19 Young Adult Fiction Book Quotes to Lift Your Spirits As High As The Sky

19 Young Adult Fiction Book Quotes to Lift Your Spirits As High As The Sky

Words have the power to turn your bad day good or your good day even better.
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Sometimes there are those days that don't feel as good as the others. It may be a bad grade at school or a fight that you had with a best friend, but even the smallest things can turn your good day into a bad one. When I am having a bad day, I try to find something that will make me feel better and lift my spirits. I love to read, so sometimes, I go on Goodreads to find some inspirational quotes from my favorite books and authors. Here are some to lighten up your day.


1. "We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another." — Veronica Roth, "Divergent"

2. "Hope is the only thing stronger than fear." — Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games"

3. "You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices." — John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars"

4. "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

5. "There's nothing wrong with being different." — Victoria Aveyard, "Red Queen"

6. "We can't give up. Ever." — James Dashner, "The Maze Runner"

7. "In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did." — Cassandra Clare, "City of Glass"

8. "It was all about trying, and that was what I would do. I would try." — Jennifer L. Armentrout, "The Problem with Forever"

9. "There's more to life than being alive." — Nicola Yoon, "Everything, Everything"

10. "There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for." — J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Two Towers"

11. "If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all." — John Green, "Paper Towns"

12. "I believe in free will. I think we make our own decisions and carry out or own actions. And our actions have consequences. The world is what we make it." — Michael Grant, "Gone"

13. "Bravery hides in amazing places." — Kiera Cass, "The One"

14. "Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you." — Chris Colfer, "The Wishing Spell"

15. "The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds." — Josephine Angelini, "Trial by Fire"

16. "Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time." — Marie Lu, "Legend"

17. "I choose to be the person that I want to be." — James Frey, "The Calling"

18. "It's all right to wonder." — Ally Condie, "Matched"

19. "We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss." — Cassandra Clare, "City of Heavenly Fire"


Take these and many more from these authors, books and ones of your choosing to brighten your day. You won't believe the power words have to change us.

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7 Reasons Why Literature Is So Important

"Literature Is One Of The Most Interesting And Significant Expressions Of Humanity." -P. T. Barnum
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Today, there are too many people who believe that literature is simply not important or underestimate its abilities to stand the test of time and give us great knowledge. There is a stigma in society that implies one who is more inclined toward science and math will somehow be more successful in life, and that one who is more passionate toward literature and other art forms will be destined to a life of low-paying jobs and unsatisfying careers. Somewhere along the line, the world has come to think that literature is insignificant. To me, however, literature serves as a gateway to learning of the past and expanding my knowledge and understanding of the world. Here are just a few reasons why literature is important.

1. Expanding horizons

First and foremost, literature opens our eyes and makes us see more than just what the front door shows. It helps us realize the wide world outside, surrounding us. With this, we begin to learn, ask questions, and build our intuitions and instincts. We expand our minds.

2. Building critical thinking skills

Many of us learn what critical thinking is in our language arts classes. When we read, we learn to look between the lines. We are taught to find symbols, make connections, find themes, learn about characters. Reading expands these skills, and we begin to look at a sentence with a larger sense of detail and depth and realize the importance of hidden meanings so that we may come to a conclusion.

3. A leap into the past

History and literature are entwined with each other. History is not just about power struggles, wars, names, and dates. It is about people who are products of their time, with their own lives. Today the world is nothing like it was in the 15th century; people have changed largely. Without literature, we would not know about our past, our families, the people who came before and walked on the same ground as us.

4. Appreciation for other cultures and beliefs

Reading about history, anthropology, or religious studies provides a method of learning about cultures and beliefs other than our own. It allows you to understand and experience these other systems of living and other worlds. We get a view of the inside looking out, a personal view and insight into the minds and reasoning of someone else. We can learn, understand, and appreciate it.

5. Better writing skills

When you open a book, when your eyes read the words and you take in its contents, do you ask yourself: How did this person imagine and write this? Well, many of those authors, poets, or playwrights used literature to expand their writing.

6. Addressing humanity

All literature, whether it be poems, essays, novels, or short stories, helps us address human nature and conditions which affect all people. These may be the need for growth, doubts and fears of success and failure, the need for friends and family, the goodness of compassion and empathy, trust, or the realization of imperfection. We learn that imperfection is not always bad and that normal can be boring. We learn that life must be lived to the fullest. We need literature in order to connect with our own humanity.

Literature is important and necessary. It provides growth, strengthens our minds and gives us the ability to think outside the box.

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5 Quick Tips To Improve Your Focus And Time Management Skills

Here are five easy tips that helped my sense of productivity along the way.

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Lately, I've been pretty disappointed in my time management skills. I've been struggling to not only maintain all of my obligations but also my sense of joy while completing each task. And although I'd love to rain check on my responsibilities, I know that extended mental vacations are not a beneficial solution for long-term purposes. With this in mind, I've recently observed the ways that I manage my time as well as the methods I use to better improve my work ethic.
As a result of my personal inventory, I decided to make a brief list of tricks that I use to better improve my time management skills and focus.

1. Find articles that encourage organization

I've been reading articles about managing obligations and discovering cool methods to better organize my life. A specific blog post that I've found helpful is "Get Your Life Together Tools" by Mariah Dyson. This brief article is extremely easy to read and filled with useful apps to help readers stay focus on their tasks at hand. The link to this gem is below:

https://www.andsoitcurls.com/blog/majorkeys-tools

2. Listen to a podcast that you enjoy


If you're anything like me, you probably work best with background noise. Now, while I love my Netflix account, I've recently discovered that binge-watching my favorite shows is only a distraction when I'm trying to meet a deadline. So, instead of compromising my focus I've recently decided to save my favorite podcasts episodes for when I'm bogged down with work.

3. Approach your 'to-do' list with positive perspective

THIS IS A MAJOR ONE FOR ME! I have a terrible habit of complaining about my workload. And while it's easy to murmur about my obligations the effects of my comments are detrimental. I've been purposely replacing the phrase "I have to" with "I get to," to remind myself that every obligation is a blessing. I'm blessed to have a job and opportunities to fulfill.

4. Color-code your planner to better prioritize your day

I learned this trick while working on my bachelor's degree and honey, please believe me when I say that this tip alone saved my undergraduate experience. I'm a huge advocate for visual representation, and having my planner organized by color is a quick way to check in and manage my priorities throughout a hectic day.

5. Manage your progress

Lately, I've been taking great joy in checking off tasks from my "to-do list." Again, being a fan of visualization, it's rewarding to know that I've completed yet another task. This technique also serves as a healthy dose of encouragement to keep on trekking along, because the reality is if you could buckle down to achieve your goals once before, you can certainly do it again.

If anything, I hope that this list leaves you with healthy options to consider, when trying to tackle a stressful day.

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