Friday, January 20, 2012

Epic Life Lessons Learned From Books Part Two

If anyone follows me on Twitter they may or may not have noticed that I occasionally tweet something with the hashtag #LifeLessonsLearnedFromBooks.

This occurred to me randomly one day while I was reading Tamora Pierce's 'Mastiff' and I just sort of started keeping up with it. I don't do all of the potential life lessons from every book because I'm usually caught up in reading and not hunting for them. Usually I just post them when they strike me. This is why there are so many from books I've already read before.

I'll do more posts as I collect them further. Feel free to suggest some. The only rule is that they must be direct quotes. It would be far too easy to take general lessons from things that happen in books. Some of mine are excerpts from full quotes mostly because they needed to be shortened for Twitter.



Here's a link to the first post.

Further Life Lessons Learned From Books:

"It's the first gift that's always the hardest to pay back." -Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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"Living people are irritating." -Cas Lowood, Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)

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"Boys know girls as little as girls know boys." -Alanna of Trebond, In The Hand of the Goddess (Tamora Pierce)
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"If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn't have time to sleep." -Alanna of Trebond,
In The Hand of the Goddess (Tamora Pierce)
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"A murderer [is] a worthy companion." -Lyra Belacqua, The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
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"Survival first, morals later." -Hester, The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
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"Men don't think any differently from women--they just make more noise about being able to." -Alanna of Trebond, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
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"Legends force no one to change." -Ali Muhktab,
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
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"You musn't think you can look after the world." -Faithful,
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
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"It does not hurt men to know that women have power too." -Mari Fahrar,
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
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"No can always be changed to yes, but it's very hard to change yes to no." -Myles of Olau, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
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Lambs are famous for being led to slaughter, or sometimes hanging out with lions in ill-advised relationships." -Rory Deveaux, The Name Of The Star (Maureen Johnson)
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When something new enters your reality that you don't think you can deal with, your mind deals." -Rory Deveaux, The Name of The Star (Maureen Johnson)
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"Humility is overrated." -Callum, The Name of The Star (Maureen Johnson)
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"Fear can't hurt you." -Josephine Bell, The Name of The Star (Maureen Johnson)

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"Everyone is afraid of something."-Liam Ironarm, Lioness Rampant (Tamora Pierce)
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"All good weapons can be turned against you." -Alanna of Trebond, Lioness Rampant (Tamora Pierce)
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"There are moments when only a human can affect the outcome of events." -Faithful, Lioness Rampant (Tamora Pierce)
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"People in love are boring." -Buriram Tourakom, Lioness Rampant (Tamora Pierce)
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"Dying for important things--that's better than living safe." -Liam Ironarm, Lioness Rampant (Tamora Pierce)
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"Every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other." -Narrator, A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)


That takes us up to right now. I was going to avoid stopping in the middle of a book like last time. Obviously that didn't work.
As always, feel free to offer some from your own reading.

-A.M.Y-A

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