Monday, March 16, 2009

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

  • When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
  • I do a good job of blocking painful, unneccessary things from my memory.
  • Sometimes I wondered if I was seeing the same things through my eyes that the rest of the world was seeing through theirs.
  • It was hard to believe that someone so beautiful could be real. I was afraid that he might disappear in a sudden puff of smoke, and I would wake up.
  • I decided as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly.
  • I wasn't going out without taking someone with me.
  • If leaving is the right thing to do, then I'll hurt myself to keep from hurting you.
  • I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.
  • I had to keep reminding myself that I'd made my choice, and I wasn't going back on it.
  • Even the strongest of us fall off the wagon, don't we?
  • There's nothing like an unsolved mystery to keep you up at night.
  • Human memories fade.
  • The future isn't set in stone. Things change.
  • If I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it.
  • Isn't it supposed to be like this? The glory of first love, and all that. It's incredible, isn't it, the difference between reading about something, seeing it in the pictures, and experiencing it?
  • Just because we've been...dealt a certain doesn't mean that we can't choose to rise above--to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.
  • Love and lust don't always keep the same company.
  • There are exceptions to every rule.
  • Memories were better than any reality.
  • It's possible to take bravery to the point where it becomes insanity.

3/16/2009 12:24am

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

  • I tried to forget that this was my life, the reason I'd spent four long years memorizing poems and examining prose, the result of good grades and lots of kissing up.
  • I was reasonably sure that I had reached a new moral low--what was worrisome was that I'd sunk to it so naturally.
  • I lied quickly, remembering a Cosmo article I'd read that had exhorted me to "keep it light and airy and happy" when talking to a new guy because most "normal" guys didn't respond so well to hard-bitten cynicism.
  • Don't talk about yourself too much, don't dominate the conversation, get him comfortable enough to chat about his favorite and most familiar topic: him.
  • She loved anyone and anything that didn't love her back, so long as it made her feel alive.
  • It was just when it came time to look in the mirror that everyone genuinely saw a wildebeest staring back.
  • She's lucky she's got you for a friend. Otherwise she'd be all alone in the world.
  • I could only imagine how much Miranda was hating being addressed as "ma'am," which, as everyone knows, connotes old lady all the way.
  • If she didn't think you did a great job, she'd have gotten rid of you already.
  • Everything would just sort itself out if I just stopped worrying so much.
  • Any armchair shrink could easily point out that my outward enthusiasm was meant to overcompensate for all that was lacking inwardly.
  • Early morning was always preferred because people's makeup would be fresh and their clothes unwrinkled.
  • We hung up on good terms, but I couldn't shake the feeling that my own parents were disappointed in me.

3/10/2009--12:11 a.m.