Book Quotes: those things that you think of often after finishing a book. The lines and phrases that stick with you long after you’ve set the book down.

“There is nothing so patient, in this world or any other, as a virus searching for a host.” – Mira Grant, Countdown: A Newsflesh Novella

“Good dogs should never be asked to prove that they’re good dogs. If there’s anything in this world that we should take on faith, it’s good dogs.” – Mira Grant, Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus

“Eve’s voice emanates from the walls of the station in an otherworldly, haunting way, as if she speaks from everywhere and nowhere at once…an A.I. who embodied too much human emotion simply paralyzed astronauts…Eve’s pleasant detachment made it possible for the astronauts themselves to separate their emotions from difficult or dangerous tasks, and actually improved their problem-solving skills.” Jason Gurley, The Caretaker *this one is three different quotes about the AI system in the spacecraft

Marriage was not the combination of two entities into one; it was instead the creation of a third entity whose sole purpose was to soothe and inspire the two individuals. – Christian Cantrell, Containment

“If there’s somebody you love, tell them. The world always needs more love.”  – Project Itoh

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” –  Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don’t know how it will end. Otherwise, it wouldn’t even be worth reading.”  – Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”  – George Orwell, 1984

“It’s true, you know. In space, no one can hear you scream like a little girl.” – Andy Weir, The Martian

“I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter what we wanted. What matters is what we chose to do with the things we had.” – Mira Grant, Deadline

Bonus Quote:

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

This one has gotten me through way more than I expected to.  Originally, I read this because my Grandpa was dying of multiple things (dementia, Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure) and I needed a way to grieve.  But, having just lost my best friend (who was only 32) – this has popped into my head a lot lately.  It’s one of the books I’m most thankful I read. 


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

  1. So sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend, but that’s a wonderful quote to keep in mind.

    I’m actually really excited to see both Brave New World AND 1984 on this list! I read them both last year and loved them. Great quotes!

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