Best Quotes From My Favorite Books

I am an avid reader. Reading is a habit that has stayed with me since childhood. I remember whenever I finished a book, I would write down the best things about that book and tell everyone about it. It often included the best lines/quotes from that book.
I still do that. I have a notebook that holds all the precious words I keep finding from my new reads. Though most of the passages are from the story-line, they still make sense if you read them separately, resulting in ultimate inspiration. The more you read them, the more inspiring they seem to be.
I am so excited to share some of the best quotes from my favorite books. Trust me, it was so hard to handpick only a few of them.
Some of the best quotes from my favorite books

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” 
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.” 
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I'd write you another letter. But I never sent them for fear of what I might find. By then, you'd gone on with your life and I didn't want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I didn't ever want to lose that.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and always will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come. 

When I look at you, I see your beauty and grace and know they have grown stronger with every life you have lived. And I know I have spent every life before this on searching for you. Not someone like you, but you, for your soul and mine must always come together. And then, for a reason neither of us understand, we've been forced to say goodbye.

 I would love to tell you that everything will work out for us, and I promise to do all I can to make sure it does. But if we never meet again and this is truly goodbye, I know we will see each other again, and maybe the stars will have changed, and we will not only love each other in that time, but for all the times we've had before.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Don't try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough & that makes all the difference.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

With every farewell comes a hidden hope.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.” 
― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

I could quote whole The Notebook if I had a chance. It's one of my ultimate favorites. Too charming to ignore. I didn't like the film because I thought they couldn't fit the charm in it. I know 3 hours wouldn't have done the justice anyways. It's sort of a ritual for me to start a new notebook/diary with a Notebook's quote. Ops.
As for the Paulo Coelho's books, I think he's the most inspiring writer I've ever read. I used to complain how story-less his books are, but later I realized his books were simply based on the philosophy and in order to understand them, the lack of story was necessary.

What are some of your favorite quotes from books?

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4 Wonderful iPhone Wallpapers

I love changing my iPhone's home + lockscreens. It's safe to say I am obsessed with pretty graphics to match my mood and since my phone is infront of me most of the time, it's really important to keep something refreshing on the screen, 24/7.
Pinterest is totally bae when I have to look for graphical inspiration. Today, I am sharing 4 of my favorite wallpapers I found while browsing there.

4 wonderful iphone wallpapers

You can see each link & save it as an image. These wallpapers can also be used for other phones as well, just make sure you keep the zoom-in/zoom-out with a good balance, for a better image resolution.

On the other note, I am finally focusing on my Accounting skills (hurrah!). I have loved this subject in the freshmen year of college, now when both sophomore year & college are ending, it's the high time to work back on what's important. It's certainly not the easiest one, but the important one. Since it's my major and probably future career, I can't ignore it anyways. I suppose one should welcome hard with open arms, let's see how accounting decides to go along. Whole wide grin.

Let me know if you decide to download any of these wallpapers. Trust me, they're just so rad. I LOVE the Explore and Hello Gorgeous one so much.

What's currently on your phone lock/homescreen?

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New Look for Noor's Place

Happy Saturday, y'all.  I'm so pumped to show new blog design I had been working on.
I'm in the middle of redirecting all my design work onto this blog. I've loved documenting life + random adventures here and I'd love to add a bit of graphic/ blog designing, too.
Branding and design board for noors place lifestyle blog with logo
Emerald Mood board for lifestyle blog
My blog didn't only get a new look; it got an actual tagline along with it. Design + Creativity twisted in Pakistani Lifestyle. Inspired by mystical green hues and my ultimate favorite element gold, this design turned out so well. I wanted to go for something minimal without adding too much. A sleek and fun look that wouldn't bore. I hadn't used this shade in any of my designs before, so giving it a shot was probably the best idea ever.

This new design is more responsive & less graphical. I've added a drop-down menu to navigate easily and the sidebar is relatively less cluttered (gosh I hated the clutter it held in past!). I'd love to hear what you think about this new design because I'm super excited to see what impact this totes-new design makes!

In my last-minute October goals, I had planned to design at least two blogs and it got done in the first week of November (hurrah!). I had the chance to work with a wonderful beauty blogger who has just returned to blogging. The design is ready & I'll be sharing it soon. So wish me luck as I get on this new road.
If you'd like to work with me, you can check out the services + portfolio to get started. 

Have a great weekend!

Pssssst: If you love it, please pin it on Pinterest *winks*
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