Since I don’t have a review ready for today, I’m going to post about some quotes that I love from some of my favorite books. This first one is from Diana Gabaldon, who wrote my favorite series, The Outlander Series. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend doing so. This quote is from a book later on in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
“Time is a lot of the things people say that God is. There’s always preexisting, and having no end. There’s the notion of being all powerful-because nothing can stand against time, can it? Not mountains, not armies. And time is, of course, all-healing. Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: all pain encompassed, all hardship erased, all loss subsumed. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Remember, man, that thou art dust; and unto dust thou shalt return.
And if time is anything akin to God, I suppose that memory must be the devil.” — Diana Gabaldon (A Breath of Snow and Ashes)
The next one is from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. This series got me interested in reading again when I was a sophomore in college.
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
This one is from Divergent. Although I wasn’t too fond of its sequel, Divergent is a really good book.
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” – Veronica Roth, Divergent
Up next are two from my second all-time favorite series, The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.
“Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.” – Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever
No, it doesn’t. At best, time is the great leveler, sweeping us all into coffins. We findways to distract ourselves from the pain. Time is neither scalpel nor bandage. It is indifferent. Scar tissue is not a good thing. It is merely the wound’s other face.” – Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
And lastly, one of my favorites:
“You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body.” – CS Lewis
What are some of your favorite quotes?