Quote of the Day: City of Bones

Quote of the Day: City of Bones

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Don’t touch any of my weapons without my permission.”
“Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay,” Clary muttered.
“Selling them on what?”
Clary smiled blandly at him. “A mythical place of great magical power.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Can I help you with something?”
Clary turned instant traitor against her gender. “Those girls on the other side of the car are staring at you.”
Jace assumed an air of mellow gratification. “Of course they are,” he said, “I am stunningly attractive.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn’t make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.” 
― Cassandra Clare,

 “The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“You’re an idiot.”
“I’ve never claimed to be otherwise.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

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Quote of the Day: One Piece

Quote of the Day: One Piece

LUFFY

“If you don’t risk your life, you can’t create a future. Right?

“DYING IS NOT REPAYING A DEBT!!! THAT’S NOT WHAT HE SAVED YOU FOR!!! ONLY WEAK MEN WOULD DIE AFTER SOMEONE SPARED THEIR LIVES!!!”

“Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal but it has already left a scar.”

“Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.”

Roronoa Zoro:

“A wound that’d make an ordinary man unconscious… I won’t lose to it. A wound that would kill an ordinary person… I won’t lose to it! To face one who is extraordinary, Hawk Eyes… I can’t allow myself to be ordinary!”

“Bring on the hardship. It’s preferred in a path of carnage.”

“When the world shoves you around, you just gotta stand up and shove back. It’s not like somebody’s gonna save you if you start babbling excuses.”

“You need to accept the fact that you’re not the best and have all the will to strive to be better than anyone you face.”

Sanji

“It’s a mans duty to forgive womens lies”

“Cooking is a gift from the gods. Spices are a gift from the devil. Looks like it was a little too spicy for you.”

Jinbei

“It is a sad truth that greater the authority a person possesses, the more he tends to fear change.”

“You can’t bring back what you’ve lost, think about what you have now!”

Brook

“What do you know of death?!! Have you ever died?!! You think death will preserve your cause forever?!! Ridiculous!! Death leaves nothing behind!! Once a person passes on, nothing remains but dead bones!! If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is a person with no respect for life!!”

“No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day, eventually.”

Dr.Hilluluk

“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”

Jaguar D. Saul

“There is no such thing as being born into the world to be alone.”

Shanks

“Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine!!!”

“By experiencing both, victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man.”

Bellemere

“No matter what happens, don’t be sorry you were born, don’t forget to smile in any situation. As long as you’re alive there will be better things later…and there will be many.”

Quote of the Day: Random Quotes from Literature

Quote of the Day: Random Quotes from Literature

Since I couldn’t find any quotes online from The Tragedy in the Commons, and I didn’t want to physically flip through each page looking for something good, I figured I would just give you random literature quotes I found.

Hope you enjoy.

P.S. Do you have any random literature quotes you like? Let me know in the comments.

Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known. – A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since – on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation I associate you only with the good, and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. – The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. – Count Alarcos: A Tragedy by Benjamin Disraeli

The right time is ANY time that one is still so lucky as to have. – The Ambassadors by Henry James

Quote of the Day: Supernatural Season 3

Quote of the Day: Supernatural Season 3

Since I moved into my own place this week and didn’t have WiFi, I didn’t get the chance to review a book this week. Instead you’re stuck with some Supernatural Season 3 Quotes. Hope you enjoy.


Bobby: So, we’re eating bacon cheeseburgers for breakfast, are we?
Dean: Well, sold my soul. Got a year to live. I ain’t sweatin’ the cholesterol.


Ben: No, don’t go over there. Only bitches send a grown-up.
Dean: You’re not wrong.
Ben: And I’m not a bitch.


Sam: I think it’s Snow White.Dean: Snow White? Ah, I saw that movie. Or, the porn version anyways. There was this wicked Stepmother. [hoots] She was wicked.


Dean: You know what he said. Some good advice.Sam: Is that what you want me to do, Dean? Just let you go?

Sam: How do you sleep at night?
Bela: On silk sheets, rolling naked in money.

Dean: Can I shoot her?
Sam: Not in public.


Bela: You know, when this is over, we should really have angry sex.
Dean(after thinking hard) Don’t objectify me.

Gordon: Sam Winchester’s the Antichrist.
Bela: Ooh. I’d heard something about that…
Gordon: It’s true.
Bela: …from my good friend, the Easter Bunny. Who’d heard it from the Tooth Fairy. Are you off your meds?


