Top Ten Tuesday #149


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having good weeks so far, mine has been relatively quiet, I don’t have classes until tomorrow thanks to ongoing strike action at my Uni, so I’ve had a chance to catch up on stuff for the blog and articles for The National Student, which is good.

Anyway, today is Tuesday and that means another Top Ten Tuesday from Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Favourite Quotes, which is a perfect topic for me because I absolutely love book quotes, so it’s going to be so much fun to gather and share some of my favourites (and I may have more than 10 of these!). So here we go, my favourite book quotes:

  1. “Delilah Bard had never read many books. The few she did had pirates and thieves and always ended with the promise of more stories. Characters sailed away. They lived on. Lila always imagined people that way, a series of intersections and adventures. It was easy when you moved through life-through worlds-the way she did. Easy when you didn’t care, when people came onto the page and walked away again, back to their own stories, and you could imagine whatever you wanted for them, if you cared enough to write it in your head.” -VE Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

This quote is one of my favourites from A Conjuring of Light, it’s just so meta and very relatable for me as a reader (aside from the not reading many books part!), I just thought it was really beautiful.

2. “Words are in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it” -JK Rowling, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

You can probably expect a few Harry Potter quotes to show up here, but as a writer, this one is one of my favourites.

3. “Tell me that’s how you want your story to go and we’ll write it straight across the sand” -Alwyn Hamilton, Rebel of The Sands

I don’t really know what it is about this quote, it just really resonated with me.

4. “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still” -VE Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

As someone with permanent wanderlust, this quote is my life motto.

5. “He was a book and he was holding his final pages and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went and he didn’t want it to be over” -Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

This quote is pretty much the perfect way of describing what I feel every time I’m reading a book that I really love, I want to finish it to find out how everything turns out but I don’t want it to be over either.

6. “History isn’t about the dates and places and wars. It’s about the people who fill the spaces in between” -Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

As a History student, this quote really resonated with me, because this is exactly why I love to study History. It’s not because of all the events, it’s because of the people who made them happen.

7. “I’d much rather pretend I’m somewhere else and anytime I open the pages of a book that happens” -Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, Between The Lines

I think all readers can relate to this feeling!

8. “Words are everything. Words give wings to even those who have been stamped upon, broken beyond all hope of repair” -Samantha Shannon, The Mime Order

This is just really beautiful.

9. “Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” -JK Rowling, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

I couldn’t do a list of favourite quotes without including this one.

10. “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” -Roald Dahl, Matilda

I mean how could I not include this quote? Roald Dahl is one of the authors who made my childhood and Matilda was my absolute favourites of his books. I imagine you wouldn’t be able to find a reader anywhere who didn’t relate to this quote.

Over to you! What are some of your favourite book quotes? Do we share any? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Books That Surprised Me, so that should be an interesting one to do. I’m hoping to do my first discussion post of March over the weekend, and a Writing Corner post at sometime in March, but I don’t know when yet.


84 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #149

  1. ChrissiReads 06/03/2018 / 5:38 pm

    I’m loving the Harry Potter quotes about. 🙂 Such a quotable series.

  2. bookmuffin 06/03/2018 / 5:45 pm

    I had to have some Harry Potter quote on mine, but I have so many I love it was hard to choose! I must read A Darker Shade of Magic, I bought it a few weeks ago, I’ve been desperate to read it for a while!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/03/2018 / 10:19 pm

      Oh tell me about it! I was going through other people’s like, I wish I’d used that one, that one, that one, there are so many amazing ones. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  3. lindseyhabets 06/03/2018 / 7:11 pm

    All of these are great! I especially love the Shades of Magic and HP ones though ❤

    • iloveheartlandx 06/03/2018 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks! Ah yes, both those worlds will always be very close to my heart 🙂

  4. ZoeHaslie 06/03/2018 / 8:46 pm

    Once again, Harry Potter is invading TTT ♥
    But I love to find out that we all chose different quotes =)

    • iloveheartlandx 06/03/2018 / 10:16 pm

      Ha ha as per usual! It’s not our fault that HP can be used for everything. Yes, it is nice to see different choices.

      • ZoeHaslie 06/03/2018 / 10:30 pm

        Speaking of faults, I thought I’d see more of The Fault In Our Stars, but I didn’t see many yet… strange!

      • iloveheartlandx 07/03/2018 / 11:07 pm

        Yeah, I was expecting to see more of them too….but ah well.

  5. agreatreviewer 06/03/2018 / 9:50 pm

    OOoh nice collection of quotes! Loving the Harry Potter ones! And yay for Between the Lines! That’s another good one! Thanks for visiting my post!

