Welcome to Blogmas day 9! Still going strong, so far.
Today, I’m bringing you my favourite quotes from books I read this year! I’ve read many books and there have been some that either brought me to tears or made me fall in love with book even more.
This quote devastates me because it’s something that’s always worried me: that I feel a bit left behind for someone my age.
Henry from The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue really understands this feeling, which is why I connected so much with this book, and his character.
This is such a powerful quote and a very good reminder. Just because you admire someone — a celebrity, a politician, a friend, whomever — doesn’t mean that they view the world the same way as you do.
I think that’s an important thing to remember, now more than ever, during these very divided political times.
I love this quote from Girl, Woman, Other! This is such an important thing to remember, especially during a time where the news has become privatised and more and more people get their (mis)information from Facebook.
Don’t just be a person who has opinions about things — you need to understand them too.
This is such a powerful quote. At the beginning of Animal Farm, the quote is “All animals are equal”, but by the end of it, it’s transformed into “some animals are more equal than others”. This is because the pigs on the animal farm have become used to being in power and enjoy it — they no longer see themselves like the rest.
A powerful metaphor for how the rich and powerful treat the 99% in today’s society!
The Little Prince is such an adorable novel, written from the perspective of a child. And this quote is a favourite, because it’s so true.
So many adults forget what it’s like to be a child and often ridicule children for the way they behave: like children.
Oh gosh, this quote! It breaks my heart every time I read it. The character who thinks this is a Black man who hides himself away because he knows how the world treats him.
But don’t fear! He soon finds out how very special he is.
Unless you’ve read this book, it won’t devastate you in quite the same way. The main character, Bagoas, says this to Alexander the Great, who responds with “Stay with me here instead.”
It’s just a beautiful, romantic line that will make you ball your eyes when you realise how the book will end 😭.
Even though I didn’t enjoy the second half of Little Women, I did enjoy most of it, especially the characters. And this quote about Beth broke my heart.
Beth is the quiet sister, the one who is scared of anyone not related to her who’s happy to just help those she loves and never expect anything in return. And this quote is about how important those people are, and how we shouldn’t take them for granted.