Q is for Quick Reads #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 20, 2022 in A-Z Challenge / 2 Comments

A-Z of Favourite Quotes
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Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! I’ll be posting every day except Sundays throughout April. This year, my readers voted for the theme “My Favourite Book Quotes”. So I’ve collected together the quotations that move me, inspire me and make me smile. I hope you enjoy them!

For letter Q, I’ve gathered together some of my favourite quotes from quick reads such as short stories, comics and novellas.

My Favourite Quotes from Quick Reads

the prince and the troll book cover

“Tragedies just happen sometimes,” he said. (It was what people said after a Tragedy.) “Yes,” she agreed. “Some things are unavoidable.”

“Yes,” he said. But that wasn’t true. “I mean, no. It’s not like that. Tragedies on the road happen even when they don’t have to.”

She was still looking at him. She was still confused.

“They could be avoided,” he explained. “But we don’t avoid them.” “Why not?” “I can’t explain it!” he shouted at her. (He’d never really shouted at her.) “It’s part of living on the road! It’s a small price to pay!”

 Rainbow Rowell, “The Prince and the Troll

“The Law of Artificial Intelligence (2125) stated that no machine could pretend to be human when it was presented to its new owner. There had been some upsetting instances of robots pretending to be Mexican in order to get jobs in Mcdonald’s restaurants.”

Anthony Horowitz, “Robo Nanny”
In the Empty Quarter by G Willow Wilson book cover

“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”

“‘Our common humanity?’ he said in a frayed voice. ‘What did you come here thinking you would find-a race of apes? It’s not enough that I wear your clothes and speak your language and educate myself in your universities-now I must also prove that I am a human being?”

“There were fragments of herself she dared not name, and which made her wonder how much she had ever really loved anyone.”

“She could continue onward by herself. It would be difficult, but it would, perhaps, allow her the opportunity to unlearn.”

G. Willow Wilson, In the Empty Quarter
Once Tales Myths and Legends of Faerie book cover

“Still, there are magical creatures that side neither with Man nor Fae. Dragons are such creatures. They hold the knowledge of both worlds. Some even collect it in the written word, keeping it safe in their lairs.

An inquisitive half-fae once broke into the lair of a dragon known to hoard books. The knowledge she found was too much to keep to herself…”

Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Once…Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie

“‘What am I?’ she asked not the mirror, but the woman whose reflection it bore. The answer that came to her was a surprise. She was neither beautiful nor ugly. Neither loving nor vicious. Neither wicked nor good. She was all of those things. We all are.”

Gayle Forman, “The Wickeds”
Human Beings: Issue 1 by Warwick Eede

“Grass still grows, water still runs…and presidents still break promises. Perhaps I am just a bitter old timer…but I am one of many…and my future was stolen away long before I was even born.”

Warwick Eeede, “Human Beings: Issue 1”

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Have you read any of these stories? Do you have any favourite quotes from a short story, comic or novella? Let me know in the comments!

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