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My name is Denise and I'm a bookaholic. I am one of those avid readers that highlights, underlines and dog-ears quotes in every book I get my hands on – always with a tasty glass of red wine in hand and my pup, Eleanor, by my side. This blog is dedicated to those quotes that have inspired me so much that I have ruined the value of every book I own. Also to come: book reviews, literary websites, my own work, art, etc. Enjoy!

“There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.”

—   For One More Day by Mitch Albom

“I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”

—   A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

“To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.”

—   Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

“But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed…”

—   East of Eden by John Steinbeck

“I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were coming or I’d have cleaned up a little more. My life, I mean, not just the apartment.”

—   The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

“I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar — that’s wonderful.”

—   The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel…”

—   Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”

—   The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars.”

—   The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler 

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”

—   This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald