I'll start things off, I guess. These aren't necessarily my favorite quotes of all time, just what I have on the computer for some reason or another.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close wrote:Our fathers came out of the house and stood at the door, on of them asked, "What are we going to do?" I knew that our time together was almost over, I asked her if she liked sports, she asked me if I liked chess, I asked her if she liked fallen trees, she went home with her father, the center of me followed her, but I was left with the shell of me, I needed to see her again, I couldn't explain my need to myself, and that's why it was such a beautiful need, there's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.
John Green, Looking for Alaska wrote:"Then she said, 'Let's play Truth or Dare' and then you fucked her."
"Wait, you fucked her? In front of the Colonel?"
"I didn't fuck her."
"Calm down, guys. It's a euphemism."
"Hold on. I just did some calculations, and I've been able to determine that you're full of shit."
^this is with "he said" and other narration removed but that passage is pretty much all dialog anyway.
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief wrote:Itâ€™s just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery....
A last note from your narrator: I am haunted by humans.
John Knowles, A Separate Peace wrote:"I'm important, bastard."
Yeah, I really didn't care about this book too much, but it's a damn good line. <3 Leper.
And because it's timely..
JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows wrote:"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"
And I have tons more, but the books aren't on hand and I'm lazy.
Poll -- I was curious because normally I despise writing in books, but on a rare occasion I'll underline a line I love. But there are conditions.. it can't be a huge paragraph, the book has to be a paperback, and the line has to be really damn freaking good. (er, I tried to be varied with the poll options but I guess if I missed something that someone wants added, could a mod add it?)
So.. post your favorite meaningful bits or the best one liners or whatever.