Top Ten Book Quotes (30)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:30 AM
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, bloggers post top ten lists based on a bookish theme. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic was a freebie, and I chose...

Top Ten Book Quotes
I'm constantly pinning book quotes to my Pinterest board I titled "Quotable," and I cannot get enough of them. I'm sure there are some I'm forgetting, but here are the ones I could think of.


1. "Forever is composed of nows."
― Emily Dickinson 

2. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
― Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice


3. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” 
― Emily BrontëWuthering Heights


4. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone



5. “So we beat on, boats against the curent, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


6. “Not all those who wander are lost.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring


7. “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” 
― Louisa May AlcottWork: A Story of Experience



8. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” 
― Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities


9. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver



10. “I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you—especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

What are some of your favorite book quotes? Do we share any in common? 



10 comments:

  1. OOoh great topic choice and picks!!

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  2. Sydney Carlton's quote from A Tale of Two Cities makes me tear up every time but I adore the Darcy and Rochester quotes and find Mary Oliver's to be incredibly inspiring. Fantastic list, Courtney!

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  3. I love quotes! I love book quotes! A unique topic you picked!

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  4. Can you add references to the quotes (book title & author)? I recognize some of them, but I'd like to know where the others come from.

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  5. Love this topic, and love your choices. There's just something special about a one-liner that can turn your insides to moosh and make you stop and think.

    My TTT: http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/top-ten-tuesday-remembering-alfie/

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  6. LOVE the quote Forever is composed of nows! :)
    here's our TTT

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  7. Awwww, these quotes (especially the romantic ones) gave me all sorts of warm fuzzies! Oh SWOON, I do sort of wish people still talked like the folk in 19th century classics because it's so beautiful and melodic. Thank you so much for sharing these, Courtney!! GREAT topic idea.

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  8. I loooovvvveee all of these quotes! That Rochester quote has to be one of my all time top favorites - I actually have it on a scarf around my apartment somewhere :) &&I also absolutely love that Mary Oliver quote, I'm so happy you added it on here. *sigh*

    Here is my Top Ten Books I Want to See as Movies, if you'd like to check it out:)

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  9. I'm not a big fan of The Great Gatsby but that is an awesome quote! And I really like Mary Oliver's as well. A favorite quote of mine is Captain Wentworth's letter in Persuasion by Jane Austen. *sigh* :D

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