"Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood."
- 1984 by George Orwell (via quotemybooks)
"I care so much about everything that I care about nothing."
- William Saroyan, My Heart’s in the Highlands (via wordsnquotes)
"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 (via eternal-books)
"…only the victims and survivors can truly comprehend the awfulness of that time and place; the rest of us live on the other side of the fence, staring through from our own comfortable place, trying in our own clumsy ways to make sense of it all."
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (via quotemybooks)
"…only the victims and survivors can truly comprehend the awfulness of that time and place; the rest of us live on the other side of the fence, staring through from our own comfortable place, trying in our own clumsy ways to make sense of it all."
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (via quotemybooks)
"I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer."
- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (via wordsnquotes)
"They say in every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind."
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Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be At This Hour?

Book Geek Quote #553

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"That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of."
- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines  (via wordsnquotes)