The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Was there supposed to be a moment of blinding clarity when the path through the thicket appeared, brightly illuminated, and Good, Bad, and Morally Neutral all sorted themselves out, slightly messy but completely unambiguous, like egg yolk and egg white and shell?
If so, I missed it.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
I think there should have been this one scene (before they started talking to each other) where Eleanor’s hair would have a mind of its own and take over Park’s space, and Park would be quiet about it but he’s secretly screaming why me?
'I don't get it,' Caroline said, bemused. 'She's the only one with wings. Why is that?'
There were so many questions in life. You couldn’t ever have all the answers. But I knew this one.
'It's so she can fly,' I said. Then I started to run.
There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don’t fit into their box are weird. But I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe Giveaway!
Hey y’all, I’m giving away two signed copies of FAR FROM YOU (with a few extras thrown in!). One copy will have my notes and thoughts about the book scribbled in the margins, and the second copy will contain a handwritten short story about what happens to the characters after FAR FROM YOU ends.
To enter, all you have to do is reblog this post, or tweet a link to the giveaway with the hashtag #farfromyou. This is an international Giveaway and it ends on Monday, April 21st and the winners will be announced on the 22nd!
I’m In love with this book and in love with its cover !!