Montag, 16. Februar 2015

Looking for Alaska - A review in quotes

I just finished "Looking for Alaska" and because I cannot find any words to express how I feel and about how deeply this book touched me, I want to share my favorite quotes out of this book, with you. If you haven't read the book. this post may contain slight poilers!


These are quotes which describe the characters so well or mean a lot to them or me, or are just simply beautiful.
So here they are:


"I'd never been born again with the baptism and weeping and all that, but it couldn't feel much better than being born again as a guy with no known past."


"I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails."


"I may die young, but at least I'll die smart."


"But why Alaska?' I asked her.

'Well, later, I found out what it means. It's from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means 'that which the sea breaks against,' and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be."                


"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."                


"Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war"


"So why don't you go home for vacations?' I asked her.
I'm just scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them."


"When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books."


"So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."                


"I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to."                


"I know so many last words. But I will never know hers."


"That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without."


"If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless."                


"Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful."                







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