2020: A Year Full of Stars (And other Favorite Quotes of 2020)

I did decide to do my top 5 quotes of the year. However until then, here are the other top contenders!


“We are all stardust and stories.” – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgerstern

“The Blackness between the stars is the melanin in your skin.” – The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

“But whatever life lay ahead of me was mine paid for in full, and every point of light in the sky above was another path for me to follow. And there sure are a lot of stars up there.” -Crownbreaker by Sebastien De Castell


“And so the son of the fortune-teller does not find his way to the Starless Sea.
Not yet.” -The Starless Sea by Erin Morgerstern

“I can’t die now, she thought, I’ve come so far and I don’t know who I am yet.” – The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull

“Memories are stiff, but thoughts are freer things. They throw out roots, they spread and tangle, and come untethered from their source. They are clever, and stubborn, and perhaps —perhaps — they are in reach.” – The Invisible Life of Addie laRue by V.E. Schwab

“Again I ask, was it worth it?”
“Yes. And you are rent apart, when the boy and the monster can no longer reconcile, when you realize you have gone too far and reached for too much and have slipped into a crevice in the world where only the darkest of horrors dwell, will it be worth it then?” – Ruthless Gods by Emily A Duncan

“You open a door.
What happens next?” – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgerstern

“And no matter how desperate or dire, never pray to the gods that answer after dark.” – The Invisible Life of Addie laRue by V.E. Schwab


“When a reader likes a protagonist, does it need an explanation?” – The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love by 颓 translated by reika

“The letters within the screen seemed to ripple. Letters wishing to be loved by someone were flowing outside the monitor after forming pairs and groups with each other. Sentences, that sparkled like the stars. Some sentences willingly became the darkness for other sentences, while a certain sentence became light only through those dark words. Some sentences existed for the next sentence, while the next sentence gained its meaning because the first sentence existed.” – Omniscient Reader Viewpoint by Sing-Shong

“A boy at the beginning of a story has no way of knowing that the story has begun.” – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgerstern

“Everyone is a part of a story, what they want is to be part of something worth recording.” – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgerstern

“How can you be sure … that you’re not in a novel?” – The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love by 颓 translated by reika

Endings (And Beginnings In Turn)

“We had to survive to remember. Otherwise everything we were would disappear. Those people we loved would fade as though we’d never loved them, as if they’d never walked and talked and burned. Forgetting them was the real evil. That was the hole of darkness.” – Incantation by Alice Hoffman

“Our belief is often the strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.” – The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

“You only have one life. The answer is yes.” – Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

“And is that not the best gift any trial in life can give you? The power to love yourself today better than you did the day before?”- The Damned by Renée Ahdieh

“The infinite captivates us because it allows us to believe all things are possible. That true love can last beyond time.” – The Damned by Renée Ahdieh

“To die would be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

“The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine.” – Frankenstien by Mary Shelley

“I am haunted by humans” – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“I am full of fears; for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever.” – Frankenstien by Mary Shelley

“Because happiness is brief, and history is lasting, and in the end everyone wants to be remembered.”- The Invisible Life of Addie laRue by V.E. Schwab

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