Featured Tuesday: Quotes from “All The Bright Places”


There are some books you read and never think about again. Books that even though you liked, weren’t deep enough to touch you. There are some books, however, that stay with you for a long, long time and make you think for days, months or even years after you’ve read the final page and put the book down.Β All The Bright PlacesΒ was one of those books for me and while reading it I came across so many beautiful quotes that I loved, that made me cry and that I couldn’t stop thinking about, quotes that I had to write down because I didn’t want to forget. These are my favorite ones, the ones that made it into my ‘2015 Book Memories’ jar, and I decided it’s time to open that jar and share them with you πŸ™‚

(warning: contains spoilers)

IMG_20150928_135746“All because she smiled at me. But it was a damn good smile. A genuine one, which is hard to come by these days.” – Theodore Finch, page 35

“Sorry wasted time. You have to live your life like you’ll never be sorry. It’s easier just to do the right things from the start so there’s nothing to apologize for.” – Theodore Finch, page 129

“What if life could be this way? Only the happy parts, none of the terrible, not even the mildly unpleasant. What if we could just cut out the bad and keep the good? This is what I want to do with Violet – give her only the good, keep away the bad, so that good is all we ever have around us.” – Theodore Finch, page 168

“You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.” – Thedore Finch, page 172

“None of us knows how long we have, maybe another month, maybe another fifty years – I like living as if I only have that two days.” – Theodore Finch, page 194

“You know what I like about you, Ultraviolet Remarkey-able? Everything.” – Β Theodore Finch, page 200

“For once, I don’t want to be anyone but Theodore Finch, the boy she sees.” – Theodore Finch, page 202

“You deserve better. I can’t promise you I’ll stay around, not because I don’t want to… It’s hard to explain. I’m a fuckup. I’m broken and no one can fix it. I’ve tried. I’m still trying. I can’t love anyone because it’s not fair to anyone who loves me back. I’ll never hurt you. But I can’t promise I won’t pick you apart piece by piece, until you’re in a thousand pieces, just like me. You should know what you’re getting into before getting involved.”Β  – Theodore Finch, page 227

“Ultraviolet Remarkey-able I think I love you.” So that she doesn’t feel she has to say it back, I kiss her again and wonder if I dare do anything else, go any further, because I don’t want to ruin this moment. And then because I’m the one thinking too much, and because she’s different from all other girls and because I really, really don’t want to screw this up, I concentrate on kissing her on the banks of the Blue Hole, and I let that be enough. – Theodore Finch, page 228

“No more winter at all, Finch. You brought me spring.” – Violet Markey, page 265

“You have been in every way all that anyone could be… If anybody could have saved me, it would have been you.” – Theodore Finch, page 314

Before he died, Cesare Pavese, believe in the great Manifesto wrote, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” I remember her hand in mine and how that felt, as if something and someone belonged to me. – Theodore Finch, page 315

“The thing is, they were all perfect days.” – Theodore Finch, page 316

“Do you know my life is forever changed now? I used to think that was true because you came into it and showed me Indiana and in doing that, forced me out of my room and into the world. Even when we weren’t wandering, even from the floor of your closet, you showed the world to me. I didn’t know that my life forever changing would be because you loved me and then left, and in such a final way. I’l never forgive you for leaving me. I just wish you could forgive me. You saved my life. Why couldn’t I save yours?” – Violet Markey, page 353

“You make me lovely, and it’s so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.” – Theodore Finch, page 375

“The thing I realize is that it’s not what you take. It’s what you leave.” – Violet Markey, page 376

“You make me love you and that could be the greatest thing my heart was ever fit to do.” – Theodore Finch

“The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.” – Theodore Finch

“The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count.”Β – Theodore Finch

“Sometimes, there’s beauty in the tough words – it’s all in how you read them.”Β – Theodore Finch

(note: sorry about the last quotes, I couldn’t for the life of me find what page they were on)


5 thoughts on “Featured Tuesday: Quotes from “All The Bright Places”

    • demmiwritist says:

      This book is amazing! One of the best I’ve read in a long time. It is such a deep and honest story and I loved everything about it. The characters are awesome and Jennifer Niven’s writing was flawless. You won’t regret it, I promise πŸ˜‰ I got to warn you though, you’ll probably cry a lot.


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