“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.” —The Serpent King .
I LOVE that this quote is on the cover of The Serpent King paper back rejacket. The last time I’ve seen a quote paperback rejacket like this was for “I’ll Give You The Sun” by Jandy Nelson, and since then I’ve thought it was a beautiful way to print the cover. I’ll definitely be displaying this beauty on my shelf face out. .
The Serpent King was in my Top 10 for 2016 releases and it’s one of those books that I recommend to everyone. I absolutely love this book, so today I’m sharing some quotes from TSK to celebrate the paperback quote cover! Huge thank you to @jeffzentner
for sending me this gorgeous copy!.
What are some of your favorite books that you recommend to everyone? .
💚“So when I watch trains, it makes me think about how much movement there is in the world. How every train has dozens of cars and every car has hundreds of parts, and all those parts and cars work day after day. And then there are all these other motions. People are born and die. Seasons change. Rivers flow to the sea. Earth circles the sun and the moon circles Earth. Everything whirring and spinning toward something. And I get to be part of it for a little while, the way I get to watch a train for a minute or two, and then it's gone.” .
💚“How is it every time we're talking about the real world, you manage to bring up fantasy, and every time we're talking about fantasy, you manage to bring up the real world?
Travis shrugged. "My fantasies are more interesting than the real world and machines and tools are more interesting than you guys' fantasies.” .
💚“Some fall in glorious ways. On green fields of battle as old warriors, surrounded by friends, fighting for their homes, fighting cruelty. .
💚Some fall crawling in the dirt of Forrestville, Tennessee, in the dark, impossibly young and alone, for no good reason at all.”