2017 has drawn to a close and it is now time to look back to the year that was. Overall, 2017 was a slow year compared to prior years. Nonetheless, I was still able to find time to gobble up some wonderful books. This book wrap up is a part of a mini-series which will feature the following:

  1. My Not-So Favorite Books of 2017
  2. My Top 10 Most Notable Books of 2017
  3. My 2017 Top 17 Most Memorable Book Quotes
  4. My 2018 Top 10 Books I Look Forward To List

Hi Readers,

This is the second part of my 2017 most memorable book quotes list. For the first part, click here.

Happy reading!

“What do we call visible light? We call it color. But the electromagnetic spectrum runs to zero in one direction and infinity in the other, so really, mathematically, all of light is invisible.”
~ Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See

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If one’s actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception. The person who craves a moral black check of that kind has dishonest intentions, whether he admits it to himself or not.”
~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”
~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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“You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.”
~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

 

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“I used to think people were like lighthouses, that they were there to protect you. But they’re not. People are like whirlpools. They pull you in; they drag you under. You have to work so hard just to keep your head above water.”
~ Lang Leav, Sad Girls

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“You see, in life, sometimes nice things happen to good people. You don’t need to worry – they don’t need to worry – they don’t happen as often as they should. But when they do, it is up to the good people to just say thank you, and move on, and maybe consider that the person doing the nice things gets a bang out of it as well, and really isn’t in the mood to hear all the reasons that the person for whom he’s done the nice thing doesn’t think he deserves or isn’t worthy of it.”
~ Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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“It’s about the important things, like the way their face lights up when they laugh, or the way they move as they’re walking towards you, or the way their freckles create a map of stars.”
~ Jennifer Niven, Holding Up The Universe

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“The worst part of being truly alone is you think about all the times you wished that everyone would just leave you be. Then they do, and you are left being, and you turn out to be terrible company.”
~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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Bonus Quote:

“Ah, but we can’t do that – compare our pain. It minimizes what happens to us, distorts it. We need to say yes, this is what happened to me, and this is what I’ll do with it.”
~ Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River

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These 18 book quotes made my 2017 reading year all the more memorable. How about you, what lines made impact on you in 2017? Share it on the comment box!

Happy reading!

 

 

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