Saturday, April 2, 2011

YA Lit Quotes Part 2: E. Lockhart

So, continuing on with my last post, here are a few more quotes from another unforgettable YA author, E. Lockhart.  Check it out...

"It is better to be alone, she figures, than to be with someone who can't see who you are. It is better to lead than to follow. It is better to speak up than stay silent. It is better to open doors than to shut them on people.

She will not be simple and sweet. She will not be what people tell her to be. That Bunny Rabbit is dead." 

-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks (E. Lockhart)
P.S.  Every teenage girl who is fighting to express her voice needs to read this book.  It was awesome.

"I love the idea of the big life - the life that matters, the life that makes a difference. The life where stuff happens, where people take action. The opposite of the life where the girl can't even speak to the boy she likes; the opposite of the life where the friends aren't even good friends, and lots of days are wasted away feeling bored and kind of okay, like nothing matters much." 
-Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

"She might, in fact, go crazy, as has happened to a lot of people who break the rules. Not the people who play at rebellion but really only solidify their already dominant positions in society but those who take some larger action that disrupts the social order. Who try to push through the doors that are usually closed to them. They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up - but then one goes insane from giving up." 
-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks  (E. Lockhart)
P.S.  I can so relate to this.  I have felt like this since I was a little girl.  I hope I pass this "never giving  up" to my own little girl.

"People think of hearts when they think of love, but a heart is a bloody organ in the body. It doesn't have any emotions. It's like a metaphor for love that has nothing to do with what love actually is." 
-Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

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