Book Mania’s Most Notable Book Quotes of 2015

2016 is arriving, but before it does, here are the most loved book quotes we curated from our library this 2015. Check them out!

#1: From  Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Habibi”

“If you could be anyone, would you choose to be yourself?” 

#2: From Jasmine Warga’s “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.” 

#3: From Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood”

“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a
long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

#4: From Jeanette Winterson’s “The Passion”

“The body shuts down when it has too much to bear; goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive.”

#5: From John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”

“Do the thing you’re good at. Not many people are lucky enough to be so good at something.” 

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Stop being sorry.

Don’t be sorry for:

  • Sleeping in
  • Not getting the joke
  • Forgetting to respond to a text when you were sad
  • Being sad
  • Bringing up a sensitive topic you didn’t know was a sensitive topic
  • Being sick
  • Not being able to see someone
  • Talking too much
  • Not talking enough
  • Liking someone
  • Not liking someone
  • Not liking yourself
  • Or for thinking you like yourself too much
  • Needing more time/affection/attention than most
  • Not knowing how to give as much attention/affection as most

Aspects of your life and personality are not things to apologize for. If you are not doing something purposefully harmful to another there is no need to apologize.

You are your own person and you can never live up to every single person’s expectations because everyone is different with their own opinions and personalities and they can never properly evaluate you. If you are doing the best you can at that time it is more than enough, please stop being sorry for being different, because you’re doing just fine.