Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Quotes from Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top 10 Quotes from Books. In no particular order:

Book cover for The Princess Bride by William Goldman1. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”–William Goldman, The Princess Bride

2. “So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”–Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Book cover for Eve by Anna Carey3. “I had once read, in one of those pre-plague books in the library, that love was bearing witness. That it was the act of watching someone’s life, of simply being there to say: your life is worth seeing.”–Anna Carey, Eve

4. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” — Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Book cover for A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens5. “‎And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.”–Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

6. “They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”–Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Book cover for Just One Day by Gayle Forman7. “Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it, leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down. And sometimes, it doesn’t even show you the door, and you have to build it yourself.”–Gayle Forman, Just One Day

8. “Our bodies aren’t strangers,’ he said, his voice ragged. ‘Our spirits aren’t strangers’. He held her face in his hands. ‘Tell me what part of me is stranger to you and I’ll destroy that part of me.'”–Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

Book cover for The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare9. “‘No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily. If you say you need me, I will stay as long as I can for you. I will live for you and yours, and go down fighting death until I am worn away to bone and splinters.’”–Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

10. “It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him.”–Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone


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