Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes

Hello, folks! In this post, I will be a total rebel and do a Top Ten Tuesday... early.


Top Ten Tuesday is a blogging link-up that shockingly occurs every Tuesday. It is run by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Check it out!

This week's topic-- or rather, next week's-- is Favorite Book Quotes. I am delighted!

1. "'Fate,' Blue replied, glowering at her mother, 'is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast.'" -The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

P.S. Read the Raven Cycle right now.

2. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Note the ordinary font.
This might not seem like the best quote to choose from Harry Potter. Like, we have “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light," and "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities," and basically everything else Dumbledore says. As great as those are, though, there is so much magic in the first sentence of the series. It reminds me of all the times I've started reading it, all the experiences in the series.
That being said, I also adore, "'The thing about growing up with Fred and George,' said Ginny thoughtfully, 'is that you sort of start thinking anything is possible if you've got enough nerve.'"

3. "'I haven't the slightest idea, Your Queenness. I find that I simply cannot recall why a raven is like a writing desk.'" -Heartless by Marissa Meyer

The thing about this quote is that it brings back alllll the emotions from the book (Heartless made me sob so much).  The genius of it is that despite knowing that it's a villain backstory, I felt like there was going to be a happy ending. Marissa Meyer is such a good writer!

4. "'And how does dear, dear Norland look?' cried Marianne.
'Dear, dear Norland,' said Elinor, 'probably looks much as it always does at this time of the year. The woods and walks thickly covered with dead leaves.'
'Oh,' cried Marianne, 'with what transporting sensation have I formerly seen them fall! How have I delighted, as I walked, to see them driven in showers about me by the wind! What feelings have they, the season, the air altogether inspired! Now there is no one to regard them. They are seen only as a nuisance, swept hastily off, and driven as much as possible from the sight.'
'It is not everyone," said Elinor, "who has your passion for dead leaves.'" -Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I cannot enough express my deep and abiding love for this book and this quote. (Those who've only seen the movie: read the book! Those who've only read the movie: see the movie!)
5. "Only the margin left to write on now. I love you, I love you, I love you." -I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
And I love YOU, Cassandra!
6. “'Really?'
'No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember.'
'Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic.'” -The Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud

I just love this series and its banter so much. :)

7. "'Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion on my poor nerves.''You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.'" -Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I think we don't talk about how funny Jane Austen is and how good her writing is enough.
Which is why I'm mentioning it twice.

8. "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

If I haven't mentioned my longgggggggggg Louisa May Alcott phase... I had a longgggggggggg Louisa May Alcott phase. I have no idea how much of who I am is an effect of it but I'm pretty sure it's a lot.

I'm just going to do eight partially because it's extra rebellious. Which quotes do you guys love? Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts?


  1. Ha ha I'd forgotten that quote from The Raven Boys! And I agree, that first line from Harry Potter is iconic.
    My TTT:

    1. There are so many good quotes, it's hard to remember all of them. :)

  2. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite quote here!


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