Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Quotes I Loved

The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme of Top Ten Lists.

This week's question is:

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So (taken from my post topic from Freebie week)

Okay, I'm going to try to keep to the "past year or so" prompt, but no promises.

“Every hero is the villain of his own story.” 
― Holly BlackThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Kat: So dark, but also very very true. I always say that we're all our own worst critics.

“What a lovely display of personhood. He's like a good book cover that grabs your gaze. Read me. I'm fun but smart. You won't be able to put me down.” 
Kat: OMG what a perfect quote about a person and about books. 

“Life doesnt need magic to be magical.” 
― Laini TaylorNight of Cake & Puppets
Kat: OMG Laini Taylor, you speak to my soul. Write more books quickly please!

“I need to stop fantasizing about running away to some other life and start figuring out the one I have.” 
― Holly BlackThe Darkest Part of the Forest
Kat: But whyyyyyy?

“I wanted to be in love like in the storybooks and songs and ballads. Love that hits you like a lightning bolt. And I'm sorry, because yeah, I get that you think I'm ridiculous. I get that you think I'm hilarious. I know, I get that you're mocking me. I get how stupid I am, but at least I know.” 
Kat: Me too, Holly Black. Me too.

“The thing is...what they don’t tell you about forgiveness is this—you don’t give it for the other person’s sake, but your own.” 
― Alexandra BrackenIn the Afterlight
Kat: Words of wisdom from my writer-spirit-guru Alexandra Bracken.

“The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.” 
Kat: Yes, Amy Poehler, Yes! This is everything to me. My whole life philosophy. Also if the machines rise against us I sincerely hope they realize I've always treated them with respect.

“If we are talking about choice and regret, what has happened cannot be undone. And dwelling on the past changes nothing. You will only drive yourself to insanity if you do.” 
― Julie KagawaThe Forever Song
Kat: I really should say this to myself every morning as I get ready for the day.

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” 
― Marissa MeyerCress
Kat: At first I thought this quote was a bit sad, but then I realized it's actually pretty hopeful.

“Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, "I can't tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let's walk faster." Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.” 
― Ellen DeGeneresSeriously... I'm Kidding
Kat:  I honestly don't understand why Ellen DeGeneres is not my best friend yet.


  1. So many great quotes this week!

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  2. I adore that quote from Cress! <3 Fantastic choices.

  3. The Darkest Part of the Forest quote made it onto my list, as well! Holly Black's novels are just so quotable, so obviously, I love The Coldest Girl in Coldtown quote, too. The Cress quote is definitely one of the best in the series. I've only read the first book in the series, but that In the Afterlight quote makes me want to hurry up and continue it already.
    Amazing list!
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  4. Terrific quotes. I now need to check out Alexandra Bracken.

  5. Lovely choices! I thought In the Afterlight has many quotable lines, I love Alexandra Bracken's writing style <3

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  6. Great picks! I especially love the quote from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! <3

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  7. OOoh very nice choices! Loved the Cress one and The Forever Song one!

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  8. love the quotes from Amy Poehler and Ellen!! My TTT