Ten Memorable Book Quotes [Volume 2] #toptentuesday

November 9, 2021

Ten Memorable Book Quotes

Are You a Quote Collector?

10 Favorite Book Quotes text over a background of pink roses

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Enjoy a few of my favorite and memorable quotes today!!

Do you have a favorite or memorable book quote?

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for TTT: Ten Favorite Things Book Characters [or authors] Have Said.
(I have slightly more than ten!)

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“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

~ Wonder, R.J. Palacio

“Reading is going somewhere without ever taking a train or ship, an unveiling of new incredible worlds. It’s living a life you weren’t born into and a chance to see something colored by someone else’s perspective. It’s learning without having to face consequences of failures, and how best to succeed.”

~ The Last Bookshop in London, Madeline Martin

“Of all my mistakes, the greatest, the most dangerous, was not emphasizing the mercy of God.” ~Rafiq

~ A Place For Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza

I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma’am,” said Anne gravely.

~ Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
(Pandemic appropriate!)

“In your dark night, I urge you to hold to your faith, to embrace hope, and to bear your love before you like a burning candle, for I promise it will light your way.”

~ Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger

“Healing isn’t about recovery, it’s about discovery. Discovering hope in hopelessness, discovering an answer when there doesn’t seem to be one, discovering that it’s not what happens that matters–it’s what you do with it.”

~ The Choice: Embrace the Possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger

“I can’t heal you–or anyone–but I can celebrate your choice to dismantle the prison in your mind, brick by brick. You can’t change what happened, you can’t change what you did or what was done to you. But you can choose how you live now. My precious, you can choose to be free.”

~ The Choice: Embrace the Possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger

“We can’t change the world, and a lot of the time we can’t even change people. No more than one bit at a time. So we do what we can to help whenever we get the chance. We save those we can. We do our best.”

~ Anxious People, Fredrik Backman

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”

~ Emma, Jane Austen

“This is the only perfection there is. The perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting value or meaning. This is why we’re here, to make each other feel safe.”

~ Open, Andre Agassi

“The world was hers for the reading.”

~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

“A good education and a kind heart will serve you well throughout your entire life.”

~ The Answer is…., Alex Trebek

Bonus: I Must Include My Very Favorite!

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”

~ Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

Additional Links:

Find my previous collection of quotes in this post.

Carla @ Carla Loves to Read created a top ten list of quotes from children’s books! Check it out!

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books curated book quotes about books and reading. Check it out!

What is one of your favorite quotes?


Please share your favorite quote in comments!

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text


More Quotes from my last TTT post.

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  1. I think that quote from Emma is my favorite. I should go re-read all the Austen books, there are so many snippets that are worth savoring again.

  2. Oh yes, Carol, I am a huge quote collector, as you probably know. Therefore, my TTT shows readers on the covers this week. LOL.

  3. I used to keep notebooks of quotes! I’ll have to check them out again, quotes can be powerful.

  4. Am I a quote collector? Not at all so I ducked out of this weeks topic. Without looking back over past reviews I could recall only about five memorable quotes

  5. But love has to be stronger than hate, or there is no future for us. The Nightingale (one of my favorite books ever!)
    I love book quotes! In our small book club, we share our favorites from each book and I type them up once a year for each of us. It’s really great to look back at them. Fredric Backman books are full of them.

    • What a lovely idea for your book club! And, yes, Backman is so quotable! Next time, I need to include one from him! Thanks for commenting Virginia!

  6. I always say I’m going to collect quotes and then never do.

    One of my favorites is:
    “I have lived a thousand lives and I have loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.”
    –George R.R. Martin

  7. Great selection Carol, it’s so hard to narrow down my favourite quotes. Just this morning I copied this one from Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice – ‘Some people in life, Sue, are weather forecasters, whereas other people are the weather itself’. It really appealed to me!

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