kata buku

karena buku dan kata-kata, adalah jendela segala rasa

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions, but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

—   Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

“It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

—   

Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

“It’s like going back to being child again. Someone to bathe you. Someone to lift you. Someone to wipe you. We all know how to be a child. It’s inside all of us. For me, it’s just remembering how to enjoy it.
The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads,—-none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of—-unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough”

—   

Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, a plot sneak-peak.

Enjoy :)

“It’s easy to discount family. It’s easy to take them for granted. But your family is your history. Your family is part of who you are. And without Sadie, none of us would be in the position we are today.”

—   Lara Lington in Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

“What he did was shameful and unforgivable,” Mum continues. “Your father always tries to see the good side of people, to find the excuse. But sometimes there isn’t a good side. There isn’t an excuse.”

—   Pippa Lington in Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

“Someone told me once,” he says thoughtfully, “if you’re going to live in a country, for however long, you should engage with it. And what better way to engage than learning how to drive in that country? Now, you want a ride or not?”

—   Ed Harrison in Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

“There’s no rush. Everyone knows revenge is a dish best served when you’ve had enough time to build up enough vitriol and fury.”

—   Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

“You know, there are lots of definitions of ‘move on.’” I try to maintain my wise tone. “Many different variations. Everyone has to move on in their own way.”

—   Lara Lington in Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

“Life is like an escalator,” I add wisely.

When Dad says that to me, I get all annoyed because he just doesn’t understand. But somehow it’s different when I’m giving advice.

“An escalator,” echoes Ed. “Thought it was a box of chocolates.”

“No, definitely an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless.” I mime an escalator. “And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you’re passing. Otherwise it’ll be too late. That’s what my dad told me when I broke up with this … this guy.”

- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella