“Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.”
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected."
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
"What would your good do if evil didn’t exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared?"
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
"My baby, my blood, my honest truth: entreat me not to leave thee, for whither thou goest, I will go. Where I lodge, we lodge together, Where I die, you’ll be buried at last."
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
"Sometimes I allowed my thoughts, unchecked by reason, to ramble in the fields of Paradise, and dared to fancy amiable and lovely creatures sympathizing with my feelings and cheering my gloom; their angelic countenances breathed smiles of consolation."
The Whisperers by Orlando Figes
The whole of Russia’s society was turning into that of one that whispers.
White Oleander by Janet Finch
"we set the air on fire between us. "baby, what are you doing to me," he whispered into my hair"
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"I changed the world; the world changed me. Everything you do comes back to you. When you affect a situation, you are also affected."
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
"You and I won’t lose each other, I will always find you again. No matter how well you hide. I’m unstoppable."
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
“Although there are times I’d give anything to have her back, I’m glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn’t have wanted her to go through that. Being the survivor stinks.”