Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Epic Fourth Installment of: Life Lessons Learned From Books

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.

Posts: One, Two, and Three

And so part four:


"It's pointless to lie to yourself." –Nastasya, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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"Even if you suppress an emotion so successfully that you truly aren't aware of having any, it is still there inside you." –Nastasya, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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"If you can't face your feelings, all of them, then you're never going to be strong enough to break free of the past." –Reyn, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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"Immortal or no, life could be a real bitch.” –Nastasya, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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 "Holy moly is something cool people say. Along with jeezum." –Nastasya, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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"Reyn + Hay = Happiness" –Nastasya, Darkness Falls (Cate Tiernan)
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"Fear is a good thing. It means you're paying attention." –Keladry of Mindelan, Page (Tamora Pierce)
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"Life's too short to be the same person everyday." -Lola Nolan, Lola and The Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
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"When it's right it's simple." -Etienne St. Clair, Lola and the Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
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"Sometimes a mistake isn't a 'what' but a 'who.'" -Etienne St. Clair, Lola and The Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
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"A costume is more truthful than regular clothing could ever be. It actually says something about the one wearing it." –Cricket Bell, Lola and the Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
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"There are some people in life you can't get over." -Lola Nolan, Lola and the Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
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"You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope." -Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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“Stupid people are dangerous.” –Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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“Healers are born not made.” –Mrs. Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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“Pity does not get you aid. Refusal to give in does.” –Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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"Most people see the world in bubbles." -Dr. Webb, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"Humans are obligated to kill zombies." - Cullen Witter, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"People can sort of mess everything up even when they're trying to help." -Cullen Witter, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"Your mind has a way of not letting you forget things you wish you could." -Cullen Witter, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"Your mind never lets you call the shots." -Cullen Witter, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"We need to learn how to just calm down and take everything in before trying to pick it all apart." -Lucas Cader, Where Things Come Back, John Corey Whaley
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"People generally have no idea how to react to strange situations." -Cullen Witter, Where Things Come Back (John Corey Whaley)
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"The language of love is like that, possessive." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Sociopaths are relentlessly charming." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Many people start a con knowing there's a good chance they're being conned." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Criminals stick together." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"First love's the sweetest but it doesn't last." -Desi Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Love changes us, but we change how we love too." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"It makes you a different person, to not have a past." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Birth to grave, we know it'll be us one day. Our tragedy is that we forget it might be someone else first." -Cassel Sharpe, Black Heart (Holly Black)
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"Death, even for someone just plain bad, solves nothing." -Buri Tourakom, Squire (Tamora Pierce)
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"Don't confront monarchs in public...If you make them look bad in front of those who should fear them they get nasty." -Raoul of Goldenlake, Squire (Tamora Pierce)
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"We learn more of ourselves, seeing the kraken (going to war), than we learn in ten years at home." -Qasim, Squire (Tamora Pierce)
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"Armor works much better when it's on." -Raoul of Goldenlake, Squire (Tamora Pierce)
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"When in doubt....shoot the wizard." -Numair Salmalin, Squire (Tamora Pierce)
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"We don't get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it." -Marian Ashcroft, Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)
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"Never underestimate the power of the British accent." - Oliva Durrand, Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)
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"The right thing and the easy thing are never the same." -Lila Evers Wate, Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)
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"In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light." -Lila Evers Wate, Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)


-A.M.Y-A

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