Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes I Loved From Books I've Read In The Past Year Or So

Today I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish and participating in their weekly Top Ten Tuesday feature post. (To learn more about TTT, click here.) This week's theme is: 


  • "Anyway, my ribs hurt like hell, my vision is still blurry from acceleration sickness, I’m really hungry, it’ll be another 211 days until I am back on Earth, and, apparently, I smell like a skunk took a shit on some sweat socks. This is the happiest day of my life." – The Martian by Andy Weir
  • "Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or the, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through your fingers. So much time you can waste it But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know." - Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • "One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes from the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead." - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • "God gives us ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted." - Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 
  • "Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers. You could find your way around in the dark if you had to." - I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Yoon
  • "There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs." - Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan
  • "I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant… I am haunted by humans." - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • "It’s okay to not be okay, you know." - The Initiate by Veronica Roth
  • "Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you." - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • "Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference." - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • "You’re a romantic, searching for a Coney Island minus the drug dealers and the gum wrappers and an innocent California where real cowboys and fake cowboys traded stories over tin cups of coffee they called joe. You want to go places you can’t go." - YOU by Caroline Kepnes
  • “But maybe every life looked wonderful if all you saw was the photo albums.” – What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  • “You're different. And I'm different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know.” – Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  • It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life.  If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself and the dreams will come to you. - The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Yes, yes...  I know I included 14 quotes, but it was really hard to narrow my list down to just 10.  

How about you?  What are some of your favorite quotes from books you've read recently?  As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I rarely keep quotes from books. With as much as I love the written word, you'd think I would. These are the three that I've put in my phone from the last year:
    "I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives." Wonder, by RJ Palacio
    “I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.” The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery
    “To err, as they say, is human. To forgive is divine. To err by withholding your forgiveness until it’s too late is to become divinely fucked up.” The Book of Joe, Jonathan Tropper

    1. I love that one about the standing ovation! That's good stuff!

  2. I love the quotes from Everything, Everything - gonna have to read that one! My TTT

    1. I enjoyed it. The first half was a bit slow at times, but it picked up in the middle and redeemed itself with the second half. I was not disappointed.


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