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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley


Here are a few of my favorite quotes fromThe Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” by Walter Mosley


“The great man say that life is pain,” Coydog had said over eighty-five years before.  That mean if you love life, then you love the hurt that come along wit’ it. Now, if that ain’t the blues, I don’t know what is.” p.76


“Ptolemy and Peter Brock worked on a truck, driving up and down city streets delivering ice to the customers of Brock’s father, Minister Brock. “What church your daddy preach at?” “He ain’t no preacher,” Peter said. “My grandfather named him that so if you used his first name you had to respect him anyway.” p.79


“The older you get the more you live in the past.” p.166


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Cool Quotes from Cool Books


“From the rotting body flowers shall grow, and I am in them and that is eternity”

“Between Shades of Grey” by Ruta Sepetys, page 30

“Evil depends on where you’re standing.”

“Insurgent” by Veronica Roth, page 368

“I never care what I do, so I always have a good time.”

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, page 36

“And the people found happiness in the future according to their present lack.”

“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck, page 155


“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, page 153
Fault in our Stars--Cover


Please share some of your favorite quotes!