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:
- “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.