Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave.— Chuck Palahniuk
Memorable Book Club quotations
What's the point of having a book club if you don't get to eat brownies and drink wine?
Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing.
Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
"Getting fired," Tyler says, "is the best thing that could happen to any of us.
That way, we’d quit treading water and do something with our lives."
This is a jury of your peers. They watch the same TV movies. They belong to Oprah’s Book Club. You can take any monster, slap a bad dad into his past, and all of a sudden he’s just another lost soul, lashing out. And you were the poor lady that got in the way. They’ll argue you lacked compassion. You were the one who took things too far.
The things you own end up owning you.
It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.
You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
Didn't I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?
Self improvement is masturbation.
Everyone needs some time to unwind. There are even coloring book clubs popping up in every state now, so it's not such an isolating experience. People are getting together specifically to color. It's amazing.
May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
It was a Friday night, she was at a club, and a good-looking man was currently giving her the I-want-to-take-you-home-and-I-hope-I-last-longer-than-five-minutes look… and she was thinking about pie, a young adult book, and feeding her cat. She was so turning into the cat lady at twenty-seven. Sweet.
On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is like getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
I interviewed - no - had lunch with Harper Lee several years ago, trying to convince Harper Lee to do "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the book club. She wouldn't do it. She said, "Honey, I said everything I wanted to say."
We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.
Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can't teach God anything.
Im very comfortable with tweeting, I have a very active author Facebook page, I Skype book clubs all over the world.
The first step to eternal life is you have to die.
This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.
I'd always liked to read, but when I picked up books I wasn't getting the same kind of excitement from them that I was from going out clubbing. I wanted to get the same kind of feel.
I don't belong to any club or group. I don't fish, cook, dance, endorse books, sign books, co-sign declarations, eat oysters, get drunk, go to church, go to analysts, or take part in demonstrations.
Books + friendship = book club
Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
It's great that there are so many different kinds of books for kids and adults to choose from. I think an eclectic reader is the best kind of reader to be, which would be why I was always so satisfied to hear that kids read the Baby-Sitters Club books and then went on and discovered other authors and other genres.
When I first was trying to play the clubs around Houston to start playing my own songs, songwriters like Eric Taylor and Vince Bell and Townes Van Zandt and Don Sanders were just really encouraging to me and would let me sit in with them during their sets and introduce me to the person that owned and booked the club.
[Elizabeth Moon's] antagonists are always evil moustache-twirlers.
She could write a book about a golf open and the main rival to the hero would turn out to have clubs made from compressed kittens.
I think solitude is a really positive thing.
I cherish solitude immensely. In today’s society, there’s so much pressure to communicate, eat out, be friends with people. Why can’t you read a book on your own? Why have you got to have a book club?