Monday, July 24, 2017

Quotables #4: The Taylor Jenkins Reid Edition


I've finally gotten on the Taylor Jenkins Reid bandwagon and I am loving her books!  They're so relatable and so quotable!


Why it speaks to me:  Some people are always looking for the next best thing; they think "perfection" is out there and they have to find it.  But perfection doesn't exist and I think our happiness is what we make of it.  I'm not saying you should settle for a less-than-ideal job or a guy who kinda makes you happy, but I think we can find contentment in lots of things and make our situations work for us.


Why it speaks to me:  I'm not so sure I totally agree with this quote.  I believe in things like fate and karma, but I don't rely on those things to govern my life.  I'd like to think I have some say in what happens.  I don't think believing in fate means blindly doing whatever you want, regardless of consequences, "knowing" that things will work out the way they're supposed to.  It kind of sounds like a dangerous way to live.


Why it speaks to me:  I love this quote because it reminds me that beauty and excitement are all around us.  I dream of going to Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower or touring the historic sights of London, but there are so many things closer to home that can inspire just as much wonder. 


Which of these quotes is your favorite?



16 comments:

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    1. Thanks! TJR really has a way with words.

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  2. I'm reading After I Do right now, and there were a couple quotes in there that were really good. I should have flagged it!

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    1. Ah, yeah! She had a good one in that book about turning 30 and how the MC's life isn't where she thought she would be at that age.

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  3. Her books are so darn quotable aren't they??? Great ones here!

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  4. These are really cool, life enhancing quotes! I've never read any of her books but after reading these quotes maybe I'll pick up one of her books next month. Any recommendation on where I should start?

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    1. I'd start with Forever, Interrupted. It was her first novel, and it is so good!

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  5. These are great quotes! I don't agree with the second one either though because I just don't believe in fate. But I love that last one! We do need a reminder sometimes that there is beauty all around us, we just need to be more attentive and find it.

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    1. Yes, I love the last one, too! It's nice when we can appreciate the things around us, instead of always looking for something grand.

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  6. I really liked Maybe In Another Life.

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    1. Me too! It was an interesting concept and done really well.

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  7. Ohh great quotes, that last one is my favorite! I have been hearing wonderful things about Taylor Jenkins Reid's books, I need to read them someday :)

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    1. They are so good! I hope you love them as much as I do!

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