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BOOK QUOTES: Romance Edition #3

“And mountains may rise and fall, and the sun might wither away, and the sea claim the land and swallow the sky. But you will always be mine…And the stars might fall from the heavens, and night might cloak the earth, but until darkness dies, I will always be yours”

Desmond Fylnn, Laura Thalassa’s The Bargainer.

“You were everything I never knew I wanted. You were chaos. You were desperation. You were the most mysterious secret I’d ever come across. Everything about you drew me in—your innocence, your vulnerability, hell, even your tragic life. You were the most captivating creature I’d ever come across.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn

”Sooner or later, all kinds of love—crazy love, wild love—fade into the same thing. The love becomes old and predictable—safe.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

“Seven years apart, and the woman you became was a world away from the girl I met.” He tilts my head so that he can look me in the eye. “That only made me want you more. You were both old and new, familiar and exotic, within reach and forbidden.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn.

“Our emotions pull us in different directions. The stronger the emotion, the greater the pull. Feelings are not always practical, nor do they make any logical sense. That’s just the way it goes.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

“I believed love could do anything. I learned soon enough that it couldn’t bear the weight of four years without children. If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love.”

Akin, Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me.

“I just think it’s bad when a  boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is. And I think it’s bad when the most honest way a boy can look at a girl is through a camera.”

The Perks Of Being a Wallflower.

“There’s no such thing as living happily ever after. There’s only living. We make the choice to do it happily.

Megan Spooner’s Hunted.

“Once the lovers laid entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that like a jewel box without the jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill in their own happiness.”

Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight.

“I don’t like compliments and I don’t see why a man should think he’s pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things he doesn’t mean.”

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What’s your favorite quote? Which resonates best? Tell me what you think about anything and everything.

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Book Quotes: Romance Edition #2

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When I first posted the

Book Quotes: Romance Edition

I was really skeptical about how it would be received. I had half a mind not to press the publish button, thinking 😔 my readers might see it as a bunch load of craps. But I got a few positive comments on that post and that just gave me a sort of confidence, so I’m doing it again. This is also my way to share my love for books and appreciate how beautiful words can be.


“And when you’ve known that kind of love, to endure the creeping passage of time without it is to live a half life where nothing ever feels real.”

Awake at Dawn


“‘I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.’”

– St.Clair, Anna and the French kiss.


“You aren’t a flower, you’re every blossom in the wood blooming at once. You are a tidal wave. You’re a stampede. You are overwhelming.”

– Matthias, Crooked Kingdom


“Our magic understood each other, deep down – just as our souls did.”

– Rowan, Empire of Storms.

“Meeting you was a disaster…“But I am grateful every day for that disaster. I needed a cataclysm to shake me from the life I knew. You were an earthquake, a landslide.”

– Matthias, Crooked Kingdom.


His lips crushed into hers, and he said onto her mouth, dropping words more precious than rubies and emeralds and sapphires into her heart, her soul, “I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you, no time I need. Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.”

– Rowan, Empire of Storms


“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. He will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”

Six of Crows


“Some of us love too hard. Some of us don’t seem to be able to hold that vital piece of ourselves back.”

– Burned (The Fever Series)


“The moment her lips touched his lips for the first time, he felt it. He felt a shift somewhere deep inside, somewhere hidden and covered in dust. It was completely untouched since he could remember, likely forever. She awakened him, brought him light and laughter and longing and he knew from the moment her mouth found his. He would never be the same.”

– Before


““I would come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together.”

– Kaz Bekker, Crooked Kingdom.

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So that’s it for today. What quote did you like best? Have you read any of these books? Do make sure to tell me what you think about everything and anything.

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Dear Diary,

I remember the first time I decided to keep a diary. I was nine or ten year old, I had just watched the Barbie Diaries; Barbie with a diary that she thought was magical because everything she wrote in it came true. So I told my elder sister, she was a year and half older than me. So we cut off papers and sew them together. She painted the cover for me and drew lovely stickers on it. It was great but I could never maintained it.

I didn’t write what back then I thought was a secret because I thought why try so hard to keep something to myself only to write it down and someone comes across it and reads it. So I stop keeping it.

Two years past, I try the diary thing again, I would write out random things like what I did, what I ate, how school treated me, but I still didn’t write what back then I thought were secrets in it like who I crushed on because I thought what if one of my sisters, or mum or dad come across it. I try to write random things on it everyday but some days, it slips my mind and I forget. I thought there were important things I should be doing rather than sitting here writing some stories that might come not to mean anything later. So I stopped.

Last year, I started again. Why? I thought this time I’d write out what I felt about what happens. I discovered then that the pen couldn’t really capture exactly what I felt and sometimes when I sit down to write, I find out I can’t remember how I felt.

The thing is, life is so vast and I think  its a human nature to try to capture and keep every moment. Except that, we can’t. As human grow older, memories fade and we find ourselves grasping blurry images. But it doesn’t stops us for trying. Though there are those days or moments we can’t ever forget, forever imprinted in our minds.

So am I against keeping diaries? No, no, of course not. I will probably start writing one again. When? I have no idea.  I keep the former ones and when I read then, I’m hit with flashbacks of stuffs that happened back then and I smile.

In the words of Ed Sheeran,
“We keep this love in a photograph
We make these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never close
Hearts are never broken
And time is forever frozen still.”

So no matter how some of us might criticize social networks; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, they have given us a place where we can store and share these memories.

It doesn’t matter how you do, (Writings, Pictures), it’s all, a Dear Diary.

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Quote of the day

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond your problems”

Look beyond your problems, Let God take control, Be happy.

With love,

Nessa. 💕

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The Risk Realm

It is amazing to me how many people decide in advance that they are going to fail and not reach their dreams. Those of us who believe in God can depend on what He said in the book of Philippians, “I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” God specialises in working beyond us.
Unless you enter the beehive, you can’t take the honey. You and I are like rubber bands. We are most useful when we are stretched. Calvin Coolidge said, “We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.” The reason so little is accomplished is because so little is attempted.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” (Seneca). The definition of impossible: Something nobody can do until somebody does. Risk is part of every success plan. Bite off more than you can chew. “People who take risks are the people you will lose against” (John Scully). You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Adapted from Why ask Why – John Mason.

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Passion and Potential 🎌

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One of the biggest differences in people is their level of enthusiasm. Your enthusiasm reflects your unexploited resources and perhaps your future. You will never rise to a great heights without joy and enthusiasm.

No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically” – Papyrus. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts and new vision. Its your own fault if your enthusiasm is gone. You have failed to feed it. What’s enthusiasm? Henry Chester answers “Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than in faith.” Helen Keller said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” It simply means to be “full of God.” Nothing of real importance can be done without hope or confidence in Him.

You can’t deliver the goods if your heart is heavier than the load. There is a direct correlation between our passion and our potential. You could be the light of the world, but no one will know it unless the switch is turned on. Follow the book of Ecclesiastics says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” I agree with Winston Churchill when he said, “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”

Adopted from “Why Ask Why” – John Mason.