book geek quotes

“Stop singing songs that are out of your vocal range”

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Writing is difficult. You do it all alone without encouragement and without any certainty that you’ll ever be published or paid or even that you’ll be able to finish the particular work you’ve begun. It isn’t easy to persist amid all that. […] Sometimes when I’m interviewed, the interviewer either compliments me on my ‘talent’, my 'gift’ or asks me how I discovered it. […] I used to struggle to answer this politely, to explain that I didn’t believe much in writing talent. People who want to write either do it or they don’t. At last I began to say that my most important talent - or habit - was persistence. Without it, I would have given up writing long before I finished my first novel. It’s amazing what we can do if we simply refuse to give up.
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Octavia E. Butler

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I needed this quote sooooooo much.

Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.
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Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

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*Dolls, Wynonna and Nicole are all arguing in the BBD offices*

Wynonna: I don’t see the problem, let’s just use my big ass gun!

Dolls: He could kill you before you even lifted the gun up.

Nicole: We don’t know if he’s a revenant, he could be just another asshole, we can’t go in all guns blazing! There are rules we have to follow.

*Arguing intensifies*

Waverly: GUYS! For every second you waste arguing, I will write a letter on this board and it will spell out the name of the next character that will die in Game Of Thrones.

Wynonna: ….. You wouldn’t.

Waverly: Okay… *Writes* R….

Dolls: You don’t know who dies next.

Waverly: *Continues writing* A…

Nicole: She does. She’s read the books.

Wynonna: …. There are books?

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
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Neil Gaiman


Happy 2020!