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Feeling the love

We hope you enjoyed the quotes we shared today on our twitter feed! But for those of you who don’t follow us on twitter (though you can rectify that here), we’ve compiled all of the quotations–and the books they are from–in one handy post. Enjoy!

 Someone opened the jar. The lightning bugs knew what to do. They flew out into the night air, every last one. Blinking,“Here I am.”

–Lynne Rae Perkins, Criss Cross

So she went back home—and there was a great big bowl of milk on the porch, just waiting for her.

–Kevin Henkes, Kitten’s First Full Moon

I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.

–Rae Carson, The Crown of Embers

“Do you believe me?” he asked. “Yes,” she answered. “Do you love me?” “Yes.” “I love you.” And she believed him.

–Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

“Smart and hot,” he says, “Just my type.” I grin, squinting into the sunlight. That’s exactly what I was thinking.

-Christina Meredith, Kiss Crush Collide

My heart is like a zoo.

–Michael Hall, My Heart Is like a Zoo

But Sophie and Howl were holding one another’s hands and smiling and smiling, quite unable to stop.

–Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Just look at you w/ your perfect belly button right in the middle right in the middle right in the middle of your fat little belly.

–Vera B. Williams, “More, More, More,” Said the Baby

I huff. “Can’t you just leave me to wallow in my own self-pity?” “Sure,” she says. “Just don’t expect me to watch while you do.”

–David Macinnis Gill, Black Hole Sun

“Good heavens,” said Mr. Bradford. “There’s a lady in my coat closet.”

–Heather Dixon, Entwined

Can we do that again? Yes, Moose, we can do that again.

–Kelly Bingham & Paul O. Zelinsky, Z Is for Moose

I look at him, hair wet and eyes serious. “You hardly know me,” he says. But I do, I want to say. Or I want to.

–Alexandra Duncan, Salvage

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