''The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,'' ''Breaking Dawn,'' and more have the year's best book quotes

By EW Staff
Updated December 19, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

”My name opens doors for me, but before I can cross the threshold, it slams those doors in my face.”
sTORI Telling, Tori Spelling

”While for the most part I’m in terrific physical shape, I have only a few months left to live.”
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

”Almondine lay with her head on her paws, panting contentedly and watching Edgar with her flecked brown eyes.”
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski

”America has a problem, and the world has a problem.”
Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman

”Don’t be afraid. We belong together.”
Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer