"For she had embodied the Great Perhaps – she had proved to me that it was worth it to leave behind my minor life for grander maybes, and now she was gone and with her my faith in perhaps."
Code Name Verity
Looking for Alaksa
An Abundance of Katherines
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons."
Life As We Knew It
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one's heart, like treasures. I don't like to have them laughed at or wondered over."
Anne of Green Gables
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Wrinkle in Time
"I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn't listen. Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard."
The Princess Bride
The Chocolate War
The Once and Future King
"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there."
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Face on the Milk Carton
Where I Belong
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
What word is being misused? (Hint: A ship and a black mask are involved.)
"They let you wear one thing from your district in the arena. One thing to remind you of home. Will you wear this?"
Dead to You
The Hunger Games
The Scorpio Races
Between Shades of Grey
"Now if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed – or worse, expelled."
Under the Never Sky
The Fault in Our Stars
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Book Thief
"I may not believe in sin, but I do feel guilt. We Shadowhunters live by a code, and that code isn't flexible: Honor, fault, penance, those are real to us, and they have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with who we are."
How to Save a Life
Thirteen Reasons Why
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."
"She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
"Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great. At least for a little while."
The Fall of Five
Lord of the Flies
"Annoyed? Why should I be annoyed? Someone only filled the castle with rotten aspic, and deafened everyone in Porthaven, and scared Calcifer to a cinder, and broke a few hundred hearts. Why should that annoy me?"
The Maze Runner
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Howl's Moving Castle
"She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil's lair. She wasn't innocent now, but she didn't know what to do about it. This was her life: magic and shame and secrets and teeth and a deep, nagging hollow at the center of herself where something was most certainly missing."
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
"We're not freaks, Tally. We're normal. We may not be gorgeous, but at least we're not hyped-up Barbie dolls."
If I Stay
"I'm nineteen. I'm an underage cabdriver. I'm typical of many of the young men you see in this suburban outpost of the city – not a whole lot of prospects or possibility."
I am the Messenger
Go Ask Alice