Gel’s little side note: My first draft was erased. I don’t know how. Maybe I unconsciously CTRL + A + backspace while I was asleep. So much inconvenience.
Moving on. The Quote Queen is back. Yes, that’s self-titled. I’m still deciding what to do on my blog for it to be more organized, like update days, etc. Also, I’m planning to change my URL, title and tagline. But I still don’t know what. I’m guessing that it would be hard. Damn.
As you have read from the title, these quotes were from Under the Never Sky. I also did a book review on it. You might wanna check it out.
That would be all. Let’s get down to the quotes!
“A world without fear. Was that possible? If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 131)
Aria told Perry that in the Realms, they do not experience fear. Living in a world where virtual reality is what you do all day, with no fright of being hurt, can also have its cons. Or pros, depending on your outlook in life.
Gel’s reflections: If I would choose whether to live in a world with fear or a world without, I would still chose to live where I could experience a wide range of emotions. You cannot have a rainbow without a little rain. One’s shortcomings is a part of life. I’d rather live a good life where I would see more, feel more, learn more.
“…everyone feels lost and low. It’s how a person acts that makes them different.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 241)
Perry was comforting Aria… that despite all the troubles she faced, she still kept going no matter what happened.
Gel’s reflections: This quote is very true. In our life, we might think that we are unfortunate and we do not deserve the hardships we are facing. We may not know what else to do, or where to go. Is our choices the right thing? Is it worth the risk? Our attitude is the dictator.
“And it’s always better, isn’t it, when you discover answers on your own?” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 258)
Aria’s mother raised her to be independent, to always be curious and find the answers to her questions.
Gel’s reflections: Discovering answers on our own can be a pain in the ass, but it can also be worthwhile. It teaches us to stretch our mind, to consider all the possibilities and to correctly analyze the given situation. Our decision-making skills can be leveled-up. Correct?
“People can be cruelest to those they love.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 281)
Aria asked Perry on how can someone hurt someone he loves.
Gel’s reflections: Ah, love. It’s very complicated. The deeper the relationship, the deeper it hurts. Loving can hurt, but it’s the thing that keeps us alive (back me up on this one, I don’t wanna here some oxygen bullshit).
“In life… chances were the best she could hope for. They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 294)
Aria was learning how to use a knife. Can’t hurt to increase her chances of surviving Outside.
Gel’s reflections: Nothing is certain. Who wants to have their life planned out for them? When I think about something I want to accomplish, I want it to be mine for the taking. Opportunities should be ours to grab. It’s our hope to have what we desire. You never know how things would turn out differently if you would take the chance.
“She withheld her questions and fears and trusted that she’d know what to do when the time came.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 328)
Aria has five days left before she plan to return where she belongs. What would happen? She doesn’t know.
Gel’s reflections: Overthinking of the future just leads to stress and more mind-boggling stress. Though for some of us, we might not help to think of the possible scenarios in our heads, please just don’t screw up the present. It’s what’s more important. What you rehearsed would not end up what you want, anyway (been there, done that!).
“Words are the best way I have to know you.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 330)
Perry opened up to Aria about his past. It was such a heart-warming scene…
Gel’s reflections: Opening up to someone can be frightening. As the way I am, I only open up to very few set of friends. Heck, I seldom do that. But words are powerful, and it’s also a way to deepen relationships.
And finally, the best and the last one…
“She’d survived the outside. She’d survived the Aether and cannibals and wolves. She knew how to love now, and how to let go. Whatever came next, she would survive it, too.” (Veronica Rossi, 2012, 357)
Having been confronted by some character I regard with remorse, she tried to think positive… whatever happens.
Gel’s reflections: What a great way to think! Not giving up in every challenge and thinking positive thoughts are hard in these times. Loving and letting go are also not for the faint of heart. Can you have these attitudes?
Gel’s little side note: I hope you enjoyed these quotes. The book was awesome, too. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for reading!
A graphic novel book review coming soon.