She’s the sort of girl who gets high easily, off the music, off a moment.
-X by Ilyasah Shabazz
After months, years, of reading news about Japan’s encroaching war effort, they had no access to the outside world, no radio, no news. They were someone else’s news.
– Unbound by Dina Gu Brumfield
We were like those people you sometimes see at a restaurant who look like they have absolutely nothing to say to one another, and you wonder why they bother staying together. In our case, it was blood and grief.
– Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler
The antidote to guilt is action.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
“I thought it was just trash.”
“It is trash,” she said shortly, “but if you want to understand people who have gone, that’s what you look at, isn’t it? Their offal. Their leavings.”
– The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
“It confirmed what I’d always believed about whimsy — that it found a way past people’s defenses.”
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
“If you will forgive me for being personal — I do not like your face.”
– Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
“…As they kissed, he let his eyelids shut, realizing that this memory wasn’t about the image of her. It was about the sensation of her touch, her taste, her smell. In this moment, he was blind.”
– Anna K. by Jenny Lee
Ah, yes, the most dangerous person at the party is always the girl sitting alone with a book.
-A Heart So Fierce And Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
I knew little about octopuses— not even that the scientifically correct plural is not octopi, as I had always believed (it turns out you can’t put a Latin ending— i— on a word derived from Greek, such as octopus).
-Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery