Thursday, April 24, 2014

Words Have the Power to Change Us--The Sea of Tranquility

Welcome to Day 4 of the Sea of Tranquility Book Pushin' Extravaganza...I love that word. Extravaganza. Anyways. Ok, y'all know how much I love quotes. I always put my favorite quote from the book at the top of every review AND I'll even add extras at the end if it was THAT kind of book for me. Emotional. Impactful. Deep. Soul-love. The Sea of Tranquility is obviously one of those books for me so to continue my week-long love, here are my favorite quotes!

'I live in a world without magic or miracles.
A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you.
A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck.
I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.'
'You know I meant it. I am human. And male. And not remotely blind. 
Do you want me to say it again? 
You are distractingly, even if-that-is-not-a-real-word pretty. 
You are so pretty that I bullied Clay Whitaker into drawing me a picture of you so I could look at you when you aren't around. 
You are so pretty that one of these days I'm going to lose a finger in my garage because I can't concentrate with you so close to me. 
You are so pretty that I wish you weren't so I wouldn't want to hit every guy at school who looks at you, especially my best friend.'
'I didn't belong in this world anymore.
It's not that I wanted to be dead,
I just felt like I should be...
It left me a lot of time to think,
lots of time to get angry and feel sorry for myself.
To ask, Why me?
To ask, Why? period.
I have a black belf in self-pity.
I was an expert in the field.
Still am.
It's a skill you never forget.'
'Josh. Fucking. Bennett.'
'I never gave two shits about normal. I wanted extraordinary.
I'm haunted by music, music I can hear, but never play again.
Melodies that taunt me note by note, mocking me with the simple fact that they exist.'
'It gave me lots of time to think, lots of time to get angry and feel sorry for myself.
To ask, Why me? To ask, Why? period.
I have a black belt in self-pity.
I was an expert in the field.
Still am.
It's a skill you never forget.'
'They tell you it was random to make you feel blameless. But all I hear them telling me is that I have no control, and if I have no control, then I'm powerless.
I would have preferred being blamed.'
'I'm trying to see the magic in everyday miracles now; 
the fact that my heart still beats, that I can lift my feet off the earth to walk 
and that there is something in me worthy of love.
I know that bad things still happen.
And sometimes I ask myself why I am alive; but now, when I ask, I have an answer.'
'Call me Sunshine again, and I will murder you, cocksucker'
'We get done with dinner, but we all ate so much pizza that no one can even think about cake yet.
Except maybe me.
I can always think about cake.'
'Last night's dinner, the charred remains of my dignity, and apparently, now, my undergarments, too.
What else did I leave on Josh Bennett's bathroom floor?
I have to admit that, 
even in the midst of such utter degradation, 
think it's funny that he can't seem to say the word bra.'
'It wasn’t so much that I wanted to see her again,' he says, looking at me with the depth of more than seventeen years in his eyes. 
I wanted her to see you.'
“I know at that moment what he's given me and it isn't a chair.
It's an invitation, a welcome, the knowledge that I am accepted here. 
He hasn't given me a place to sit. 
He's given me a place to belong.” 
“There are so many things that can break you if there's nothing to hold you together.” 
“Good morning, Sunshine.”
And those are just SOME of my absolute favorites. There are so many more lines and situations I would have loved to included and one particular quote that is probably my FAVORITE OF THE ENTIRE BOOK but it'll ruin the ending so I left it out.

So...Have you picked up this book yet?...
No?...that's okay, I've got 1 more days and 1 more post to convince you :)
Just in case you missed the other posts...
Book Pushin'
Character Coutour
Lit in Lyrics


  1. I could quote this ENTIRE book. The wordssssss, so freaking gorgeous. And Josh Fucking Bennett. Everything this guy says.. *sigh* I NEED MORE KATJA WORDS.

    1. ALL the book! Haha, I could, too! I was going through my beautifully defaced copy and I had SO many to pick! I included a ton as you can see :) I NEED ANOTHER KATJA BOOK TOO!!!! :)

  2. You make me want to read this again! I loved the quotes you shared, all amazing.


    I may have just walked upstairs to my bookcase to grab this back off my shelf. I feel like it needs to be in the basket next to me bed - prime re-reading reminder right there!

  4. I MADE HANNAH SWEAR!!! Haha, it would be a good one to leisurely go through before bed :)


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