I do not collect quotes like some people do. Sometimes I love the language of a book but rarely can pinpoint a particular line. So here are just a couple.
  1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    (Narrated by Death) Many jocular comments followed, as did another onslaught of "heil Hitlering". You know, it actually makes me wonder if anyone ever lost an eye or injured a hand or wrist with all of that. You'd only need to be facing the wrong way at the wrong time or stand marginally too close to another person. Perhaps people did get injured.
  2. The Book Thief cont.
    Personally, I can only tell you that no one died from it, or at least, not physically. There was, of course, the matter of forty million people I picked up by the time the while thing was finished, but that's me getting all metaphoric.
  3. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
    “I want to die.” There was a lizard near my feet. A real lizard. I felt a kind of judgment. The thing with lizards is that they don’t kill themselves. Lizards are survivors. You take off their tail and another grows back. They aren’t mopers. They don’t get depressed. They just get on with it, however harsh and inhospitable the landscape. I wanted, more than anything, to be that lizard.
  4. Andrew Solomon's TED talk on depression (I read the quote before I watched it)
    You don't think in depression that you've put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you're seeing truly.
  5. There are probably more I love? But don't remember?