Since we’re big movie awards fans (for work and pleasure), we decided to dedicate today’s edition of Monday Quotes to some of our favorite YA and children’s books that got translated from page to screen. We already shared which 2013 adaptations we enjoyed, so we didn’t include any of those today. Hope you all had a chance to watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes last night.
“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
“At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”
“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.
And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve made me happy. And I’m only one person.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love”
“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”
“After all this time?”
“Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson
She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.
Miss Edmunds was one of his secrets. He was in love with her. Not the kind of silly stuff Ellie and Brenda giggled about on the telephone. This was too real and too deep to talk about, even to think about very much.
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by Ann Brashares
Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures.
“My butt has specific requirements for pants.”