The Status Quote – January

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*The Status Quote is a feature in which I discuss my favorite quotes from books that I’ve read throughout the month.

The following are quotes from my favorite books that I read in the month of January!

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”

“Nice things don’t happen in storybooks. Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.”

“I have lied and I have betrayed and I have triumphed. If only there was someone to congratulate me.”

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

“I would rather die tomorrow in the forest than live a hundred years of the life appointed me.”

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

“Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet.”

“The breath hitched in his throat. His hand caught hers, but he did not untangle her fingers. “Why are you here?” she asked him. For a moment she thought he would not answer, then he said, as though reluctant, “I heard you cry.”

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”

“Did you know that when you take away a person’s fear of pain, you take away their fear of death? You make them, in their own eyes, immortal. Which of course they’re not, but what’s the saying? We are all immortal until proven otherwise?”

“He wondered about himself (whether he was broken, or special, or better, or worse) and about other people (whether they were really all as stupid as they seemed).”  

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

“Missing girls had a way of working their way into someone’s head. You couldn’t help but see them in everyone – how temporary and fragile we might be. One moment here, and the next, nothing more than a photo staring from a storefront window.” 

“We were a town full of fear, searching for answers. But we were also a town full of liars.”

“The house felt different. Unsafe, unknown, too many possibilities existing all at once. Too many voices whispered back at me from the walls.”

Our Dart Duet by Victoria Schwab

“There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head. She could fight the first, but the second was more dangerous. It was always, always, always a step ahead.”

“There was a strange place, between knowing and not knowing. A place where things could live in the back of your head without weighing your heart.”  

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