Monday, March 12, 2012

Epic Life Lessons Learned From Books Round Three


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 and the second.


And yet further literary life lessons:

"Death is Nature's remedy for all things," -Narrator, A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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"What is worth having is worth working for." -Serafina Pekkala, The Amber Spyglass (Philip Pullman)
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"Boys worry just as much about their looks as girls do." -Numair Salmalin, Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce)
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"Animals are easy to understand. You just have to know how to talk to them." -Veralidaine Sarrasri, Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce)
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If you do not find a way to organize your mind, at worst you might go mad. At best you'll be stupid." -Numair Salmalin, Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce)
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"Never break a promise to an animal. They're like babies--they won't understand." -Sarra Beneksri, Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce)
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"Humans cling to their first knowledge of you particularly if they have no experience of you once you’ve changed." -Numair Salmalin, Wolf Speaker (Tamora Pierce)
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"Things don't happen to people because they deserve them." -Cassel Sharpe, White Cat (Holly Black)
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"Flattery will get you everywhere. Except apparently off a roof." -Sam Yu, White Cat (Holly Black)
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"We are largely who we remember ourselves to be." -Cassel Sharpe, White Cat (Holly Black
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"The best way to fly would be with hands full of earth so you can always remember where you came from." -Cassia Reyes, Matched (Ally Condie)
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"It's all right to wonder." -Cassia's Grandfather, Matched (Ally Condie)
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"Nothing like a gunshot to make you the life of the party." -Cassel Sharpe, White Cat (Holly Black)
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"Politeness is deception in pretty packaging." -Christina's mother, Divergent (Veronica Roth)
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"Those who seek peace above all else...will always deceive to keep the waters calm." -Tris Prior, Divergent (Veronica Roth)
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"What good is a prepared body if you have a scattered mind?" -Tris Prior, Divergent (Veronica Roth)
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"We just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time." -Four, Divergent (Veronica Roth)----
"Distrust any advice that contains the words ought or should." - Jonathan of Conte, The Realms of the Gods (Tamora Pierce)
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"Saying goodbye us basically an invitation not to see a person again. It's making it okay for that to be the last conversation you have." –Roger Sullivan, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (Morgan Matson)
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"When you're never going to see someone again, it's not the good-bye that matters." -Amy Curry, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour (Morgan Matson)
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"It takes ten times as long to put yourself together as it does to fall apart." -Finnick Odair, Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
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"There are few things worse than having feelings for someone you shouldn't." -Anna Oliphant, Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)

And that is all for now, lovelies. Send me your own via comments of tweets or e-mail. (notsoepica.m.ya@gmail.com)

-A.M.Y-A

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