Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Da thought of people as books to be read, but I've always thought of them more as formulas - full of variables, but always the sum of their parts. That's what their noise is, really: all of a person's components layered messily over one another. Thought and feeling and memory and all of it unorganized, until that person dies. Then it all gets compiled, straightened out into this linear thing, and you can see exactly what the various parts add up to.
~ The Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab, Kindle Location 270
There is only so much food and drinking water. There are only so many teachers, so many doctors, and so many scientists. The mediocre and dim vastly outnumber the intelligent, and it has been that way for far too long. We outgrew ourselves. Our economy suffered, and so did our people.
~ Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter, pg. 123
I'm so tempted to stomp up those stairs and make him listen. He's wrong- high school isn't a pyramid with all the power clustered in a chosen few at the top- it's more of a movie theater with twenty-two screens showing simultaneously. The love story in theater three doesn't care what happens on the football field in theater twelve. Actors and audiences overlap on the screen and in the hallways, but there's a place for everyone.
~ Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt, pg. 95
The hospital was on a hill outside of town, the way hospitals are in movies about the insane. Our hospital was famous and had housed many great poets and singers. Did the hospital specialize in poets and singers, or was it that poets and singers specialized in madness?
~ Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, pg. 48