Books I Did Not Review: A Collection of Quotes (2020)

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

“You hit like a flight attendant. I was in tougher scraps at Walmart Black Friday. ” – pg 54

” ‘It’s always fucking raining,’ I say to her. ‘ When does this stop?’
‘Sometimes it seems like it never will,’ she says, and puts the car in drive. “But then, all at once, summer comes. Wait until you see how it feels.’ ” -pg 342


Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

“To die would be an awfully big adventure.” – pg 102


Frankenstien by Mary Shelley

“We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves — such as a friend out to be — do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.” – pg 15

“The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine.” – pg 24

“The same lulling sounds acted as a lullaby t my too keen sensations: when I placed my head upon my pillow, sleep crept over me; I felt it as it came, and blessed the giver of oblivion.” – pg 81

“I am full of fears; for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever.” – pg 118

“Are you mad, my friend? Or whither does your senseless curiosity lead you?” – pg 194

“Despondency rarely visits my heart; a high destiny seemed to bear me on until I fell, never, never again to rise.” – pg 196


Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

“Isn’t it a beauty? Yes; splendid! Did you ever see such a binding? Doesn’t the book open easily? Yes; it stops open anywhere. But does it shut equally well? Yes; for the binding and the leaves are flush, all in a straight line, and no gaps or openings anywhere. And look at its back, after seven hundred years. Why, Bozerian, Closs, or Purgold might have been proud of such binding!” – pg 7


The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love by 颓 translated by reika

“When a reader likes a protagonist, does it need an explanation?” – Chapter 91

“How can you be sure … that you’re not in a novel?” – 96


Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

“We are all god’s chosen, and we are all a god’s cursed.” – pg 468


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