For my third Favorite Quote Friday, it’s time to talk about my favorite author. You got it, the great Penny Reid. Though I love Penny’s books for her humor, it’s often her softer, more romantic words that end up getting copied into my list of favorite quotes. I guess I’m just a romantic at heart…
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Neanderthal Marries Human, by Penny Reid. Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!
“You have your own room in my heart. It’s yours. Stay as long as you want; it will always be there for you.”
“May your marriage be poor in misfortunes, rich in blessings, and constant in love.”
“Blame is a thief. It robs us blind while it wastes our time, time we could be spending as a family, making memories, supporting each other.”
“This is the tattoo of life decisions.”
“Tattoo of life decisions?”
“Yes. Tattoo. Marriage is the forever and permanent branding of one person to another. Sure, you can get it removed – but it’s expensive, it’s a process, and you’re never the same after. You’re scarred. It’s always a part of you, visible or not. You get a tattoo with the intention of a life-long commitment. You have to defend its existence and take ownership of it in front of others for the rest of your life regardless of how it sags or droops or changes shape and color – because it will! It will change and fade, and not in an aesthetically pleasing way.”
“We’re having a big wedding so we can be miserable together before we’re happy together.” NOTE: As I’m beginning to plan my own wedding these last two seem especially true to life.
“This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, rants, facts, contrivances, and incidents are either the product of the author’s questionable imagination or are used factitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons (living, dead, or undead), events, or locales is entirely coincidental, if not somewhat disturbing and/or concerning.”