Thursday Quotables: The Humans


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now.
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  • Or… have a quote to share but not a blog post? Leave your quote in the comments!
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This week’s Thursday Quotable:

I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist.

And a bit further on:

Magazines are very popular, despite no human’s ever feeling better for having read them. Indeed their chief purpose is to generate a sense of inferiority in the reader that consequently leads to a feeling of needing to buy something, which the humans then do, and then feel even worse, and so need to buy another magazine to see what they can buy next.

Source:  The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Simon & Schuster, 2013

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

Link up or share your quote of the week in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Humans

  1. Wow this sounds scarily true! 🙂 Reminds me of this I saw a few days back. 🙂

    As for the quotes, in the past week I found this one really good:
    “If you release the wind, you must be prepared to reap the whirlwind.” from Quest for the Scorpion’s Jewel by Amy Green 🙂

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