My Favourite Book Quotes!
Today I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is ‘Favorite Book Quotes’. I umm… have a LOT of favourite book quotes. I managed to narrow it down quite a bit,* but I’ve got more like… fifteen. I can’t believe I used to have trouble coming up with ten things for TTT…!
*Mostly because most quotes make no sense out of context, but still… It’s an achievement!
1 – “In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)” – Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Umm… It’s relatable okay?!
2 – “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” – Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
This is just such a beautiful line! Something about has always really spoken to me.
3 – “No matter what masks we wear, we always end up together” – The Mirror King, by Jodi Meadows
Yes, it’s romantic and sappy, but I just really like this line.
4 – “No one thinks to look for someone who’s always there” – This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab
Victoria Schwab’s writing is just so beautiful!
5 – “What is bad for the heart is good for the art. The terrible irony of our lives as artists.” – I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
I don’t really know why, but I love this line. I don’t have any reasons okay?!
6 – “Someday I must read this scholar Everyone. He seems to have written so much–all of it wrong.” – Emperor Mage, by Tamora Pierce
I really badly want to use this line, but it’s totally rude, so I probably never will… But it’s just such an awesome snarky comeback.
7 – “I do have friends. Maybe they live hundreds of miles away from me, and maybe I can only talk to them through a screen, but they’re still my friends. They don’t just hold Monstrous Sea together. They hold me together.
Max and Emmy are the reason any of this exists.” – Eliza and Her Monsters, by Francesca Zappia
This is such a sweet line, plus yes for internet friendships!
8 – “If I like a book, I devour it in one sitting, and then I forget a lot. It’s fine with me, because I read them over and over again.” – Eliza and Her Monsters, by Francesca Zappia
Yes, I have two quotes from the same book. No, I don’t care. This line maybe isn’t really beautiful or anything, but it’s one of the most relatable things I’ve ever read, so I really don’t care.
9 – “Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.” – Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman
This is one of the most gorgeous lines I’ve ever read! And it’s so true too… Sadly.
10 – “An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” – Emmy and Oliver, by Robin Benway
This is just a beautiful line. I don’t have more explanation than that.
11 – “Without his books, his room felt like a body with it’s hearts cut out.” – Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor
Relatable. Also a grim, yet weirdly pretty metaphor.
12 – “Armies aren’t very good about carrying libraries with them. I can’t imagine why. We’d fight so much less if everyone would just sit down and read” – My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
This was just such a silly line, while at the same time being oddly true.
13 – “Fiction is truth, even if it is not fact. If you believe in facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die.” – Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare
I like lines about books, okay?
14 – “Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” – Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
This quote was literally the reason I picked this book up. I just loved it so much I had to read the book it was in! Sadly the book didn’t live up to the awesomeness that is this quote, but I still love the line.
I think partially because it makes me think of one of my friends. She sees the same world as me, and I never quite had the words to describe that until I saw this quote.
15 – “Everything feels like I’m on a stage, spotlight on me, all eyes on me, watching, judging. Like I’m one second away from total disaster. It’s invisible, it’s irrational, it’s never ending. I could be standing there, smiling and chatting like everything is totally fine, while secretly wanting to scream and cry and run away.” – Queens of Geek, by Jen Wilde
This quote. Wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever found a quote that speaks to me quite as much as this one. I almost didn’t put it in this post, because it felt too personal. This quote feels like a window into my soul. It perfectly describes how I feel every time I interact with anyone outside of my close group of family and friends, and it meant so much to have that feeling put into words.
I love this quote with all of my heart.