and some more quotes…

“If you look at the sky that way, it’s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it.” -Maria Dahvana Headley, Magonia

“If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.” -Colleen Hoover, November 9

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in prespective.” -Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

“Another secret of teh universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder. -Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“Name one hero who was happy.” I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back. “You can’t.” He was sitting up now, leaning forward.”I can’t.” “I know. They never let you be famous AND happy.” He lifted an eyebrow. “I’ll tell you a secret.” “Tell me.” I loved it when he was like this. “I’m going to be the first.” He took my palm and held it to his. “Swear it.” “Why me?” “Because you’re the reason. Swear it.” “I swear it,” I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes.”I swear it,” he echoed. We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned.” -Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

“History isn’t about dates and places and wars. It’s about the people who fill the spaces between them.” -Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller