Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Who doesn't love a good book quote? I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART.

"Just don’t trip. Whatever you do, don’t trip, Addie.
The limb from the fallen tree did not hear my inner monologue, because my foot caught on the log and slung me onto the sidewalk." - This quote is taken from the first page of Memphis Hoodoo Murders written by Kathryn Rogers, I love it because its what would happen to me, tell myself not to trip, trips up in the most embarrassing way.

You know, I've worked out that if I lived on Mercury I'd be sixty-six years old tomorrow. I'd be twenty-six on Venus, and half a year old on Saturn. I'm only sixteen because I'm on this planet.”  This quote is taken from Geek Girl Picture Perfect - Holly Smale. I just love the fact that Harriet Manners knows how old she is on other planets, it kind of makes me think of how old I am on other planets.

"That's the thing about parents. They ask what you think, but they don't really care, or at least they don't care enough to let it affect the outcome.”   This is from The Before Now And After Then by Peter Monn, I love it because its truthful in many cases. I love many quotes from this book but I chose this because I just relate to it a little.

"I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”- This is from Everyday by David Levithan, I love how I can relate to it, I always think of the day before inducing the pain of knowing it was yesterday.

“The world moves fast, changing everything around us with each new day. Photography is a gift that can keep us in a moment forever, blissfully eternal.” This is from The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak, I love that its true, photos can keep us in a moment forever and I think we kind of forget that sometimes.

“God gave men both a brain and a penis and only enough blood to use one at a time,” he replied matter-of-factly.” This is from Confessions of a queen B* by Crista McHugh. I don't love it as a quote I just like it because it made me giggle. I don't want the quote to offend anyone.

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” This is from Looking For Alaska by John Green, I love many quotes by John Green but this one is one of my favourites.

So I didn't want to use all book quotes, and I didn't want to use more than one quote from a book so I have added three quotes that I have found in the last year than I love.

"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it." Benjamin Mee, We Bought A Zoo.

"So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."- Jorge Luis Borges.

"I've had so many knives stuck into me, when they hand me a flower I cant quite make out what it is. It takes time." - Charles Bukowski.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.


  1. Great quote from Everyday. That was a very thought provoking book.