  6. jolenewilsonblog 06/03/2018 / 9:51 pm

    Those are amazing choices for quotes! I love Schwab’s books and Samantha Shannon is great too. Of course I love the Harry Potter quotes.

  7. thebookishlibra 06/03/2018 / 10:26 pm

    Great quotes. The V.E. Schwab ones and the one from Matilda are my favorites 🙂

  8. thisramblingwoman 07/03/2018 / 12:05 am

    The Harry Potter series offers so many fantastic quotes!

    One of my favorites is from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

  9. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 07/03/2018 / 12:31 am

    I so love that Matilda quote. I think it speaks to all of us bookworms who felt that our love of reading made us different amongst our peers.

    • iloveheartlandx 07/03/2018 / 11:06 pm

      Me too. Yes it definitely does. That’s honestly why I like most of these quotes, they speak to me on some deeper level, but that one in particular is very special.

  10. Eve L (Evilous) 07/03/2018 / 5:16 am

    Oh I love all of these. I stayed away from HP just because I knew I would lose myself in a deep bottomless pit of options but I love these. I finished the Monsters of Verity series this year already and hope to start Schwabs Conjuring books soon these just made it so much more.

    • iloveheartlandx 07/03/2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you! Ha ha too, true, it was a struggle to only include those two and not allow myself more. Oh yay, you’re in for such a treat when you do 🙂

  11. Esther 07/03/2018 / 7:21 am

    That quote makes me really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic!

  12. Alexandra P. 07/03/2018 / 8:49 am

    Matilda! I love her and of course the quotes from Schwab!

  13. Greg Hill 07/03/2018 / 9:00 am

    I love the Between the Lines quote!!! The first Schwab one is awesome too, from A Conjuring of Light.

  14. judithcmoore 07/03/2018 / 9:19 am

    Wonderful choices, I love the Lilah Bard quote.

  15. thebookdutchesses 07/03/2018 / 9:24 am

    That Lila wanderlust quote is one of my favs as well! Have it on a pillow, bookmark and sticker haha.
    Love the quotes you picked!

    • iloveheartlandx 07/03/2018 / 11:02 pm

      Awesome! I just have a piece of wall art with it on, but I would definitely like more stuff. Thanks 🙂

  16. Kaila 07/03/2018 / 1:54 pm

    The Raven King one absolutely speaks to my soul. Great choices!!

  17. jennielyse 07/03/2018 / 3:50 pm

    Great quotes! I especially love the one you chose from Deathly Hallows. JK Rowling sure does have a way with words, which is rather awesome with that particular quote.

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  18. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility 07/03/2018 / 10:17 pm

    These are all so great! I especially like the A Conjuring of Light quote. It’s a lovely way to think about characters!

    • iloveheartlandx 10/03/2018 / 10:50 pm

      Thanks! Yes I found that with that one too, achingly relatable!

  19. bookishgirl61 08/03/2018 / 3:27 pm

    Such fantastic quotes! Harry Potter will always have my heart; there are so many amazing quotes in that series! I’m currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic and the writing is astounding! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading!

    • iloveheartlandx 10/03/2018 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you! Yes mine too, there are. Ooh yay, so glad you’re enjoying it. No problem. Happy reading to you too 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 10/03/2018 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you! Ha ha ridiculous is great, I will definitely check yours out 🙂

  20. Sarah E. (@sjanee11) 08/03/2018 / 10:10 pm

    Ah, Matilda ❤ And love the Harry Potter quotes chosen. AND I really need to read some VE Schwab – those quotes were great too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment 🙂

  21. wulfluva 09/03/2018 / 2:25 am

    #7 is so relatable! I haven’t read that book, but I’ve heard good things. I need to add it to my giant TBR list. 😉

    Thanks for visiting Shell’s Stories!

  22. sarabara081 09/03/2018 / 1:18 pm

    I still haven’t read any of Schwab’s novels! I really need to remedy this!

  23. Ilse Helene 09/03/2018 / 2:40 pm

    These are all so good! I love that Raven Cycle one. ❤

  24. sherbetlemonreviews 10/03/2018 / 12:46 am

    “I’d rather die on an adve nture than live standing still” this is probably my favourite quote from the Shades of Magic trilogy, and also that character to a T!

    • iloveheartlandx 10/03/2018 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you! It is the quintessential book lover’s book!

  25. Yulia K. 10/03/2018 / 5:22 pm

    That second quote is the best – so true!! Also #9 – the classic. Great choices 🙂

  26. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight 12/03/2018 / 1:35 am

    Aw these are awesome! Love the ADSOM one, I can relate! And the Rebel of the Sands one is great, too. Love them all, really!

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