Favorite 📖 Passages

An ongoing list 📝
  1. I’ll spend the rest of the evening enjoying a potato. And by “enjoying” I mean “hating so much I want to kill people.
    The Martian by Andy Weir
  2. Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.
    I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
  3. Whatever setbacks he had faced in his life, he said, however daunting or dispiriting the unfolding of events, he always knew that he would make it through, as long as when he woke in the morning he was looking forward to his first cup of coffee.
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  4. So removed from daily life was the whole experience that when all was rotten to the core, a fine dinner could revive the spirits.
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  5. —If we only fell in love with people who were perfect for us, he said, then there wouldn’t be so much fuss about love in the first place.
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  6. As we sat there, dusk was falling and the lights of the city were coming on one by one in ways that even Edison hadn’t imagined.
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  7. And husbands were all too often the back door by which secrets escaped into the outside world.
    Lisey's Story by Stephen King
  8. “With cities, as with people, Mister Vandemar,” said Mr. Croup, fastidiously, “the condition of the bowels is all-important.”
    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  9. Ratfink. It’s vulgar, I know it. One of those terms that makes it worthwhile having enemies.
    Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
  10. I’ve always liked the feeling of being the first one awake in the morning; it makes you daring somehow.
    Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
  11. It's alright, Alexander. You were anxious because you haven't spent time with children before. But I am certain that you are up to the challenge. If you are ever in doubt, just remember that unlike adults, children want to be happy. So they still have the ability to take the greatest pleasure in the simplest things.
    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  12. When all was said and done, the endeavors that most modern men saw as urgent (such as appointments with bankers and the catching of trains), probably could have waited, while those they deemed frivolous (such as cups of tea and friendly chats) had deserved their immediate attention.
    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles