Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quote Unquote: Sever

Quote Unquote is a series of posts of my favorite quotes from certain books. Today I am doing Sever by Lauren DeStefano. This is the last book in the Chemical Garden trilogy. I really liked this book and I thought it had some very quote-able lines.

~“I never wanted to live forever," she says. "I just wanted enough time.”

~“We'll squeeze every second that we can from our lives, because we're young, and we have plenty of years to grow. We'll grow until we're braver. We'll grow until our bones ache and our skin wrinkles and our hair goes white, and until our hearts decide, at last, that it's time to stop.”

~“It isn’t a perfect place. There are no perfect places. But nobody cares about perfection when there are sand castles to build and kites to chase, children that are being born, old hearts that are giving in.”

~“There’s a limit to how much living can be done in a life without freedom.”

~“Sometimes we don't know how afraid we are until we've reached a strange door and we don't know what will be on the other side.”

~“We figure out what death means when we're born, practically, and we live our whole lives in some kind of weird denial about it.”

~“I don't know if it was love or an illusion. I don't know if there's ever a way to be certain.”

~“We can change so many times in our lives. We're born into a family, and it's the only life we can imagine, but it changes. Buildings collapse. Fires burn. And the next second we're someplace else entirely, going through different motions and trying to keep up with this new person we've become.”

~“We destroy things with our curiosity. We shatter with our best intentions”

~“We are stronger than we've credited ourselves to be. We have been the victims and the witnesses. We have said a lifetime of good-byes.”

Which is your favorite?


  1. I love them all! Ugh, I am so sad to see this trilogy go :( I loved it! But I'm really curious about DeStefano's new book, Perfect Ruin :) Great post!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    1. I loved this series too! I'm hoping Perfect Ruin is a winner. :)

  2. Such amazing quotes! I think the first is my favorite. I can't believe I haven't read this final book yet. I adore the series and the author. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. You haven't read the final? The cliffhanger on the second was just too much for me. Sever doesn't disappoint!


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