Beautiful Quotes #14

Hi! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday – I’ve fallen ill from college and I haven’t had a cold this bad or draining in a long time, I could barely find the energy to reach for my laptop to watch Twilight yesterday! But I’m hopefully getting better now – and I have a lot planned for this week on the blog! I won’t let you in on my plans (that would be spoiling the fun, wouldn’t it now?), but let’s just say we have a lot to look forward to 😉

Today’s quote is a great one from Paper Towns, a book I read and loved last year. As I’m going to see Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (that was meant to be today…damn colds), I’m thinking a lot about book to movie adaptations. This trail of thought eventually led to Paper Towns (the movie), then the book…and then one of the most beautiful quotes I’ve ever seen in literature.

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“Here’s what’s not beautiful about it: from here, you can’t see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It’s not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It’s a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I’ve lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Considering how much I hated that movie adaptation, this tiny part of the movie did hit home – because I get Margo. Everyone said she’s a bitch, but honestly I think she’s just being herself. Maybe she didn’t do it in quite the best way, but still…I kind of look up to her.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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