reading ess good

These are some quotes I quickly wrote down while reading or listening to a book and have been sitting in my phone for quite some time.
I felt they needed a more permenant place to live.

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 “Did Peeta make it?” She gives me a nod, and as she slips a spoon into my hand, I feel the pressure of friendship."

"Myriad are the examples at Homeboy industries of homies coloring way outside the lines and being given their 98th chance."
"Homies seem to live in the zip code of eternal disappointing and need a change of address. To this end, one hopes (against all human inclination) to model not the “one false move” God but the “no matter whatness” of God. You seek to imitate the kind of God you believe in where disappointment is, well, Greek to him. You strive to live the black spiritual that says “God looks beyond our fault and sees our need."
"A spacious and undefended heart finds room for everything you are and carves space out for everybody else."
"God is just too busy loving us to have any time left for disappointment."

“Constantine sat down next to me, at the kitchen table, I heard the cracking of her swollen joints. She pressed her thumb hard in the palm of my hand, something we both knew meant 'Listen to me.'
"All my life I'd been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine's thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.”  
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”    
“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.”    
“Lies require commitment.”    
“His absence will haunt their hallways, and he will be a space they can't fill. And then time will pass, and the hole will be gone, like when an organ is removed and the body's fluids flow into the space it leaves. Humans can't tolerate emptiness for long.”    

1 comment:

  1. i like these. a lot. you've also given me some new books to check out. kewl.