This is a silly question. First of all, the “favorite book” prompt isn’t until day 30. Second, I don’t have a favorite book… I don’t think any book lover does! In lieu of of my “favorite” quote from my “favorite” book, have some favorite book quotes/passages (in general). I’ve tried to include books I haven’t mentioned yet:
“The grass whispered under his body. He put his arm down, feeling the sheath of fuzz on it, and, far away, below, his toes creaking in his shoes. The wind sighed over his shelled ears. The world slipped bright over the glassy round of his eyeballs like images sparked in a crystal sphere. Flowers were sun and fiery spots of sky strewn through the woodland. Birds flickered like skipped stones across the vast inverted pond of heaven. His breath raked over his teeth, going in ice, coming out fire. Insects shocked the air with electric clearness. Ten thousand individual hairs grew a millionth of an inch on his head. He heard the twin hearts beating in each ear, the third heart beating in his throat, the two hearts throbbing his wrists, the real heart pounding his chest. The million pores on his body opened. I’m really alive! he thought. I never knew it before, or if I did I don’t remember!”
– Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
“You don’t have time … That is the most bitter and the most beautiful piece of advice I can offer. If you don’t have what you want now, you don’t have what you want … Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.”
– Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting
“What have we given?
My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment’s surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
By this, and this only, we have existed.”
– T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”
Curious about the rest of my answers? Find a list of them here.