When I started this blog, I intended to just use if for book reviews, but as I have become immersed in the bookish community, I’ve really come to enjoy these weekly memes. So here’s my first Top 10 Tuesday, a popular weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. The topic this week is:
Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)
So without further ado…
…books are like flypaper–memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things–if love can ever be called that.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Now I know grief is a whetstone. It sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within….They say ‘time heals’…what people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget who you were without it; you’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
It isn’t about the sharpness of the blade, but the hand that holds it.’ Science doesn’t do good or ill by itself- it’s the intention behind it.
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
It’s just that…I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
You can’t spend so much time in a place and not carry a bit of it inside you.
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Figure out what is real for you. No use leaning on someone else’s story all your life.
Austenland by Shannon Hale
The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn’t that make life a story?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
‘Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,’ Wren said. ‘It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.’
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell