Quotes That Have Stayed With Me Long After Reading

As told by the notes app on my phone. Inspired by @kaitmaree
  1. 1.
    "Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love,"
    Northanger Abbey by my girl Jane Austen
  2. 2.
    "Even when everything seems rotten you can't trust that judgement," Gloria had said. "It's the sum of all your judgements that counts."
    The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. 3.
    "If you want to know what a mans like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
    Harry Potter, Order of the Phoenix
  4. 4.
    "And there's one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck."
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  5. 5.
    "It is easy to say she is bad, but there is little meaning unless we know why."
    East of Eden, again
  6. 6.
    "He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat."
    East of Eden, yet again
  7. 7.
    "I am a person who, for reasons I consider good, am reluctant to assign meaning to anything I see or hear going on out there in the natural world."
    Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  8. 8.
    "I don't suppose writing consists in anything more than doing it."
    Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  9. 9.
    "Thus the American Dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun."
    God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
  10. 10.
    "Yet you can't cease breathing. If you try, your lungs will breathe for you. Despite you."
    Carthage by Joyce carol Oates
  11. 11.
    "But I don't believe life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel."
    Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor
  12. 12.
    "The cocks of dawn would catch us trying to give order to the chain of many chance events that had made absurdity possible, and it was obvious that we weren't doing it from an urge to clear up mysteries but because none of us could go on living without an exact knowledge of the place and the missions assigned to us by fate."
    Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  13. 13.
    "The end was a natural thing, like the season, like getting older, fruit turning. That was the saddest part— there was no one to blame and no way to reverse it."
    The First Bad Man
  14. 14.
    "This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do."
    On the Road by jack Kerouac
  15. 15.
    "And then I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude".
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens