Top Kindle Highlights Of 2020 – Part Two

Hello everyone,

Today I have some more of the best and most meaningful quotes or passages that I came across while reading on my Kindle in 2020.

One of my favourite things about a Kindle is the ability to highlight passages and make notes, which are then automatically saved on Goodreads as part of your review. It is fun to look back on these highlights as otherwise I would simply forget them, so I quite enjoy writing these posts.

There are a few quotes from popular books on this list, and some less well-known. Let’s get straight to it!

People disappear when they most want to be seen

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

What is it about an unsolved mystery, Lorna had once asked us in class, that captures us so, that makes us lean forward, looking for an answer? Is it just the challenge of cracking it ourselves or do we rather hope that it will never be solved? Because in solving something, in pinning it down, in reducing it to one reality, something of the magic is lost. Don’t we all hope, even the fiercest realists among us, that there is another answer that transcends our understanding?

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

That’s the trouble with memories: the more they’re summoned, the faster the originals fade, until only the edits remain.

The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith

Choices, there are always choices. But sometimes, none of them seem right.

The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith

You do something nice and move on. You don’t need to tell the world. People only do that for other reasons.

Beast by Matt Wesolowski

And stories are powerful things, they can make a person and they can break a person. We tell each other them to guide us, to warn us, to learn things about ourselves and to learn things about the world around us.

Beast by Matt Wesolowski

And all we have now are stories. Stories vying for attention, for truth. Grinding up against each other like glaciers. Lies or not, they all stand, festooned with rumour and mystery, like towers on the edge of a cliff. Like cold in the fingers that will not shift; like a winged, black shape that creates a blot on the horizon; like a glitch on a video, or a crack on the screen of a phone.
Beast by Matt Wesolowski
Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay. I tilted my head back. The stars looked as if they were close together, when really they were millions of miles apart. In the end, maybe love just meant longing for something impossibly bright and forever out of reach.
Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Why don’t postcards have people in them? Is it because other people would inevitably ruin paradise?
The Last To Know by Jo Furniss
When I’m absorbed in someone else’s traumas, my own can fade into the background. It’s the same with books. It’s why I love reading and why I love painting too.
The Truth And Lies Of Ella Black by Emily Barr
The curse of authority was that you could never admit to losing it.
The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Luck. He hated that word. It was an admission, not an explanation. It was what you depended on when good sense and skill deserted you.
The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Some songs weren’t mere songs. They were memories curled tight and set alight.
The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Guilt was like dirt. It got under the skin and didn’t come clean. It made people second-guess everything that was done, find fault where there was none, and imagine mistakes that weren’t made. Soon enough, worries were worming out of them, growing fat on their doubt. Before long, they were on their hands and knees at the crime scene, searching for clues they hadn’t left.
The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton
(Jack talking about her family) Come to think it, being Silver is kind of like being bisexual. I came out to them when I was sixteen and they never believed that was real, either.
May Day by Josie Jaffrey
Once, they could tip back their heads and dare to gaze at the heavens. Now, the stars seemed a mockery: teeth-white snarls of destiny and constellations, spun out into a celestial calligraphy that spelled unshakable fates for all mortals.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
Knowledge was coy. It liked to hide beneath the shroud of myth, place its heart in a fairy tale, as if it were a prize at the end of the quest.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
“Speaking of cake … or rather, the opposite of cake.” He paused, frowning in thought. “What is the opposite of cake?”
“Despair,” said Laila.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
People say love gets fouled by a difference big as ours. I didn’t know for sure whether Miss Sarah’s feelings came from love or guilt. I didn’t know whether mine came from love or a need to be safe. She loved me and pitied me. And I loved her and used her. It never was a simple thing. That day, our hearts were pure as they ever would get.
The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Whatsoever it is morally right for a man to do, it is morally right for a woman to do. She is clothed by her Maker with the same rights, the same duties.
The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I would love to know your thoughts on some of these quotes! Did you come across any memorable ones in 2020? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading 🙂

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