Quote of the Day: Prodigy by Marie Lu

“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just … met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Daniel.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Love is illogical, love had consequences–I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“The first time I saw you, when you stepped into that Skiz ring against Kaede, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. I could’ve watched you forever. The first time I kiss you…” That memory overpowers me now, taking me by surprise. I remember every last detail of it, almost enough to push away the lingering images of the Elector pulling June to him. “Well, that might as well have been my first kiss ever.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“See?” she says. “tricked you. You’re always staring at your opponents eyes-but that gives you a bad peripheral view.If you want to track my arms and legs, you have to focus on my chest.”
I raise my eyebrow at that. “say no more.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart. He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Yeah, something was wrong. That was the understatement of the year.”
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“I want to run. To do what I always do, have always done, for the last five years of my life. Escape, flee into the shadows. But this time, I stand my ground. I’m tired of running.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“I make sure to keep a good distance between us, just in case she decides to get happy with a knife or something.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“My heart is ripped open, shredded, leaking blood. I can’t let him leave like this. We’ve been through to much to turn into strangers.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Now you’ll get to see how I can really run a building, darlin. Not even a cracked knee to hold me back, yeah? What a nice birthday present.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Even in the dark, I see hints of a smile creep onto her face.
“Yeah. You are a smooth talker.”
I give her a wounded frown.“Sweetheart, would I ever lie to you?”
“Don’t try. I’d see right through it.” I give her a low laugh. “Fair enough.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“He spins around. Before I can say anything else, he steps forward and takes my face in his hands. Then he’s kissing me one last time, overwhelming me with his warmth, breathing life and love and aching sorrow into me. I throw my arms around his neck as he wraps his around my waist. My lips part for him and his mouth moves desperately against mine, devouring me, taking every breath that I have. Don’t go, I plead wordlessly. But I can taste the good-bye on his lips, and now I can no longer hold back my tears. He’s trembling. His face is wet. I hang on to him like he’ll disappear if I let go, like I’ll be left alone in this dark room, standing in the empty air. Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy


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Quote of the Day: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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“Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth.

Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this Universe there shines a star.

But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many–perhaps most–of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first ape-man, his own private, world-sized heaven–or hell.

How many of those potential heavens and hells are now inhabited, and by what manner of creatures, we have no way of guessing; the very nearest is a million times farther away than Mars or Venus, those still remote goals of the next generation. But the barriers of distance are crumbling; one day we shall meet our equals, or our masters, among the stars.

Men have been slow to face this prospect; some still hope that it may never become reality. Increasing numbers, however are asking; ‘Why have such meetings not occurred already, since we ourselves are about to venture into space?’

Why not, indeed? Here is one possible answer to that very reasonable question. But please remember: this is only a work of fiction.

The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“But he knew well enough that any man in the right circumstances could be dehumanised by panic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Unlike the animals, who knew only the present, Man had acquired a past; and he was beginning to grope toward a future.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“He was only aware of the conflict that was slowly destroying his integrity—the conflict between truth, and concealment of truth.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you’ll find their work only at art theaters.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Yet there was no violation of the laws of mechanics; Nature always balances her books, and Jupiter had lost exactly as much momentum as Discovery had gained. The planet had been slowed down – but as its mass was a sextillion times greater than the ship’s, the change in its orbit was far too small to be detectable. The time had not yet come when Man could leave his mark upon the Solar System.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Turing had pointed out that, if one could carry out a prolonged conversation with a machine—whether by typewriter or microphones was immaterial—without being able to distinguish between its replies and those that a man might give, then the machine was thinking, by any sensible definition of the word. Hal could pass the Turing test with ease. The”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Though the man-apes often fought and wrestled one another, their disputes very seldom resulted in serious injuries. Having no claws or fighting canine teeth, and being well protected by hair, they could not inflict much harm on one another. In any event, they had little surplus energy for such unproductive behavior; snarling and threatening was a much more efficient way of asserting their points of view.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Quote of the Day: Grey’s Anatomy

Since I have been on a Grey’s Anatomy craze lately, and I didn’t review any books this week, I figured you’d all like a trip down memory lane of some of the best quotes from Grey’s Anatomy.

If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re missing out!

Hope you enjoy.

