“When you shatter the chains of this world and forge the next, remember that art is as vital as food to a kingdom. Without it, the kingdom is nothing, and will be forgotten by time.” Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

“Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.” Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.” Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“The greatest changes in history have come when people were able to shake off what others told them to do.” Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“A wish is just words. Belief is the catalyst. It’s what sets that wish into motion.” Jodi Picoult, Off the Page

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.” R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“History divided us, but through reading we can be united in story, study, and remembrance. Books join us together as a global reading community, but more important, a global human community striving to learn from the past.” – Ruta Sepetys, Author’s Note of Salt to the Sea


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