Bela: You make me an offer and I think you’ll find me highly cooperative.Gordon: Okay, how about you tell me where they are, or I kill you right now?


Sam: That vampire’s still out there, Dean.Dean: First things first.Sam: Gordon.Dean: About that, when we find him, or if he finds us.Sam: Yeah?Dean: Well I’m just saying, he’s not leaving us a whole lot of options.Sam: Yeah, I know. We’ve gotta kill him.Dean: Really? Just like that? I thought you would have been like, “No, we can’t, he’s a human, it’s wrong.”Sam: No I’m done. I mean Gordon’s not gonna stop until we’re dead. Or ’til he is.


Dean: Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.
Sam: No, Jesus’ birthday was probably in the fall. It was actually the Winter Solstice Festival that was co-opted by the church and renamed Christmas. But I mean the Yule log, the tree, even Santa’s red suit, that’s all remnants of Pagan worship.
Dean: How do you know that? What’re you gonna tell me next? The Easter Bunny’s Jewish?


Henriksen: You know what I’m trying to decide?
Dean: I don’t know. What? Whether Cialis will help you with your little condition?


Dean: I just talked to an 84-year-old grandmother who’s having phone sex with her husband. Who died in Korea.
Sam: Ugh.
Dean: Completely rocked my understanding of the word necrophilia


Rufus: You do her ear?
Dean: Hey man, I’ll try anything once, but I don’t know, that sounds uncomfortable.


Dean: Why don’t we just make a T.J. run. You know, some señoritas, cervezas, uh, we could, what’s Spanish for “donkey show”?
Sam: So if we do save you… let’s never do that.


Dean: If this is my last day on earth, I do not want it to be socially awkward.


Sam: I’m not gonna let you go to Hell, Dean!
Dean: Yes, you are! Yes, you are! I’m sorry! I mean this is all my fault. I know that. But what you’re doing, it’s not gonna save me. It’s only gonna kill you.
Sam: Then what am I supposed to do?
Dean: Keep fighting. Take care of my wheels. Sam, remember what Dad taught you, okay? And remember what I taught you.

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Not many quotes from this week’s book, so I’ve thrown in a few other quotes I thought fit the theme. Hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think of them, or throw in a quote of your own.

“For education to happen, people must encounter worthwhile things outside their sphere of interest and brainpower.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“When a journalist in the audience asked if sticking solely to RSS feeds made her miss the “broader picture,” she snapped, “I’m not trying to get a broader picture.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“of writing instruction in both K–12 schools and colleges is a symptom of this cluelessness among professionals. We would not likely see such inconsistency, after all, if any one or two approaches to teaching writing had had any discernible success. To mention just a few examples of this inconsistency, some K–12 teachers (but not all) virtually equate good writing with correct grammar, but when and if those students get to college they are often told that grammar is overrated, if not completely unimportant. In some cases, students encounter these confusingly conflicting attitudes toward grammar side by side both in K–12 and college. In a similarly confusing way, “writing” in K–12 often means creative writing or personal narrative, but in college the term shifts without warning to mean rigorous exposition, analysis, and argument. This shift often comes as a surprise or shock to students—if they become aware of it at all—because neither K–12 schools nor colleges take responsibility for informing students about it, much less explaining and justifying it.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism

“The Digital Age promises to amplify their being—YouTube’s original motto was “Broadcast Yourself”—but, in truth, it only delivers a horde of users with identical devices echoing one another in cyberspace.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, Plough Quarterly No. 15 – Staying Human: The Tech Issue

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

“So many books, so little time.” 
― Frank Zappa

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen,

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
― Mark Twain

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
― Groucho Marx

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” 
― Haruki Murakami

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” 
― Lemony Snicket

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
― John Green

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” 
― Groucho Marx

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
― J.D. Salinger

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” 
― Toni Morrison

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” 
― Mark Twain

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” 
― John Green

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” 
― George R.R. Martin

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” 
― Sylvia Plath

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” 
― Markus Herz

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 
― Charles W. Eliot

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 
― William Styron

Quote of the Day: May 24

Quote of the Day: May 24

It’s raining and very cloudy where I am, but I’m not going to let that put a damper on my mood.

Here’s a few quotes from to help you get through your hopefully sunny day.

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” 
― Marie Lu, Legend

“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.” 
― Marie Lu, Legend

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