What is your favorite passage from your favorite book?
I'm not someone who usually pays that close attention to specific passages to have particular favorites since, aside from there so many moments in the actual book that speak to me, it's about the message and the story overall. With that being said, however, while I don't have the books readily at hand at the moment, here are a few:
A woman who does not know herself has no choice other than to live with other people's evaluations. But no one can adapt perfectly to public opinion. And herein lies the source of their destruction.
-- Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
What is memory but the repository of things doomed to be forgotten, so you must have History. You must labor to invent History. Being faithful to all that happens to you of significance, recording days, dates, events, names, sights not relying merely upon memory which fades like a Polaroid print where you see the memory fading before your eyes like time itself retreating.
-- Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates
All pain seemed to come with lots of blood, and lots of mental anguish, too. I already knew about that. Maybe that was the worst kind of pain, because nobody knew about it but you.
-- My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews