my favourite book quotes #3

Hi angels,

Welcome to part 3 of my favourite book quotes! I haven’t done one of these in nearly a year now (crazy) and as you can probably imagine, I’ve discovered a lot more beautiful quotes I’d like to share with you all since then ♡

Click here for part 1

Click here for part 2

The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald

“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered “Listen,” a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.” 

“Look at that,’ she whispered, and then after a moment: ‘I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.” 

“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.”

“They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.”


“I took a step toward her. “It is my right to reside in my own mind. It is my right,” I said. “It is my right to be unsociable and it is my right to be unpleasant to be around. Do you ever listen to yourself? This is crazy, that is crazy, everything is crazy to you. By whose measure? Well, it is my right to be crazy, as you love to say so much. I have no shame. I have felt many things in my life, but shame is not among them.” The volume of my voice caused me to stand on my tiptoes. I could not remember yelling like this, ever. “You may think that I have an obligation to you but I assure you that us being thrown together in this arbitrary arrangement does not cohesion make. I have never had less of an obligation to anyone in my life, you aggressively ordinary woman.” Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

“I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the big bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.” – Andrea Gibson

“I am always half in life, half in a fantastical version of it in my head.” – Dolly Alderton, Things I Know About Love

“Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” – Charles Bukowski, Women

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

“Memories were fine but you couldn’t touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time.” – Cecelia Ahern

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in a back corner of, the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home. But that only led to a lonely life accompanied only by the last words of the looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends, and a more-than minor life.  And then I screwed up and the Colonel screwed up and Takumi screwed up and she slipped through our fingers. And there’s no sugar-coating it: She deserved better friends.  When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And I could have done that, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it spite of having lost her. Because I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart imperceptibly slowly, and I will forget, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and everyone but herself and her mom in those last moments she spent as a person. I know that she forgives me for being dumb and sacred and doing the dumb and scared thing. I know she forgives me, just as her mother forgives her.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

All my love,

Chloe .xx

Goodreads – ChloLuna

19 thoughts on “my favourite book quotes #3

  1. This is such a unique but beautiful post. Especially because they’re quotes I have never read before. I have watched great Gatsby but never gotten around to reading it, it sounds such a beautiful book xxxx

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  2. Aah thank you for sharing! This was such a cozy autumn read haha :’) I love the Great Gatsby and how its written.That quote by Cecilia Ahern always makes me kinda melancholy though ^^’

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  3. Such beautiful quotes! I really loved them 😍 I also just have finished tje Great Gatsby and liked it. I will post a review soon. I love Pablo Neruda and of course I know that poem and love to read it in Spanish. I have to read Looking for Alaska! Sounds like a beautiful book

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  4. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein ZING! That’s hilarious! thanks for sharing all these!

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