Monday, June 17, 2013

Quote Unquote: Shatter Me

Quote Unquote is a series of posts of my favorite quotes from certain books. Today I am doing Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I loved this book and Tahereh Mafi's writing is so poetic!

~“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

~“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

~“I only know now that the scientists are wrong.

The world is flat.
I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.”

~“Hope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I'm so delirious I actually dare to believe it.”

~“His smile is laced with dynamite. "Go to sleep"
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it.”

~“Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.”

~“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

~“I have a curse.
I'm a monster.
My touch is lethal.
I am their weapon.

~“I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.”

~“I always wonder about raindrops.
I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.
I am a raindrop.
My parents emptied their pockets of me and left me to evaporate on a concrete slab.”

What quote from this book is your favorite?

1 comment:

  1. This book is filled with amazing quotes! The words are like poetry! :)


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