Quote-tastic: The Sun is Also a Star

I recently had the pleasure of enjoying The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I’m not normally a fan of romantic (ish) books, but I loved Yoon’s layers in this story. It was filled with fully developed characters who were very aware of the world and their place in it. Below are some of my favorite quotes.


“Carl Sagan said that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you musht first invent the universe.” (p. 1)

“Desperation translates into every language.” (p. 18)

“There’s a pure kinds of joy in the certainty of belief. The certainty that your life has purpose and meaning.” (p. 48)

“It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” (p. 74)

“The poetic heart is not to be trusted. It is fickle and will lead you astray.” (p. 102)

“Why not more poems about the sun? The sun is also a star, and it’s our most important one. That alone should be worth a poem or two.” (p. 178)

“The sheer number of actions and reactions it’s taken to form our solar system, our galaxy, our universe is astonishing. The number of things that had to go exactly righ is overwhelming.” (p. 203)

“What is falling in love? A series of small coincidences that we say mean everything because we want to believe that our tiny lives matter on a galactic scale. But falling in love doesn’t even begin to compare to the formation fo the universe. It’s not even close.” (p. 203)


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