Thursday Quotables (the fourth)

Hello everyone! (Sorry for kind of neglecting you for…a long time. Bad manners on my part.) However, I now return to you with another Thursday Quotables. What do you think I should do if I continue with this feature and eventually have to be like Thursday Quotables (the thirty-fourth)? Maybe it’s just me, but thirty-fourth seems to be a bit of a mouthful.

Thursday Quotables is a weekly (or in my case, biweekly) feature in which you can share a favorite quote (or several) from your recent reads. Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies hosts this feature and the details of participation are on her blog.

The quotes of this week are from…

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Matched, by Ally Condie

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Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.

A rather bittersweet look back on friendship.

Is falling in love with someone’s story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?

I like this one because, as a reader, I frequently fall in love with stories. It’s interesting to think on the distinction between who we are now and why we are who we are. Meeting a person for the first time is like coming into contact with the top of an iceberg. It might be a wonderful experience, but you don’t know what shaped them, what they’re thinking. You don’t see all that’s beneath the surface, and that’s the biggest part of them.

What did these quotes make you think of?

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11 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables (the fourth)

  1. I read this series a while ago, and to be honest, I wasn’t a fan. I do think there were some pretty passages, though, and I really like the ones that you’ve highlighted here. The one about growing apart was probably my favorite thing from the entire trilogy.

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  2. I really like the first quote about friendships and relationships in general. I mentioned on my blog around Thanksgiving, I think, that a lot of the friends come and go in one’s lifetime. I really believe sometimes you bond and are closer with certain people at particular times in your life. And interesting you chose a quote from Matched! I haven’t heard about that series in years. How are you liking it? ^.^

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    1. Friendships are funny things. There are very few people in my life that I’ve had relationships with beyond a year, so that quote is very true in my life.
      I think Matched was at peak popularity in 2011 or so? That was before I was even reading YA and this book did not interest me at all. Then I was babysitting one night and decided to download the audiobook because I was bored. I’ve liked it fairly well so far. It has many of your typical YA dystopian elements; hyper-controlling government system, uncertain protagonist, love triangle. But it’s a bit slower paced and more introspective and I’ve enjoyed the change of style. I also appreciate that the love triangle is a (little) more realistic than most. I’m almost through with it, so I’ll hopefully do a review of it soon!

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  3. I read Matched a long time ago, and absolutely loved it! I just need to make time to read and finish the next books in the series! I love these quotes. The idea that your roots will always be tangled is such a beautiful notion. It’s bittersweet and so lovely. I love the choice that you made in sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Picking out the quotes is one of my favorite things to do while reading. Matched is often said to be a “cliché” dystopian novel, but I’ve enjoyed it so far, and I can’t wait to finish it.

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  4. I really like these, especially the first one. It could almost be a post-breakup comment, for people who once were intensely involved and aren’t any longer.

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