Favorite Lines

This is a place to keep the lines that I love from the books I have read ♥️


I am neither short nor tall, and neither pretty nor plain. My hiar was never quite blonde; nor was it brunette either, and lately it has become only sort of gray. Even my eyes are neither green nor brown – everything about me is hazel.

-Lab Girl, Hope Jahren

 

I think of Maggie because I made a place in my heart for her to live. And it’s empty. And it always will be. It always was.

-Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore

 

He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.

-Catch-22, Joseph Heller

 

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major, it had been all three.

-Catch-22, Joseph Heller

 

“Jane, my little darling (so I will call you, for so you are), you don’t know what you are talking about; you misjudge me again: it is not because she is mad I hate her.  If you were mad, do you think I should hate you?”

“I do indeed, sir.”

“Then you are mistaken, and you know nothing about me, and nothing about the sort of love of which I am capable.  Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.  Your mind is my treasure, and if it were broken, it would be my treasure still: if you raved, my arms should confine you, and not a strait waistcoat—your grasp, even in fury, would have a charm for me: if you flew at me as wildly as that woman did this morning, I should receive you in an embrace, at least as fond as it would be restrictive.  I should not shrink from you with disgust as I did from her: in your quiet moments you should have no watcher and no nurse but me; and I could hang over you with untiring tenderness, though you gave me no smile in return; and never weary of gazing into your eyes, though they had no longer a ray of recognition for me.”

-Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë