September: Favourite Quotes

Hi everyone,

Today’s post is going to be my favourite quotes from the books I read during the month of September. You can read my thoughts on these books in my wrap up here!

Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

“All experience adds up to a life lived as only you could. I feel sure the day will come when you can say: this is my life.”

“People’s lives never stay the same colour forever. There are times when the colour of life changes completely.”

“If all you ever see is reality, you just want to die. The only way to get over barriers, she said, is to live in the spirit of already being over them.”

“It’s my belief that everything in this world has its own language. We have the ability to open up our ears and minds to anything and everything. That could be someone walking down the street, or it could be the sunshine or the wind.”

“If I were not here, this full moon would not be here. Neither would the trees. Or the wind. If my view of the world disappears, then everything that I see disappears too. It’s as simple as that.”

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

“Downstairs in the lounge, by the third pillar from the left, there sits an old lady with a sweet, placid, spinsterish face and a mind that has plumbed the depths of human iniquity and taken it all as in the day’s work….where crime is concerned, she’s the goods.”

“No, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t tell a soul.’ ‘People who use that phrase are always the last to live up to it.”

Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson

“For thirty years,” he said, “I’ve sailed the seas and seen good and bad, better and worse, fair weather and foul, provisions running out, knives going, and what not. Well, now I tell you, I never seen good come o’ goodness yet. Him as strikes first is my fancy; dead men don’t bite; them’s my views—amen, so be it.”

“Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.”

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

“In life you have to learn to count the good days. You have to tuck them in your pocket and carry them around with you. So I’m putting today in my pocket and I’m off to bed.”

“After a certain age, you can pretty much do whatever takes your fancy. No one tells you off, except for your doctors and your children.”

“People without a sense of humor will never forgive you for being funny.”

“…There are silly, proper tears now. I’ll let them fall. If you don’t cry sometimes, you’ll end up crying all the time.”

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

“Words define us, they explain us, and, on occasion, they serve to control or isolate us.”

“Some words are more than letters on a page, don’t you think? They have shape and texture. They are like bullets, full of energy, and when you give one breath you can feel its sharp edge against your lip.”

“Words are like stories … They change as they are passed from mouth to mouth; their meanings stretch or truncate to fit what needs to be said.”

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

“A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.”

“When something is broken, you can put it back together. It may not fit quite the same, or work like it did once before, but that doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful.”

“It’s the little things, I expect. Little treasures we find without knowing their origin. And they come when we least expect them. It’s beautiful, when you think about it.”

Thank you for reading!

I hope your October is off to a great start ❤

Love, Zoë x

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