The best lines from the best things I've read lately. Do yourself a favor and read every one of these books.
  1. "Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  2. "I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  3. "How we love to love things for other people; how we love to have other people love things through our eyes." John Irving, The Cider House Rules
  4. "It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to." Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
  5. "You are all the colors in one, at full brightness." Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
  6. "This was not judgment day - only morning. Morning: excellent and fair." William Styron, Sophie's Choice
  7. "He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry." Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
  8. "A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children." Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
  9. "A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me." Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
  10. "Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway. At 0627 hours on January 1, 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musketeer facedown on the steering wheel, hoping the judgement would not be too heavy on him." Zadie Smith, White Teeth