Monday, July 9, 2012

More Epic Life Lessons Learned From Books. Post Five

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, Three, and Four.

Part Five:



"That's the problem with being able to think. It means you wish for things you can't have." –Cleon of Kennan, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary." –Nealan of Queenscove, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"You have to decide what's important and what you have to let go." –Keladry of Mindelan, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"That's war....One dreadful blessing after another.” –Unnamed Captain, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"People need a release for tension. They need a reminder that not all the world is a fearful, war-shadowed place." –Duke Baird of Queenscove, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"You are what you were made to be." –Nealan of Queenscove, Lady Knight (Tamora Pierce)
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"The truth has a way of changing a person's plans." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"Noise and activity are the refuges of the bereaved and the guilty." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"It is too easy to get lost in honesty." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens." –Lynn, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"The value of a sacrifice lies in its necessity." –Four/Tobias Eaton, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"There is always something to learn, always something that is important to understand." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"Fear is more powerful than pain." –Jeanine Matthews, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind." –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.” –Tris Prior, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"Sometimes the people you oppress become mightier than you would like." –Johanna Reyes, Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
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"If you've a story, make sure it's a whole one, details close to hand. It's the difference between a successful lie and getting caught." – George Cooper, Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
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"You really should have a clean house at home before you start picking at the way your neighbor does the dusting." –Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
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"It's hard, living in the shadow of a respected woman." –Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
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"It isn't just children who need heroes." --Saraiyu Balitang, Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
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"We build up pretty pictures of men, when we want to be in love." --Winnamine Balitang, Trickster’s Choice (Tamora Pierce)
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"In the end, it's not the changes that will break your heart; it's that tug of familiarity." –Hadley Sullivan, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E. Smith)
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 "Parents aren't always right about everything....Sometimes it just takes a while to figure that out." –Hadley Sullivan, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E. Smith)
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"Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world." --Hadley Sullivan, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E. Smith)
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"What's a little thing like revolution between friends?" --Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Queen (Tamora Pierce)
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"It is unseemly to gloat." –Ochobu, Trickster’s Queen (Tamora Pierce)
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"Never blame an enemy for his stupidity." --Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Queen (Tamora Pierce)
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"Seize the bright moments, because you never know when they will come again." – Alanna of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Queen (Tamora Pierce)
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"Never give an order if you are not sure it will be obeyed." -- Alanna of Pirate’s Swoop, Trickster’s Queen (Tamora Pierce)
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"The world never lacks for fools." -Bones, Halfway to the Grave (Jeaniene Frost)
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“Members of boy bands who cheat on their girlfriends? Well, they deserve to have planters dropped on their heads.” –Heather Wells, Size 12 is Not Fat (Meg Cabot)
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"It isn't a real date when the guy is just going out with you to make sure no one kills you." -- Heather Wells, Size 12 is Not Fat (Meg Cabot)
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"If there are three words in the English language worse than 'Got a minute' they can only be 'About last night" --Heather Wells, Size 12 is Not Fat (Meg Cabot)

A bit of a list this time. I've been slacking.

-A.M.Y-A

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