Book Quotes

I feel like I’ve been away from the blog for too long. Sadly, its due to a lack of interesting things to say. I (re)started writing because, generally, I find myself pretty amusing. Not so much lately. It’s kind of depressing me to be honest. I’ve got 5 or 6 good drafts going, but I can’t seem to want to finish them. It’s kind of tragic. So, in an effort to motivate myself to start writing (about things other than my weekly baking adventures), I’m posting my favorite highlights from my Kindle. Some may be funny, some may be sad, but in general every quote “says” something to me. Thats the great thing about books… they can speak right to your soul. I also put in the Kindle location.

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world , the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground… He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains… he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. -Sen G. Vest, 1870” from Watchers, Dean Koontz. Loc 8604-14

“Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; prosperity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected, even to the end of time, by the proceedings now. Now is the seed-time of continental union, faith, and honor.”  from Common Sense, Thomas Paine. Loc 258-60

“In serving dumb creatures, you are ennobling the human race.” from Beautiful Joe, Marshall Saunders. Loc2650-51

“‘Your man Jesus seems to me a bit of a son of a bitch when it comes to women, was he ever married?’… ‘No, but his girlfriend was a whore.'” from The Dark Tower V, Stephen King. Loc 9126-29

“Vas’y plus fort, mon petite cochon d’amour!”… “Do it harder, my little love pig!” from Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore. Loc 481-82

“Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” from The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 12535-36

“We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” from The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 1162-65

“It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.” from The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 11209-10

“It’s my New England sarcasm coming out in full force. Folks that don’t come from that region have a difficult time truly understanding what is being said to them. Many will find it an abrasive form of communication. It is, without a doubt, an acquired mode of information dissemination.” from Zombie Fallout, Mark Tufo. Loc 3596-98

“In their selfishness & greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They wish to have a leader who will cut the taller plants so the sun will reach them. They think no plant should be allowed to grow taller than the shortest, and in that way give light to all. They would rather be provided a guiding light, regardless of the fuel, than light a candle themselves.” from Wizard’s First Rule, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3177-79

“Lazy people don’t think for themselves; they only think about themselves.” from Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3), Terry Goodkind. Loc 1493-94

“Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.” from Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5), Terry Goodkind. Loc 5429

“Like  hounds at a feast, people gather ’round the table of tyranny, eager for the tasty scraps tossed on the floor. Not everyone will wag their tails for a tyrant, but most will, if he first makes them salivate with hate  and gives license to their covetous impulses by making them feel it is only their due. Many would rather take than earn. Tyrants make the envious comfortable with their greed.” from Soul of the Fire, Terry Goodkind. Loc 6233-36

“To truly love someone, you must revel in their existence because they make life all the more wonderful.” from The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind. Loc 10404-5

“Mercy grants value to the life of a killer, while, at the same time, it strips away the value of the life of the innocent victim.” from Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind. Loc 7263-64

“All that could be hoped for was for each generation to be raised to be sensible enough to learn from the past, not to lose sight of the things that mattered, and to understand why they mattered.” from Confessor, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3663-64

“The wind is filled with music. New breezes chase the night. Away we run beneath the sun, whirling, feather light.” from The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, Mary Stanton. Loc 2043-45

“My vengeance shall be slow and involve paper cuts, many papercuts.” from Shatter (Children of Man #1),  Elizabeth C. Mock. Loc 3970

“An errand is getting  tank of gas or picking up a carton of milk or something. It is not getting chased by flying purple pyromaniac gorillas hurling incendiary poo.” from Blood Rites (Dresden Files #6), Jim Butcher. Loc 157-58

“I’ve noticed that people get the most irrational whenever family was around- while simultaneously losing their ability to distinguish reason from insanity. I call it familial dementia.” from Blood Rites, Jim Butcher. Loc 1705-7

“When you do something stupid and die, it’s pathetic. when you doe something stupid and survive it, then you get to call it impressive or heroic.” from Dead Beat (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 7698-99

“Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it.” from White Night (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 4599-4600

“Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others- even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.” from Changes (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 3467-68

“It was never too late to learn something. The past is unalterable in any event. The future is the only thing we can change. Learning the lessons of the past is the only way to shape the present and the future.” from Ghost Story, Jim Butcher. Loc 4066-67

“There was a time when men believed that ‘the good’ was a concept to be defined by a code of moral values and that no man had the right to seek his good through the violation of the rights of another.” from Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. Loc 11127-28

“To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason- Purpose- Self Esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge. Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve. Self-Esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worthy of happiness, which means: is worthy of living.” from Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. Loc 23342-44

“Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly– they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” from Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. Loc 911-12

“…We can’t live our lives by ‘what if’ and ‘if only’. We can only do the best we can to the best of our ability based on what we know. That’s why the truth is so important.” from The First Confessor, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3859-60

“But she was too big to be a thief, too honest to be an assassin, too intelligent to be a wife, and too proud to enter the only other female profession generally available.” from The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett. Loc 2247-48

“The truth isn’t easily pinned to a page. In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap, and much more difficult to find…” from Sourcery, Terry Pratchett. Loc 2765-66

“Genuine anger was one of the worlds great creative forces. But you had to learn how to control it. That didn’t mean you let it trickle away. It ment you dammed it, carefully, let it develop a working head, let it drown whole valleys of the mind and then, just when the whole structure was about to collapse, opened a tiny pipeline at the base and let the iron-hard stream of wrath power the turbines of revenge.” from Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett. Loc 4150-53

“When you don’t know what to do, do what’s right and do what’s  in front of you. But not necessarily what’s right in front of you.” from The Black Prism (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 1765-66

“Put on some armor. Just remember what’s armor and what’s you, so when it’s time to take it off, you can.” from The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 2609-10

“Idealists mature badly. If they can’t outgrow their idealism, they become hypocrites or blind.” from The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 9182

 

The End.

-Hey Waitress!!

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