Thursday Quotables: Never Always Sometimes


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.Β  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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Never Always Sometimes

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
(upcoming release – August 4, 2015 )

I literally started this book an hour ago — and on the very first page, I found a description that I really like:

Dave looked up just as Julia was sitting down. She was wearing her usual: shorts, a plaid blue shirt over a tank top, the pair of flip-flops she loved so much that they were now made up of more duct tape than the original rubbery material. Her light brown hair was in a loose ponytail, two perfect strands looped around her ears. If the lights ever went out in her presence, Dave was pretty sure the brightness of her eyes would be more useful than a flashlight.
Don’t you just love that last sentence? It captures so perfectly how crazy this boy must be about this girl.


I can’t resist adding one extra quote from a very different source.

I’m continuing my romp through Jane Austen’s novels, and this line from Mansfield Park really cracked me up today (spoken by an incredibly self-centered and self-satisfied character):

“Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”

For whatever reason, listening to this bit via the audiobook was just too perfect.

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

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10 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Never Always Sometimes

    • Isn’t that great? I was expecting standard, light YA stuff, but so far, I keep finding little phrases here and there that are really special.

    • Thanks! That’s so true of Austen in general — there are so many little one-liners that are just spot-on. (I’m having such fun with the audiobooks!)

  1. Omg I love those quotes! The description in the first one is so realistic! I can practically breath it. I love a book like that! The second one is like a little piece of wisdom that should really be a proverb, don’t you think? We can all learn something from it πŸ˜€
    Amy x

    • Ha ha, yes, I thought the 2nd one was just so brazen and funny! And the writing in the YA book is surprising me by how good some of the lines are. Thanks!

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