Top 10 Tuesday – November 17th, 2015

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic is the top ten quotes you loved from books you read in the past year or so. I am so excited about this topic because I absolutely love sharing book quotes and hearing the favorites of other book lovers. Book quotes can be beautiful, powerful, or just plain hilarious! They can touch our lives, provide us with something we need in that moment, whether that is inspiration, hope, or a smile. Whatever they are, it’s a wonderful way to get a brief glimpse at an author’s work and a reader’s taste in literature, and perhaps discover something new.

Brief side note: Today’s post is going to be a bit of a shorter one as my laptop is dead and I am currently losing my battle with the blog app. Also, if anything is a bit wonky with this post, that’s probably why! Things should be back to normal soon; thank you for bearing with me! 🙂

Here are my top favorite quotes from books I’ve recently read!

1. “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder

2. “I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

3. “That the battles are usually in her head does not lessen the bravery of it. The hardest ones always are.” ― William Ritter, Jackaby

4. “Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.” ― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

5. “I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

6. “Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

7. “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

8. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ― Lois Lowry, The Giver

9. “Reality should follow through on what I think it is going to do.” ― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half

10. “Simply put: time is fluid. The faster your world spins out of control, the slower time crawls. The more time you need, the less you’re sure to get. It’s all relative.” ― Shannon Lee Alexander, Love and Other Unknown Variables

And an honorable mention:

“I had tasted cake and there was no going back. My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation. I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sheer power of my desire to eat it…No one could tell me not to eat an entire cake—not my mom, not Santa, not God—no one. It was my cake and everyone else could go fuck themselves.” ― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half

What are some of your recent favorite book quotes? I would absolutely love to hear them! Let me know in the comments!



9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday – November 17th, 2015

  1. I’m so curious/nosy, I love reading people’s quotes because I think it says a lot about them as a person. 🙂 I love the quotes you picked from Sherlock Holmes, and it’s always nice to see some Gaiman appreciation!

    Even narrowing down mine for my own post was difficult, but one I do really love for its simplicity is also from Aristotle and Dante and it is: “Maybe that’s the way it worked. High school was just a prologue to the real novel. Everybody got to write you — but when you graduated, you got to write yourself.”

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    • I am the exact same way! I always love finding out what sentences spoke the most to people when they were reading 🙂 I had such a hard time choosing between all the Sherlock Holmes quotes I love. And Gaiman definitely had to make an appearance; he’s one of my favorite authors of all time, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane is my favorite of his novels!

      I love that quote ❤ That novel is full of beautiful and meaningful prose; such a good story!

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  2. I love all the quotes you picked for this Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 I still need to read the Patrick Ness’ book you mentioned, it seems like such an emotional read, I’m not sure if I’m ready for it, haha! , Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe has been on my TBR forever, and I still didn’t read it. But the quote you chose from this book is so beautiful, I need to buy that book as soon as possible! 😀

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    • Thank you! A Monster Calls is fantastic; I would very highly recommend it. It is extremely emotional though! Very sad, but touching, and Ness’s writing is stunning. Definitely worth it! 🙂 Aristotle and Dante is also fabulous. It’s just a lovely read, and the writing is absolutely beautiful!

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