Books are a big part of my life. I love drifting off to other worlds, instead of being in the real one (not that my world isn’t great or anything). When I got my e-reader, the amount of books I read every year went up a lot. I now plan to read 35 books this year, which is quite a challenge.

When reading so many books, you get to read quite a lot of beautiful quotes. As John Green said: “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.” My favorites are mostly about love, since I mostly read those kind of books. Let’s list them:

  1. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  2. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  3. “Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.” – Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight
  4. “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  5. “You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.” – Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
  6. “It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered–so many locks not enough keys.” – Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key
  7. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon
  8. “So many things become beautiful when you really look.” – Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
  9. “I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” – Lauren Oliver, Delirium
  10. “There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” – Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Godess
  11. “What you need, what you deserve, is a guy who adores you for what you are. Who doesn’t see you as a project, but a prize.” – Sarah Dessen, The Truth about Forever
  12. “Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.” – Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
  13. “Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It’s so easy in the past tense. ” – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  14. “The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote” – Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
  15. “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  16. “It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful” – Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
  17. “We can’t expect everybody to be there for us, all at once. So it’s a lucky thing that really, all you need is someone. ” – Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key
  18. “The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren’t looking for them.” – Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

And with that, I stop this probably never-ending list. There are so many great quotes. 14 wasn’t enough. 18 isn’t enough either. But I have to stop somewhere.

What is your favorite book quote?