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? 


  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!

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

  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.

  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:

  6. LOVE the quote Forever is composed of nows! :)
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  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.

  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:)

  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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