Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week since I last did one of these! I spent the weekend preparing my novel for querying, writing query letters, synopsis etc and as of yesterday, my book is officially out on query with agents which is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. I’m not expecting anything to come of it anytime soon, but it’s really exciting just to have taken that next step and hopefully someone out there will love my book as much as I do!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This time we’re talking Inspirational/Thought Provoking Quotes, which is a great one because I haven’t got to share some of my favourite book quotes in a while! So here we go:
- “History isn’t about the dates and places and wars. It’s about the people who fill the spaces between them” -The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult
This particular quote just really speaks to me as a History student, it’s why I love the subject so much, getting to understand what life was like for people who lived hundreds of years before me.
2.“Delilah Bard never read many books.
The few she did had pirates and thieves, and always ended with freedom and 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.” -A Conjuring of Light, V.E. Schwab
I love how meta this quote is and I just think that it’s really beautiful.
3. “Words are, in my most humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it” -Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling
I had to have at least one Harry Potter quote on here, and I think that this one is my favourite.
4. “Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons” -Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas
I had to include at least one quote about reading on this list!
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” -The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
Honestly this quote just describes the exact feeling I get when I get to the end of a book (or series) that I’ve really loved.
6. “I am haunted by humans” -The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
This is honestly one of my favourite lines ever from a book.
7. “Plenty of humans were monstrous and plenty of monsters know how to play at being human” -Vicious, V.E. Schwab
And V.E. Schwab strikes again. Genuinely I could just include all her books on this list as they all have so many beautiful and brilliant quotes to be pulled.
8. “Words are everything, words give wings even to those who have been stamped upon, broken beyond all hope of repair” -The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon
All of my signed Bone Season books have a different quote in them, this is the one Samantha Shannon uses for The Mime Order and it’s actually one of my favourite quotes from the whole series, I think it’s so beautiful.
9. “Something still exists as long as there is someone around to remember it” -Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult
This is a Jodi Picoult quote that I often take a lot of comfort in because it reminds you that even long after you’re gone, you can still exist in a way.
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”. -Matilda, Roald Dahl
Matilda is one of my favourite books of all time and this is possibly one of my favourite quotes from it, it just really speaks to me as a reader.
That’s all for this week, I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time with Characters That Remind Me of Myself, I’m not sure I’ll be able to come up with ten, but we’ll see! Meanwhile I should have my review of King of Fools up on Thursday, as that’s UK release day!