Book Kaleidoscope 2013 – Day 2: Top Five Most Memorable Quotes

Do you have any quotes that touched you deeply or reminded you of something special? Pick five that are most memorable to you, rank them, and let us know why they’re special to you.


Sebenarnya, saya tidak begitu mengumpulkan quote. Mungkin ya, saya menandai kalimat quotable tertentu saat saya baca buku tertentu but still i don’t really remember them. Mengingatnya saja, untuk memposting ini, adalah hal yang sulit. Apalagi me-rank mereka. Well, let’s see.

Berikut adalah quotable line(s) from books that most memorable for me.

5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive”

Jangan bosen ya, di tahun 2013 ini, Eleanor & Park emang badai banget buat saya. Hehhe. Dan lewat kalimat sederhana ini, saya jatuh cinta sama Rainbow Rowell. Its cool, how she can put emotion in right words (its always agreeable, i always fall!)

4. The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

“Humans speak too much. They chatter like chimps, crowding the world with their noise even when they have nothing to say.”

Saya terkesima banget, denger gorila ‘ngomong’ begitu. Because it’s true.. like, so true. He even compared humans to the chimps! Well, Ivan, you’ll find me different (if only we have the chance) because i’m a quiet person 🙂

3. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else—closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps because this person carries an angel within them—one sent to you for some higher purpose, to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them—even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering—the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.

Though here is a word of warning—you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled, the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.

Yang ketiga ini, sebenarnya adalah prosa. Tapi memorable banget buat saya, favorite dari semua puisi yang saya baca di Love & Misadventure. Judulnya Angel. The moment i read the lines, it feels like i knew it. I even believe i’ve met this person who carries an angel, sent to me in my ‘particular time’ of my 24 y.o life.

2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

“The world is not a wish-granting factory”

Sepanjang baca TFIOS, saya sadar kalo kata-kata yang keluar dari mulut Gus itu selalu ‘sesuatu’.

1. Wonder by R.J Palacio

“Shall we make a new rule of life … always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?”

Kalau saja saya berada di tempat yang sama tempat Auggie mendengarkan pidato Mr. Tushman. I’m wondering. Rasanya mungkin sudah begitu hanyut dan terhipnotis. Ajakan Mr. Tushman ini begitu menyentil, sensitif, and at the same time asking for a great courage. I’ll try to be kinder, Mr. Tushman. I want to  answer like that and face him, letting him to know that i really have the will.

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