40 Quotes from The House in the Cerulean Sea book by T J Klune

This post is a list of quotes from the book - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting story about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family is yours.

The House in the Cerulean Sea Quotes

Sometimes, we can’t always control the ... gifts we’re given. And it’s not necessarily the fault of those with said gifts.

It’s never polite to revel in the suffering of others. What a terrible thing to do.

Once one started lying, it became easier to do it again and again until one had to keep track of hundreds of lies. It was easier to be honest.

Some people, no matter how good their heart was or how much love they had to give, would always be alone. It was their lot in life,

All children, no matter their ... disposition or what they’re capable of, must be protected regardless of the cost.

Order only works if there is complete transparency. If we can’t have that, then we run the risk of chaos.

Idealism had no place in government work.

Sometimes, our prejudices color our thoughts when we least expect them to. If we can recognize that, and learn from it, we can become better people.

Even the bravest of us can still be afraid sometimes, so long as we don’t let our fear become all we know.

We should always make time for the things we like. If we don’t, we might forget how to be happy.

There are mysteries that may never be solved, no matter how hard we try. And if we spend too long trying to solve them, we may miss what’s right in front of us.

Change often starts with the smallest of whispers. Like-minded people building it up to a roar.

The world is a weird and wonderful place, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its teeth. And it will bite you when you least expect it.

Rumors tend to run rampant, and trying to get in front of them is like trying to beat back a wall of fire upon a dry field of grass.

I refuse to believe that a person’s path is set in stone. A person is more than where they come from.

The minds of children are wondrous things. Some of the things they come up with seem to defy the imagination.

The things we fear the most are often the things we should fear the least. It’s irrational, but it’s what makes us human. And if we’re able to conquer those fears, then there is nothing we’re not capable of.

Dreams are merely that—dreams. They’re meant to be flights of fancy. They’re not necessarily supposed to come true.

There’s music everywhere. You just have to learn to listen for it.

The world likes to see things in black and white, in moral and immoral. But there is gray in between.

Bravery is a virtue. In the face of adversity, it separates the strong from the weak.

I’m just me. I don’t know how to be anyone but who I already am. This is how I’ve always been. It’s not much, but I do the best I can with what I have.

Everything has to start somewhere. And as long as we nurture them, they can grow beyond anything we thought possible.

As long as you listen, you can hear all manner of things you never thought were there to begin with.

It’s not about need. That’s not what gift giving is for. It’s about the joy that someone is thinking of you.

I don’t say things I don’t mean. Life is too short for it.

Men are stupid creatures. They are. I don’t know why. Stubborn, obstinate, and stupid. It would be endearing if it wasn’t so frustrating.

Waking from a bad dream brings a sense of relief unlike anything else in the world.

Every garden is different, I think. They reflect the personalities of those who care for them.

Honestly. For all their bluster, I’ve noticed that men melt so very easily. Little snowflakes, they are.

It’s—unfortunate. We get trapped in our own little bubbles, and even though the world is a wide and mysterious place, our bubbles keep us safe from that. To our detriment.

A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.

People will say and do anything they can in order to appease those in power. It’s a weapon, and one that is wielded quite deftly. Those who aren’t immune to such things might find themselves thinking in ways they shouldn’t.

People can present themselves as being one way, and once you’re sure you know them, once you’re sure you’ve found what you’re looking for, they reveal themselves for who they really are.

It’s not fair. No. It’s not. Life rarely is. But we deal with it the best we can. And we allow ourselves to hope for the best. Because a life without hope isn’t a life lived at all.

Why can’t life work whatever way we want it to? What’s the point of living if you only do it how others want you to?

There are moments in your life, moments when chances have to be taken.

That was the funny thing about wishes. Sometimes all it took to make them come true was a first step.

Life, came down to what we made from it. It was about the choices, both big and small.

Funny how that works out, isn’t it? That we can find the most unexpected things when we aren’t even looking for them.