Tuesday, 10 July 2018

TTT: Favourite Book Quotes


What is Top Ten Tuesday?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.



TTT Throwback! 
Pick a topic we’ve done in the past that you missed out on, or loved so much you’d like to do again!

(*Argh! The topic has changed... But I'd written and scheduled this one when it was a freebie... Oh well! I'm keeping it, lol*)



I choose to do Favourite Book Quotes.

This was such a struggle to choose just 10 and an even bigger struggle to restrict my Dr. Seuss quotes to just one because I have so many Dr. Seuss quotes that I adore... But anyways.
Behold!
Some of my top book quotes!

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 
― Dr. Seuss

How true is this?!
Just think how miserable life would be if you had nowhere to escape the stresses of life from...

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“There is nothing we want quite as much as the thing we know we can’t have.”
- Friday Night Bites, Chicagoland Vampires book two, Chloe Neill

The grass is always greener etc. etc.
It's a sentiment that holds true for everyone and I love how beautifully stated it is here.

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“Sometimes people put up walls, not only to keep people out, but also to see who cares enough to tear them down.” 
- Bad Romeo, Leisa Rayven

Truth. So much truth.

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“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” 
― Emily BrontΓ«, Wuthering Heights

Such a beautiful sentiment that made my teenaged heart sing the first time I ever read Wuthering Heights. I still adore it and it still makes my romantic heart sing. 

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“There is a reason why all things are as they are.” 
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

I believe this! Therefore, I love this!

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"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone

You can't have a favourite quotes thing without some Harry Potter, can you? No, no of course you can't! And this one is incredibly important. Dreams are necessary to stay sane but you can't forget to live while dreaming.

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“You can live your whole life not realizing that what you're looking for is right in front of you.” 
― David Nicholls, One Day

Truth. All the truths...

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"The most beautiful heart of all is the one that can still love even while it bleeds, and especially after its been broken into thousands of pieces." 
— Sherrilyn Kenyon

How beautiful is this?!
😭

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If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
– Lemony Snicket

How many times do you say something like, when I've done X then I can do Y and then X is done and dusted and there's always something else getting in the way of Y! Therefore, sometimes, you just gotta jump.

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“The function of music is to liberate in the soul those feelings which normally we keep locked up in the heart.” 
― Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong

There is a reason music speaks to people. The reason it can save a life, break down barriers... A reason why you can enjoy a song in a language you do not speak and music that has no words. It unlocks the soul. Therefore, I love this quote!

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What's your favourite book quotes?



20 comments:

  1. Great topic! I love book quotes. I have two that are my all time favorites:

    "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."- George R.R. Martin

    "Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkein


    Top Ten Tuesday

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  2. Great topic for this week's TTT post!!

    I selected the freebie topic and chose the top ten book festivals I'd love to attend here in the USA. Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/07/top-ten-tueday-ttt-throwback-freebie.html?showComment=1531236356028#c2173527157270187754

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  3. Dr. Seuss books have so many incredible quotes. Love them all.

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  4. I love quotes too! One of my favourite things on Goodreads is the quote area!

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  5. Great quotes. I love the Seuss one so much, and the chloe Neill one as well. Also the one from Birdsong about music. So true!

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  6. Oh man, I have so many quotes:
    “What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.”
    ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

    "Nameless is my price"
    - Sarah J. Maas, Empire of Storms

    "No Mourners, no funerals"
    - Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

    THERE'S JUST SO MANY I CAN'T LIST THEM ALL HAHA

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    1. I know! I had such a hard time choosing.
      Good quotes! :)

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  7. Oh how I love that line from Wuthering Heights! It’s been one of my favorites for years.

    One of my favorite quotes ever is from one of Oscar Wilde’s stories (I’m blanking on which one right now): “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” Love that! :)

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    1. I've loved it since high school. :)
      I have a little book of Oscar Wilde quotes, he has so many good ones. :)

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  8. I love that Sherrilyn Kenyon quote.

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  9. I love the one from Harry Potter. That series is full of amazing quotes.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. It really is.
      I also love the JK Rowling one she made in a speech about 'Rock bottom being the solid foundation on which she rebuilt her life'. So awesome. :)

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  10. I like the Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket quotes. My favourite myself is probably 'I'm always homesick for the journey' from Discovering Aberration by S C Barrus - or most of the lines from Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy :-)

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    1. I don't know many hitchhiker's quotes. I'm not a fan. *ducks*

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