Quotes from The Girl Who Found the Sun

“There is a perfectly logical explanation for everything. However, it’s impossible to have a rational conversation with a child who’s screaming in terror.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“It started with the insects. Whole species died off one after the next. No one cared. Maybe if they had, we’d remember what the sun looked like.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“People aren’t supposed to live in burrows. We’re not damned rabbits.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun


“Not everything that looks like a dumb idea turns out bad, and sometimes, it’s the smart ideas that get us in the most trouble.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“There are three kinds of people. Reckless fools who don’t care how dangerous something is, those who understand the risk and stare death in the eye, and those who spend their whole life hiding under their beds.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Big problems always start off as small ones people think can wait until later.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“All wounds heal given enough time. Even the ones you want to hold on to.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Half of succeeding is acting like you know what you’re doing.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“When a person takes risks to serve a greater need, it’s heroic. Now, when they take risks for no good reason? That’s called having fun.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Expect anything; regret nothing”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun


“People do stuff for all kinds of reasons, not all of ’em make sense. Don’t waste time being upset over why you did something. Figure out how you’re gonna deal with the consequences.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Biting doesn’t work too well for humans, so we invented stabbing, which soon became stabbing people far away with arrows. Then some genius came up with gunpowder, so we could stab people really far away. Somewhere after that came bombs and pumpkin spice. I’m not sure which one caused more casualties.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Used to be, I thought nuclear weapons were the most irresistible force made by humanity. Then I had a daughter. Uncontained fission has nothing on a three-year-old demanding something she’s set her mind on.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This one took me a long time to figure out, but I think I came up with a pretty good list in my opinion.

The Fellowship of the Ring

I read it on an e-Reader but haven’t purchased a physical copy yet.

Redwall Series

My favourite books growing up. I have kept the main stories, but I’d like to own them all again one day.

One Piece

Seems like a loft goal owning every chapter of One Piece. I’d probably need a room dedicated to it, but I wouldn’t mind that.


I think this is a series I could re-read again in a reasonable amount of time, and I’d like to own it in order to do that.

Fullmetal Alchemist

I’ve started the collection, but I hope to own them all one day soon. There’s not too many so it’s not that achievable.

Where the Red Fern Grows

A great book from my childhood that I would love to read again from an adult perspective.

Legend Series

One of my favourite YA series that I’ve read. I always got the books from my school library, so owning them would be nice, especially since there is a new one coming out soon.

Various Shakespeare Works

Something about owning a bunch of Shakespeare stories makes me feel distinguished? Educated? Either way I’d like to own some more.

Sherlock Holmes

I’ve read a few Sherlock Holmes pieces in various books, but I’d like one giant collection of them all.

UnNamed Book from Childhood

I don’t remember the name of it, or who wrote it, but I remember it was about a boy who was kidnapped and dragged to an island in order to figure out a water pumping system his dad built to get at some buried treasure. If that makes any sense to you and you know the name, please let me know!