Top Ten Tuesday #209


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:

  1. “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!

47 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #209

  1. Marti (Bookish Treats) 30/04/2019 / 2:02 pm

    Lovely list! I love Maggie Stiefvater, I added a quote from one of her books as well.

  2. lydiaschoch 30/04/2019 / 2:07 pm

    I love that quote from The Storyteller!

    My TTT.

  3. Jess @ Jessticulates 30/04/2019 / 2:37 pm

    Great list! I love that quote from The Book Thief. Best of luck querying! 🙂

  4. Kristin Frøyland Jørgensen 30/04/2019 / 4:16 pm

    I loved the quote from Matilda.

  5. thestoryenthusiast 30/04/2019 / 5:01 pm

    These are some really great quotes. I can relate to several of them . I really love the one from Matilda.

  6. Love these quotes! Especially The Raven Boys ones, just a perfect description for every reader. Can see why the history one tops your list haha, and so many of them are about words and books 😂 I don’t remember that Harry Potter one but it sounds very Dumbledore. I had a VE Schwab too, I actually just got to that quote in the book and thought it was really poetic, but wasn’t bothered to type out anything so long 😂 I liked Lila’s idea of writing people’s endings for them 😂 great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/04/2019 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you! Yes it really is. Ha ha I didn’t pick them in any particular favourite order, it was more what came to me first. I’m weirdly predictable like that. It’s in the last book, I think during the Kings Cross bit after the horcrux in Harry is destroyed. Yeah I saw, it’s one of my favourites too, the one you had, I have it on a print on my wall. Me too, I think that’s why I’m a writer.

  7. Brooke Lorren (@Brookelorren) 30/04/2019 / 5:41 pm

    I’m reading Priory of the Orange Tree right now; it’s my first Samantha Shannon book. Her writing is so descriptive! Great quotes.

    • iloveheartlandx 30/04/2019 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t actually read Priory yet, but I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it.

  8. Laureads_ 30/04/2019 / 6:12 pm

    These are amazing!
    Great list ☺️

  9. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 30/04/2019 / 6:29 pm

    That Book Thief quote is one that really sticks with you. I also love that Deathly Hallows quote as well. Great selection!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/04/2019 / 6:31 pm

      It does! Yes, that one has always stuck with me too, I think just because it describes how I feel about reading so well. Thank you 🙂

  10. ChrissiReads 30/04/2019 / 7:14 pm

    I am haunted by humans! I love that one.

  11. lifewithallthebooks 30/04/2019 / 7:55 pm

    I love Matilda and that quote is fantastic 💛 Great list – the Jodi Picoult ones are amazing too 😊

  12. kozbisa 30/04/2019 / 11:19 pm

    I quoted SJM too. Love her! And, that’s a great one.

    • iloveheartlandx 01/05/2019 / 11:11 pm

      Honestly probably same, I had to look up a lot of these!

    • iloveheartlandx 01/05/2019 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks! Oh she was always going to, one of my favourite fictional characters 🙂

  13. thebookishlibra 02/05/2019 / 12:33 am

    Great list. I really love the quote from Matilda and of course all of the V.E. Schwab ones.

  14. rayasreads 02/05/2019 / 2:16 am

    Love be that quote from Nineteen Minutes!

  15. Loretta @ The Laughing Listener 02/05/2019 / 2:41 pm

    These quotes are great!! I love those V.E. Schwab ones! She’s been on my reading list for ages, but now I really want to get on it. And that Harry Potter one is a classic!

  16. Annemieke 03/05/2019 / 6:03 am

    The Raven king quotes is the one I remember best from that series because like you said, when you are reading a good book that is how I feel.

    • iloveheartlandx 03/05/2019 / 10:11 am

      Yes it’s such a good descriptor of the reading experience!

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