“Each of you comes here today hopeful. Wanting in on the game. A month ago you were in med school being taught by doctors. Today, you are the doctors. The seven years you spend here as a surgical residents will be the best and worst of your life. You will be pushed to the breaking point. Look around you. Say hello to your competition. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty. Five of you will crack under the pressure and two of you will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That’s up to you.” -Richard Webber

“It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” -Derek Shepherd

“I am not an ugly duckling. I’m a swan.”-April Kepner

“I need the day off. For drinking.” -Addison Montgomery

“Sometimes it’s good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose.”-Richard Webber

“Not everyone has to be happy all the time. That isn’t metal health. That’s crap.” -Meredith Grey

“We’re adults. When did that happen? How do we make it stop?” -Meredith Grey

“Shut up. Dance it out.” -Cristina Yang

“We may only be together five minutes every two months, but when we do we will savor every second. We know how valuable those five minutes are.” -Ben Warren

“Yes, horrible things do happen. Happiness, in the face of all of that, that’s not the goal. Feeling horrible, and knowing that you’re not gonna die from those feelings, that’s the point.” -Katherine Wyatt

It’ll hurt every time you think of her. But over time, it will hurt less and less. And eventually you’ll remember her and it will only hurt a little. -Cristina Yang

75. “Why do we even try when the barriers are so high and the odds are so low? Why don’t we just pack it in and go home?” -Amelia Shepherd

“I want so much for you. For both of us. So much more than this. More than being stuck with someone who feels stuck. I want you to feel free.” -Callie Torres

“Do not alarm the makers of the tiny humans. They will eat you.” -Arizona Robbins

“We don’t get unlimited chances to have the things that we want, and this I know. Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could have changed your life.” -Addison Montgomery

“Friends are the family we choose.” -Meredith Grey


Have you seen Grey’s Anatomy? What are some of your favourite moments? I’m currently finishing Season 6 right now.

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Unholy Quotes

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Hello my dear readers. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and the quotes are getting unholier, yes that is a word apparently.

I couldn’t find any quote of The Unholy book I read this week that really stood out to me, and I don’t take notes while reading so I don’t have the energy to flip through it again looking for any.

Instead you get these “unholy” quotes I found on the internet…enjoy!

“The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

“In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.” 
― Ann Voskamp

“…for if a woman’s body can attract the holy angels, how much more the unholy man.” 
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to get up again…Just make sure you get up again.” 
― Timothy Pina

“A man becomes unrighteous just because of his unholy thoughts but graduates to become a wicked by bringing his unholy thoughts into practice.” 
― Santosh Thankachan

“When people say you can’t… prove them wrong and do!” 
― Timothy Pina

“The best advice I can ever give to my kids and love ones is stay away from trouble and do no wrong. It will always keep you alive, out of jail and away from the things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place.” 
― Timothy Pina

Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.
— H.P Lovecraft

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Quote of the Day: Bellamy and Blackbeard

Bellamy

  • The Sky Islands are real…! Hey!!”
  • “Get it through your head that your dreams won’t come true.”
  • “I’m gonna blow you away, Straw Hat! I’m gonna prove myself to Doflamingo!”
  • “If I can just take you guys out I can finally be a Family commander!!”

Blackbeard

  • “This cherry pie’s so good, it’ll kill you! This drink’s just about the worst! A man’s dreams never conclude!”
  • “Live or die… it all comes down to heavenly fate.”
  • “I’m darkness… Historically the world’s most villainous Devil Fruit power.”
  • “No one can stop me! I’ll break everything! I’ll take it all in!”
  • “A pipsqueak like you isn’t worth my time!”

One Piece Quotes: Nefertari Vivi

“Everyone!!! I’m here!!! To say goodbye!!! I… I cannot go with you!!! Thank you for everything!!! I want to go adventuring with you some more, but I can’t!! Because… I love my country!!!… That’s why I cannot come along!!!… I will stay here…!!! But if we ever meet again, will you call me a friend once more?!!!”- Nefertari Vivi.


“I can’t just sit around and do nothing. As royalty, it’s important that I protect my people with everything I have!” – Nefertari Vivi.


“No matter what happens from here on, our left arms will bear the sign of our friendship.” – Nefertari Vivi


Quotes from Literature

Hello dear readers, welcome back. Usually Friday’s Quote of the Day post relates to whatever book I reviewed on the Monday, but I didn’t review a book this week yet.

This week is a bit different, because I have a special book review coming tomorrow, and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting quotes from it today.

Instead you’re getting an ensemble of quotes from different pieces of literature that I have found.

Hope you enjoy!


“Just breathing isn’t living!” – Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

“There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.” – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

“It seemed to me that where others had prayed before to their God, in their joy or in their agony, was of itself a sacred place.” – Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

“It’s Christmas Day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.” – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


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