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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.”

“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”

“The words you can’t find, you borrow. We read to know we’re not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone. My life is in these books, he wants to tell her. Read these and know my heart. We are not quite novels. The analogy he is looking for is almost there.We are not quite short stories. At this point, his life is seeming closest to that.In the end, we are collected works.”

“We aren’t the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on”

“We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories. In the end, we are collected works.”

“Remember, Maya: the things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa. This is true in books and also in life.”

“They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?”

“It is the secret fear that we are unlovable that isolates us,” the passage goes, “but it is only because we are isolated that we think we are unlovable. Someday, you do not know when, you will be driving down a road. And someday, you do not know when, he, or indeed she, will be there. You will be loved because for the first time in your life, you will truly not be alone. You will have chosen to not be alone.”

“I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart.”

“A place ain’t a place without a bookstore,”

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Book Keywords:

we-are-what-we-read, reading, reading-motivation, reading-for-life, books, insight

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