Here, you'll find noteable quotes from books I've read.

"'Men... You're all just boys in bigger packages.'" (The Next Always, pg. 199)

"'There is no dishonour in losing the race... There is only dishonour in not racing because you are afraid to lose.'" (The Art of Racing in the Rain, pg. 211)

"The visible becomes inevitable. The car goes where the eyes go." (The Art of Racing in the Rain, pg. 166)

"Yes: the race is long--- to finish first, first you must finish." (The Art of Racing in the Rain, pg. 157)

"That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me." (The Art of Racing in the Rain, pg. 151)

"'Follow your dreams, Bailey.' she says. 'Be they Harvard or something else entirely. No matter what that father of yours says, or how loudly he might say it. He forgets that he was someone's dream once, himself.'" (The Night Circus, pg. 94)

"Love and friendship. They are what makes us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them." (Something Blue, pg. 305)

"I think to myself that when you're in love, sometimes you have to swallow your pride, and sometimes you have to fight to keep your pride. It's a balance. But when the relationship is right, you find that balance." (Something Borrowed, pg. 270)

"You can't just create your own timetable and will it to come true." (Something Borrowed, pg. 10)

"Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance." (One Day, pg. 352)

"Sometimes we forget that men were once little boys in need of cuddles and kisses. That in some ways men are always little boys, much as we women are always little girls." (The Summer of Us, pg. 341)

"Sometimes... life kicks you in the teeth. And there's nothing you can do about it but go on." (The Summer of Us, pg. 324)

"You can get over anger, direct it somewhere out of yourself; it can even be cathartic. Hurt, too, can be mended; the pain can be ameliorated and time almost always aids in the healing process. But sadness is different. It doesn't seem to ever go away; it rests deep inside. Sadness is profound disappointment." (The Summer of Us, pg. 207)

"My point is that guys tend to find a few friends when they're like, toddlers, and keep them forever, even if they grow up to be totally different and have nothing in common but a penis." (The Summer of Us, pg. 163)

"Mississippi is like my mother. I am allowed to complain about her all I want, but God help the person who raises an ill word about her around me, unless she is their mother too." (The Help, pg. 406) *This is how I feel about my own hometown.

"Sorry is the fool who ever underestimates my mother." (The Help, pg. 324)

"I held on to faith. Because you can't know who might cross your path or who will take your breath away.  You can't know what friends might actually become sisters because they stayed by your side. You can't know where there'll be an unexpected detour that'll take you to the place where you were always meant to be." (The Lost Girls, pg 533)

"...No matter where we all ended up, we always had the power to steer the course of our lives in a new direction." (The Lost Girls, pg 480).

"...the darkness cast by some gives others the chance to let their light shine." (The Lost Girls, pg. 434)

"...it's possible to transform ourselves into something greater than our suffering... life forages on despite pain." (The Lost Girls, pg. 376)

"Home, I now knew, for me wasn't a place. It was with the people who mattered most." (The Lost Girls, pg. 366)

"If you want to love a parent you have to understand the incredible investment he or she has in you.  If you are a parent, and you want to be loved, you have to deserve it." (Songs of the Humpback Whale, pg. 394)

"I believe you can fall in love many times with many different people.  However, I don't think that you can fall in love the same way twice.  One type of relationship may be steady.  Another may be fire and brimstone.  Who is to say if one is better than the other?  The deciding factor is how it all fits together.  Your love, I mean, and your life." (Songs of the Humpback Whale, pg. 400)

"The bottom line is: when your heart sets its sight on someone, it doesn't consult with your mind." (Songs of the Humpback Whale, pg. 401)

"I did not know my soul . . . until I saw its reflection in your eyes." (Juliet, pg. 114)

"We don't always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can't find a way to love us anyway." (Commencement, pg. 70)