I recently finished reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I posted my review of it two weeks ago, but I wanted to do a separate post to highlight some of the wonderful quotes in the book.
- “Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.”
- “No one is truly honest,” Nigel answered. “Even if we don’t lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”
- “Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether. Elusive, difficult to hold on to. But not much is needed.”
- “He’d heard every person gets one impossible wish—just one—if the person wants something more than anything, and they can find a bit of magic to help them along.”
My favourite quote out of this bunch is the second one because I think a lot of people lie to themselves because they want to feel better. They tell themselves that they’re okay, that they’re happy, or whatever else they want to convince themselves is true. People lie to themselves all of the time, it’s just a fact of life.
I also really like the third quote because it ties into the second quote and because hope is one of the most important things that you can have. People need to have hope, it keeps people going, without hope, what would we have? But unfortunately, hope can sometimes go hand-in-hand with lying to ourselves, so we have to find a balance between the two.
The fourth quote is one of those things that I wish was true. I like the idea of everyone having one wish that can come true if they want it enough. This also ties in with the first quote because maybe if we try hard enough, we can change our fate and have our wish come true.