One of my goals for 2018 was to read 36 books. I’ve read 12 so far. Some of them were incredible. The others were…not. Here are some quotes from the books I fell in love with this year –

She was like a star, always so distant. Even the light she shone on me was always cold. – The Three-Body Problem

Buddy, when I work at night, if I look up at the sky, the suspect is going to escape. – The Three-Body Problem

For father and son, the silence conveyed more information than words. – The Dark Forest

He didn’t want to sleep, but to wake up from his dream.- The Dark Forest

“When twilight fades, you can see the stars. When dawn fades, all that’s left is…”
“All that’s left is the harsh light of reality.”
The Dark Forest

Once we know where we are, then the world becomes as narrow as a map. When we don’t know, the world feels unlimited.
The Dark Forest

The only constant in a world of tremendous change is the swift passage of time.
The Dark Forest

Maybe she’ll remember that in the sea of stars, there’s one that belongs to her. – Death’s End

It’s stupid. There are maps to show you how to get to the place where you want to be but no maps that show you how to get to the time when you want to be. – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

She was just perfect, without trying. – Space Opera

The giant panda eats bamboo. The wormhole eats regret. – Space Opera

The universe is a very large and very complicated demonstration of having one’s cake and eating it too. – Space Opera

Where wood has burned, there will be ash. – Space Opera

Oort’s microwave chimed. Their docking procedures had finished defrosting. – Space Opera

People are mostly happiest when they think they’re just about to get the thing the want most. Before and after, they’re all monsters. – Space Opera



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