FAVORITE LINES I'VE READ, PART II

Unlike part one, I've left this one open so others can share theirs.
  1. "But you can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get."
    - Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
  2. "Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring; which is how I felt sitting with Holly on the railings of the boathouse porch."
    - Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
  3. "I thought of the future, but spoke of the past."
    - Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
  4. "Every hero is the villain of his own story, wouldn't you say?"
    - Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
  5. "We all wind up drawn to what we're afraid of, drawn to try to find a way to make ourselves safe from a thing by crawling inside of it, by loving it, by becoming it."
    - Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
  6. "Childhood was a fantastic country to live in."
    - Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
  7. "She's drenched and bedraggled, but I've never loved anyone as much as I love her right now. That's how I know I'll have to give her up."
    - Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
  8. "When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time."
    - Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  9. "I have never heard a more eloquent silence."
    - Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  10. "In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves, and sometimes we do such a good job, we lose track of reality."
    - Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls
  11. "You have to look at what you have right in front of you, at what it could be, and stop measuring it against what you've lost. I know this to be wise and true, just as I know that pretty much no one can do it."
    - Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You
  12. "Even under the best of circumstances, there's just something so damn tragic about growing up."
    - Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You
  13. "And then it occurred to her that she was the ghost in her story. She had spent years haunting her own life, without ever noticing."
    - Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission
  14. "Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too."
    - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
  15. "It's the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb up in the sky and light the world."
    - Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me
  16. "There is not even a Scrabble word for how bad I feel."
    - E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
  17. "You're a kaleidoscope. You change every time I look away."
    - Rainbow Rowell, My True Love Gave to Me
  18. "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
    - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
  19. "The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."
    - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  20. "An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's."
    - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
  21. "It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you."
    - Roald Dahl, The Witches
  22. "A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
    - Roald Dahl, The Twits
  23. "She means well, but she always manages to do the wrong thing. She has a real talent for it."
    - Beverly Cleary, Fifteen
  24. "Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it."
    - Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes