Favorite Quotes so Far from J-Novel Club stuff?

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    What are some of your favorite quotes from the J-Novel books?



    I like some of Haruhiro's almost existential thoughts about his purpose and death from Grimgar (spoilers for Grimgar volume 1):

    “When I die, I wonder what will happen to me. Is there some place like heaven, and will I be able to meet you there someday? I don't know. There's no way to know. No one knows what comes after death. But at the very least, we won't be able to talk until then.

    There's a wide, deep and fast running river between the living and the dead. Once you cross that river, no matter what happens, you're never coming back. It's a one way trip.”
    ― Ao Jūmonji

    “I ought to get some shut-eye. All this thinking isn't doing me any good. Something good might happen tomorrow, anyway. Today's over now. I can't do anything about that. Tomorrow's what's important now. What will I do tomorrow?”
    ― Ao Jūmonji

  • I know the title is from J-Novel stuff, it can I mention ones not from any J-novel stuff?

    Sorry I had to be that guy.

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    Sure, go ahead, as long as you warn if its a spoiler. =]

  • Here are a list of all my favorite quotes/sayings

    Some from anime/manga/light novels, some just that I enjoy.

    The list is a little long so I Apologize in advance.

    “Sympathy can hurt more than outright malice.” - Hasegawa, Kodaka

    "Wait! I can see the ending!" - Keima, Katsuragi

    "Life is not about love, it is about seeing the ending. - Keima, Katsuragi

    "You've got a long way to go." - Ryoma, Echizen

    "まだまだだね" - Ryoma, Echizen

    "If you curse someone, dig two graves." - Oshino, Meme

    "For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was." - Captain Hector Barbosa

    "Is there a rule that I gotta give up because of it." - Ryū Yamada

    "To live means to lose." - Naoe, Riki

    "This is what happens to sinners who trespass in God's domain." - Edward Elric

    "The only history that is worth a damn is the history we make today." - Henry Ford

    "Too many men are afraid of being fools." - Henry Ford

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
    - Abraham Lincoln

    "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln

    "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." - Confucius

    I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent van Gogh

    A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown

    When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
    –John Lennon

    Sky above, sky below, I alone stand almighty. - Balck Star

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke

    The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. - Mitch Hedberg

    The traveler is happiest before the journey; the dog's bark fiercer than the dog itself, and a women most beautiful from behind. - Holo The Wise Wolf -THIS IS MY FAVORITE QUOTE

    Let it be known to all those who pass through these doors in days to come. At some point in history I was here. - anonymous

    Oh this is fine, fine liquor never lingers past its welcome. And who am I to turn down its friendship? - Holo The Wise Wolf

    Swift as Wind
    Silent as Forest
    Fierce as Fire
    Immovable as Mountain

    If you see my fists coming towards you, be at peace, the struggle of life will soon be over for you

    You owe your life to me, soon you will also owe your death.

    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing. -MACBETH

    For those who believe, no explanation is necessary, for those who do not believe no explanation is possible. -franz Werfel

    "This world can be more whimsical then a God" -Hestia-Sama

    "In order for a mediocre man to defeat a genius, he must become a demon" - Kurogane, Ikki

    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

    The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life. -Jaggi Vasudev

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    Here's my Goodreads Quotes page.


    I like:

    “I'm alone inside the world of the story, my favorite feeling in the world.”
    ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

    “You were scared they were going to laugh at you, right? So let them! People who discourage others will never find their own happiness!”
    ― Inio Asano, Goodnight Punpun Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1

    “... back then the sky seemed so vast.

    And now the sky above me... is low, and narrow, and heavy.”
    ― Inio Asano, Solanin

    “Isn't it better to regret things you've done, than regret things you've never even tried?”
    ― Inio Asano, Solanin

    Note: Asano can be a bit preachy (especially in Solanin), but I like his works.

    More fun ones from J-Novel Club:

    “Why are we here doing all this stuff...? Even that doubt is starting to feel hazy, as if it might melt away at any moment.”
    ― Ao Jūmonji, Level 1ː A Whisper, an Aria, a Prayer, an Awakening

    “Ranta: Let's just pray that she actually is a tsundere... Though, if she were a tsundere, obviously, the one she'd go dere for is me, you know? That's kind of... not so bad, I guess?

    Moguzo: O-Obviously, she wouldn't go dere for Ranta, I think...

    Ranta: Oh, shut up, Moguzo!”
    ― Ao Jūmonji, Level 1ː A Whisper, an Aria, a Prayer, an Awakening

    “There was no sudden twists or ups and downs, just stories of that person's everyday life. The theme was "growing old". There were no beautiful woman...

    For a current day work this is clearly taking literature in a bad direction.”
    ― Takashi Kajii, My Little Sister Can Read Kanji: Volume 1

    “The source is Twitter, home of the stupidest people on the internet.
    Okay, Basariters, rip it apart.”
    ― 志倉千代丸, Occultic;Nine1 -オカルティック・ナイン- Occultic;Nine -オカルティック・ナイン-

    Everyone needs to throw that quote up on Twitter and see what their followers think. xD

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    Since so far i only read one chapter of 'My Little Sister Can Read Kanji' i will go with:

    -"Personally think it's refreshing to have a book where the girl doesn't show her panties."
    -What a horrible uncultured thing to say.
    Takashi Kajii, My Little Sister Can Read Kanji :D

    Fun Story: Was trying to start the 2nd chapter of this series today on the bus on my way home. I ended up with a really weird face since was trying my hardest to not laugh. It was awkward :D ... gave up after one page.

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    Yeah, Siskan has some hilarious ones. You'll be laughing a lot later at some of the embarrassing things the protagonist says. =P

    @Rahul-Balaggan said in Favorite Quotes so Far from J-Novel Club stuff?:

    The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life. -Jaggi Vasudev

    I like this one. Some people choose to just go along with ideas about life and the afterlife without too much thought. That's why I like Haruhiro's thoughts, always questioning. x)

  • I rather liked this one, (because it sums up some thoughts I've had myself while trying to read some other series, most from a different publisher.)

    “There are some novels that are written like... manga... But if you wish to write trash like that, then our club is not for you. Feel free to take your business elsewhere.”

    A little harsh, but Little Sis. was a nicely nuanced book, both scathing and celebrating the manga/anime influenced literature.

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