. “…and say “Janelle Tenner, f*cking marry me.””

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?"
Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

“I heard the man and woman cry a warning as I frantically racked my brain for some sort of throat-repairing spell, which I was clearly about to need. Of course the only words that I actually managed to yell at the werewolf as he ran at me were, 'BAD DOG!'
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a flash of blue light on my left. Suddenly, the werewolf seemed to smack into an invisible wall just inches in front of me....
"You know," someone said off to my left, "I usually find a blocking spell to be a lot more effective than yelling 'Bad dog,' but maybe that's just me.”

“Don't blame us," said my mother. "We didn't blow up half of Court, steal a dozen cars, call out a murderer in the middle of a crowd, or get our teenage friend crowned queen."
"Actually," said Abe, "I did blow up half of Court.”

“Adam stares at me so long I begin to blush. He tips my chin up so I meet his eyes. Blue blue blue boring into me. His voice is deep, steady. "I don't think I've ever heard you laugh."
He's so excruciatingly correct I don't know how to respond except with the truth. My smile is tucked into a straight line. "Laughter comes from living." I shrug, try to sound indifferent. "I've never really been alive before.”

“Got your gun?”
“No,” says Tobias, “I figured I would shoot the bullets out of my nostrils, so I left it upstairs.”
“Oh, shut up.”

“Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress.
"Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say.
"It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks.
"Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say.
"Not if I keep looking at you," he says.”

“You know what?” His breath was warm against my cheek. “There are a lot of stupid things to do, but I really want to do the stupidest thing possible.”
“What’s that?”
“I want to kiss you.”

"Was that the girl who went to Manhattan with you?” asked Marcus. “I think we owe her a cookie.”
“I think we owe her a whole damn bakery,” said Xochi. “If I wasn’t hip deep in mud, I would kiss her on the mouth.”



Jaime said...

WOW!! I love the quotes you picked. That Sweet Evil quote makes my heart go pitter-patter The one from Shatter Me is just so, well so sweet and sad and filled with emotion that it makes me want to read Shatter Me all over again. Also the Jace one is one of my favortiest ones ever from him. LMAO. Awesome job!!

Jaime said...

And of course P beats me because my stupid phone hates commenting on your blog for some reason lol. Had to get on my computer. It's the damn word verification I tell ya!

Ok so on to my comment. Love the Insurgent, Last Sacrifice, and Hex Hall ones I totally snorted reading them! And of course I <3 the Unraveling one ;) ;) and the Sweet Evil one.

Ah hell I loved them all!!!! LOL


Bookluvr Mindy said...

Thanks Patricia! It was a lot of work!

Kristina said...

I don't note quotes in books when I read, this one would have been way too much of a chore to do. Great quotes though!

Diana Julianna said...

AMAZING quotes. Seriously. <3 them all!!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are some awesome quotes. I especially love the Hex Hall one. It has got to be the funniest ;)

Angela said...

Great list! LOL at the Insurgent quote :)
Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

Alba said...

Final verdict...
I give this post

my blogs over the top rating


OMG! Mindy!! I loved them ALL!!!!! ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PERFECTION! I think I'll bookmark this page so I can come back when I feel all blue and smile a little XD

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love these! So many great books and great quotes. Jace makes me laugh SO MUCH.
And the way you've done them with the text and the background is soooo pretty. :-)

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Hahahaha...thanks Jaime!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I love love love your list. So many good ones. The City of Bones one especially!


Anonymous said...

The more I scrolled dowm the more I felt the love. OWW this post looks AMAZING. I can't choose with one I like more. 10 Is a not enough number ! Im a new blogger, glad to meet readers :D

This is •My list•

Please feel free to leave any comment, adive, recommendation on my blog

Thank you!

Valery • The Book Of Owl's

Farah said...

OMG!!! I totally love your quotes. They totally cracked me up! Awesome list!

P/S: Amazing blog, btw. Followed you :D

Drop by my Top 10?

Dizneeee said...

Oh, these are some goooooood ones!!!

Heather said...

These were so good, Mindy! I laughed aloud over several and the hubs looked at me like I was weird. I'm all what? He so doesn't get it ;)

Unknown said...

Great quotes! I don't know how you narrowed it down. I could pick ten quotes from City of Bones. I also forgot how many great moments Partials had.
You did awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

I really want to read Insurgent, Sweet Evil, and Unraveling now! I love the Last Sacrifice and Hex Hall one...BAD DOG!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Christina said...

I loved that quote in Unraveling! Janelle is fantastic.

Nea said...

Awww, Mindy!! I love them ALL! I still remember reading Last Sacrifice and when I stumeled on that quote of Abe I was laughing so so hard for minutes :D :D Hilarious! And the one of City of Ashes? haha love that one too! :) Amazing, amazing top ten <3 <3

Amber Hughes said...

Loved all the quotes! Those were great Mindy! :-)

Elodie said...

You picked amazing quotes Mindy : most are from my favourite books ever and the others remind me that I sooo have to read the books they're from !! I love the ones from Sweet Evil and TMI :) !!

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