Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Happy Tuesday!! I am so excited for today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic because it focuses on one of my favorite things: QUOTES. So many of my books are covered in highlighter and pen lines because I’m an avid annotator and marker of writing that really resonates with me. Here are just a few of the many quotes I’ve fallen in love with over the years:

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”

{Originally from poet Francois Rabelais, read in Looking for Alaska by John Green}

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

{Brave New World by Aldous Huxley}

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

{Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt}

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

{Matilda by Roald Dahl}

“In the information society, nobody thinks. We expected to banish paper, but we actually banished thought.”

{Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton}

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” 

{Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass}

“My mother is a fish.”

{As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner}

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”

{The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien}

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

{Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling}

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

{Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë}

What are your favorite book quotes? What do you think of the ones I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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48 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

  1. Great quotes Holly! I particularly like your Frederick Douglass quote. 🙂

    One of my favourite quotes comes from The Shadow of the Wind:

    “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

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  2. I was so looking forward to your quotes bc you have the BEST taste in books and oh my god, that brave new world quote!!!!! I literally gasped bc it was so beautiful, it’s like someone put my life motto into words and CHILLS ❤ ❤ ❤ now i must read that book!!!!!!!!
    and that Jurassic Park quote was actually very thought-provoking!!! & MY MOTHER IS A FISH????? hahahahaha

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    1. Awwww thanks Malanie!!! You should definitely read Brave New World if you haven’t before because it’s amazing, as well as Jurassic Park (which is surprisingly beautiful and quotable?!?!) ❤ I LOVE QUOTES.

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      1. Yeah, I read it last year and I really liked it. It was one of those wonderful occurrences when you identify so completely with your protagonist…even though he’s this Irish Catholic kid living a hundred years ago or so, I *felt* like I was reading about myself and my someone with my brain and that sort of thing is so much fun. That’s the only James Joyce I’ve read so far, and I really want to read more; the stream of consciousness stuff is just a mind-game to read. It honestly felt sometimes felt like I was reading a male version of Woolf, just because some of the stylization was the same.
        ~Hermione

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  3. Aaaah I was able to recognize the quote from Jane Eyre and Brave New World because I’ve read them recently for my English class at school!! 😆 I love this feeling of how reading more books, especially classics, can make so many things in this world make sense (e.g. literature references & blog posts like these) 🙂 Blog posts like these make me more inspired to read classics so I can spark more conversations with people who’ve read the same books. 😊 I enjoyed reading all the quotes you have in this post, Holly! Great post!

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