Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (10) - Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a an original feature/ weekly meme that was created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is presented and this week's is:

Top Ten Quotes from Books I Read This Past Year

This is also an opportunity for me to update my favorite quotes section on Goodreads.
Luckily for me, I tend to dog-ear the pages of my favorite quotes/passages. 

But don't you think that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life? 

- (Claire) Audrey Niffeneger, The Time Traveler's Wife

You want to brawl. You want to fight. Fighting tricks you into believing you can change the past, even when the past is dead and gone and all of it ashes. 
- Ilsa J. Bick, Ashes

We are imprisoned by history, and so we repeat the mistakes of the past. If I make mistakes, they are going to be all my own. 

- (Raisa) Cinda Williams Chima, The Crimson Crown

 I've become a maiden in distress, haven't I? Slag! I hate those girls. 

- (Mustang) Pierce Brown, Red Rising 

A hundred years ago eighteen-year-old guys were out there fighting wars with bayonets and holding a man's life in their hands! They lived a lot of life by the time they were our age. What do kids our age know about love and life? 

- (Peter K) Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before 

Compartmentalizing is good. Especially when you do what we do. But it isn't a permanent solution. If you keep pressing things down, never letting any true feelings out, you become like a volcano. BOOM! 

- Ryan Graudin, Wolf by Wolf  

They say “time heals,” but even now, I know that’s a lie. 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. 

- Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces Of You

You want me to pin my entire operation, the entire revolution on some teenaged love story? I can't believe this.

Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen 

I want a place you hardly dare to even whisper. I want the bravery to not only read, but to do. I want a man, not a library boy. A man who is tall and witty and knows more about the world than you would ever dare dream. 

- (Vhalla) Elise Kova, Air Awakens

Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death. 

- Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

I tried to find matching gifs for all of the quotes. No small feat, I tell you (I usually don't do this!). Like any of the quotes? Are any your favorite? What are you favorite quotes? Let me know in the comments below! Also if you recognize some of the gifs... some of them are from my favorite shows/movies hehe. 


  1. This was a great list! :D Especially the one from Air Awakens.

  2. I love this list! I'm intrigued by Jenny Han's novel. I don't usually read that genre but I enjoyed that quote you posted. I might just pick that one up :)

    My Top Ten

    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend her book! It's both lighthearted and meaningful. :)

  3. Ahhh nice post!! I need to read so many of the books on your list and your quotes are making me want to drop everything right now to read them! Love your use of images! Interested in that Jenny Han novel!

    1. Thank you :D This was one of my favorite TTT's to make, even if matching pictures with quotes is a bit hard.
      And I'm glad I'm getting people interested in Han's book! It certainly is one of my favorite contemporaries.

  4. You've got some of my favorite reads of the past year or so on here. Illuminae was awesome!
    - Emma @ Emma Likes Books

    1. Illuminae was really something else! I can't wait for the sequel.