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Bookish and the Beast

Ashley Poston

Top 10 Best Quotes

“But there is so much more in those words than just loving books. I love the smell of them. I love the way their bindings look pressed together on a shelf. I love the feel of pages buzzing through my fingers. I love big books and small books. I love words and how they're strung together, and most of all, I love the stories. I love how books are not really just books at all, but doorways.”

“Books are not really just books at all, but doorways. They are portals into places I've never been and people I'll never be.”

“What's home for you?" he asked ..."A small town and a quiet library, where the sunlight slants through the window just right, making everything golden and soft and ...”

“If this is where this chapter ends, I wouldn’t really mind, because now I know I have plenty more chapters to write. I thought my story ended when my mom died—because I didn’t think there was a book without her. Because I know it was just the ending of a chapter. It was the close of part one. Even though Mom is gone, she’s still in every word of my story, because hers lives on in me. It lives on in the books that she read, and the ones she shared, and the people she met. Like mine will. There is a whole universe out there waiting to tell our stories. And for the first time since she left, life doesn’t feel like the end of a sentence. It feels like a prologue, and I have my two best friends beside me to follow wherever that adventure takes me. And that, I decide, is what my”

“On the balcony, she had laughed and said she didn't mind being short. "Besides, it makes reaching upper cabinets a game of parkour." "I'd reach them for you, if you'd ask." "Would I have to ask?" "No.”

“Sometimes the universe deals us fates that make us happy, but sometimes it simply deals us fates that make us.”

“Even though Mom is gone, she’s still in every word of my story, because hers lives on in me.”

“We all occupy space for such a short period of time, even though sometimes it feels like eternity. We’re here, and then gone, and our stuff stays behind. The things that we used, the things that we loved, the things that we treasured, and adored, and despised. Those trinkets exist far longer than we do, and I’ve always imagined them as that—just things. To be bought, sold, gathered.”

“This is only the beginning of your story, not the end.”

“Love isn’t like the grand romantic gestures you see in the movie. It isn’t a kiss and happily ever after, no matter how much I’d like it to be. It’s late night texts and tired calls after a long day on location, and heated arguments that end in 3 a.m. Facetimes apologizing to each other. It involves a lot of missing what other couples have-normalcy.”

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starfield, quotes, life, book-quotes, jessicastone, motivation, harper, once-upon-a-con

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