Every now and then, I pick up a book that has so many good quotes in it that I just have to share them. Recently, I got Lauren Roedy Vaughn’s OCD, the Dude, and Me from the library. I don’t even remember where I got this recommendation–probably from another bookblog–but I’m really glad I picked it up. Good story, good characters, and like I said, great quotable lines. So I thought I’d share some of those lines with all of you today. Maybe they’ll touch you or make you think as much as they did for me.
“S is sophisticated, sexy, sultry–a seductress letter. When I dance, I am just a bouncing O. An O as an outcast letter.”
“The feeling [of love] is the gift itself, so think about that. Look at how something so invisible can have such powerful effects. Doesn’t that say something to you about the nature of reality? Perhaps all is not as you see it in your world.”
“I should have been born in another era where people wrote letters and socialized over lemonade and a game of cards or a few cigars and talked about life’s pertinent experiences while being shrouded in mystery under elaborate hats and layers of clothing. All their talk floats away along the path of smoke. Maybe remembered but really gone. Each person can keep what they want.”
“[Y]ou will love people in your life and the circumstances of that love will not fit into a neatly designed framework. You may not like it, but you will take it, or, at least, I hope you will.”
“[He] doesn’t serve you. Don’t take the cup from him any longer. Put it down. There is another you can drink from. Inside you is a two-million-year-old soul that knows what you deserve, that’s making martinis as we speak. Start talking to that woman and drink what she’s serving.”
“Sometimes, what is real, true, and meaningful is smaller, gentler, and quieter than we think.”
And now, I must find my own copy of this book to love and cherish and read to raggedness.
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