Weekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind.
Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day! Complete instructions can be found on the feature’s page.
1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read
“The Alexander’s artificial intelligence isn’t capable of lying. Sure, it can think for itself, but no neurogrammer is stupid enough to make a computer capable of conceptualizing deceit. These things are so smart now; the ability to spin bull
shitis all that separates us from them.” — Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Illuminae (The Illuminae Files _01)
HOW CREEPY IS THAT QUOTE?!
Wow I didn’t know that this book would be this dark and creepy and aaahhhhh. Seriously, this book is incredible.
(Illuminae publishes October 20)
2. A Quote that Inspired or Influenced Me This Week
“When you feel like quitting, remember why I started.”
This quote has always inspired me, but it was prevalent on my mind this week. I have my first Speech and Debate competition this weekend (that’s where I am right now!), and it’s a ton of stress and excitement. I know that I love it, but sometimes the exhaustion makes me want to quit…
3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say
Being sick sucks, but it ends up happening to me basically once a semester. Schools don’t want sick people to come to school–it’s my biggest pet peeve–but at the same time, most teachers have strict absent policies that make missing more than a few days of school hurt your grade. Since I was almost sick this week, and my sister actually was, this ridiculous paradox has been on my mind.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What quotes have inspired you recently?