Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Stephany's Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time...just post what you can!

This week's topic is your Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes!!!




TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK QUOTES

I must first say that this topic was actually a bit harder than expected. Not to actually FIND a total of ten book quotes that are my favorite, but that fact that I have so many book quotes copied down, it was hard to choose WHICH ten I wanted! I tried really hard to stay away from more than one quote per author, but that was definitely a fail! But, here is my top ten favorite book quotes (In no particular order)! ENJOY!

  1. "It's crazy isn't it? To love someone who hurts you. It's even crazier to hurt someone you love." -- Jodi Picoult, The 10th Circle
  2. "All good things come to those who wait." -- Fern Michaels, The Scoop
  3. "This is scaring the crap out of me. This is like where Dracula would live if he didn't have any money and was a crack head. I bet it's filled with rapid bats and killer snakes and hairy spiders as big as dinner plates." -- Janet Evanovich, Sizzling Sixteen
  4. "Isn't it amazing how, when you strip away everything, people are so much alike?" – Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
  5. "Never get attached to a guy if there's a third party involved. The third party always wins. Because they have history on their side." -- Karen Kingsbury, Above the Line Series, Take Three
  6. "You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride." -- Jodi Picoult, Mercy
  7. "Metabolisms are evil, wicked, vile things." -- Johanna Edwards, The Next Big Thing
  8. "I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend, you see. And I'm pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend. The thing is, they're both you." -- Jodi Picoult, The Pact
  9. "How would you ever know happiness if you've never experience downs?" -- Cecilia Ahern, P.s. I Love You
  10. "When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through." -- Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


What are some of your favorite book quotes? Did you have any of the ones I listed, or have you read any of these books? Please join in, and don't worry if you can't think of ten! Just fill out Mr. Linky below and join! 

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NEXT WEEK THE TOPIC IS: TOP TEN FAVORITE COUPLES IN LITERATURE



19 comments :

  1. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but after reading those quotes I feel like I should :) Great list!

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  2. Wow, tough question! I don't have enough to make my own post, but here's one of my very favorites re: books & reading:

    "We are never allowed to forget that some books are badly written; we should remember that sometimes they're badly read, too."
    - Nick Hornby, "The Polysyllabic Spree"

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  3. Love that quote, Erin!

    Stephany-- I haven't read any of these! Great picks though!

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  4. Wow Erin! That quote is awesome! And so true!!

    I'm noticing that not too many people read the types of books that I do. But, that's okay. Hopefully by my reviews and what not, they'll add a few of them to their to be read lists!!

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  5. I wish I could compile a list of favorite quotes, but unfortunately I don't write them down! I have a couple that I'll post, but not ten. :(

    Nicely done, Stephany!

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  6. Your quotes have me wanting to pick up a Jodi Picoult book. I've never read her, but perhaps I should!

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  7. Your quotes are great- even though the only book on there that I have read is PS I Love You. I'll have to check out the others :D

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  8. Those are some good quotes :3 I've never read any of the books, but from those lines it sounds like odi Picoult is a good writer.

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  9. I absolutely love Jodi Picoult. I feel like in some sort of way, every book she writes, I can relate to certain things that are being said. She's an amazing author!

    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

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  10. The quotes you've shared are really neat! So much truth shared in them and very thoughtful too - Nice choices!

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  11. Great quotes Stephany! Jodi Picoult has some great quotes!

    One of my favourite quotes is: "...But it gradually seemed to me that I'd made myself believe something that wasn't true. I'd made myself believe that I was fine and happy and fulfilled on my own without the love of anyone else. Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit... And I thought: am I really going to spend the rest of my life without feeling that again? I thought: I want to go to China. It's full of treasures and strangeness and mysteries and joy."

    Philip Pullman, 'The Amber Spyglass'.

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  12. Great quotes Stephany! Jodi Picoult has some great quotes!

    One of my favourite quotes is: "...But it gradually seemed to me that I'd made myself believe something that wasn't true. I'd made myself believe that I was fine and happy and fulfilled on my own without the love of anyone else. Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit... And I thought: am I really going to spend the rest of my life without feeling that again? I thought: I want to go to China. It's full of treasures and strangeness and mysteries and joy."

    Philip Pullman, 'The Amber Spyglass'.

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  13. I like that Jodi Picoult one from The Pact!

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  14. I loved reading all these wonderful quotes!

    And, now, on to compiling my list of favorite couples from literature!

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  15. Great quotes!

    I just made a blog, and wanted to join Top Ten Tuesday! I hope I can think of enough couples for next week!

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  16. This list loses some legitimacy when it becomes clear that you're just a huge Jodie Picoult fan. She's great, but 4 out of 10? For a big reader, I'd imagine you'd be struck by more of a range.

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  17. I really did like the quotes, and there are so many other good ones out there...

    one of my favourites (From Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll):

    One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
    "Which road do I take?" she asked.
    "Where do you want to go?" was his response.
    "I don't know", Alice answered.
    Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.”

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  18. Here are a few of my favorite book quotes:

    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    “So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
    ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    "I had to wonder if men were so blinded by beauty that they would feel privileged to live their lives with an actual demon, so long as it was a beautiful demon."
    -Memoirs of a Geisha by: Arthur Golden

    “Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.”
    ― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story


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