Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes from Books


This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books. 

Wow! This really is a hard one. I tend to write the quotes I love from books I’m reading. (And sometimes… there are many of them. I actually have a quote book.) Plus, I also make bookmarks for quotes I like. (Two of them posted below. The drawings are from deviant art.)  So, I’ll just write the ten (No, actually it’s fifteen. Haha.) quotes which came to mind while doing this.

1. “If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay.” 
-- Gayle Forman, If I Stay

2. “It's my turn to see you through,' she whispers, coming back to me and wrapping me in her blanket as I lose my shit all over again. She holds me until I recover my Y chromosome.” 
-- Gayle Forman, Where She Went

3. “Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.” 
Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

4. “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” 
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

5. “For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” 
-- Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

6. “Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”   
-- Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

7. “It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered--so many locks not enough keys.”
-- Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

8. “Look, the point is there's no way to be a hundred percent sure about anyone or anything. So you're left with a choice. Either hope for the best or just expect the worst.” 
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

9. “Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance.” 
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

10. “I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
-- Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

11. “Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring." I smile. "You don't think I'm perfect?" "No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way.”
-- Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

12. “When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.”
-- Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan

13. “I didn't know crushing on a guy would require me to up my calorie intake.”
 -- Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan

14. “Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker.”
-- Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan

15. “No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.” 
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes from Books”

  1. Angela says:

    Fantastic list! Iii love them all, but especially #15.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  2. Fara says:

    Love the one you took from Lola. Awesome list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  3. Thanks Angela! That quote is just so deep.
    By the way, I love your list.

  4. Visited your list. Haven't read the books but your quotes makes me want to read them. Great List!

  5. I love these quotes. I only know the Anna quote, but the others are wonderful too.

    I tried something different with my quotes, you're welcome to visit :)

  6. Happy to see that there are such great quotes in books I've yet to read. I often worry I might have come to the end of all the great books!

    Here's my
    Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes.
    Hope you'll stop by!

  7. Anna says:

    Yes to all of the above! We definitely have similar book taste!

  8. I like all of your quotes although I have not heard of any of the books except Anna and the French Kiss. Quote #3 from This Lullaby is so true, love it.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader
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  9. Sab H. says:

    Oh #6 is *sigh* Gosh I love that book! And yay for the Just Listen one :P

  10. smallgirl says:

    Love #6, that was such a great moment in Anna. The more quotations I see from that book, the more I am inclined to dig it out and re-read it!

  11. Love Anna and the French Kiss. I've seen several with #5, and it made me love it even more.

    Fun list!.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  12. Saw your list. What you did was great. I love the use of pictures.

  13. Thanks for dropping by. I think there are still so many great books we have yet to read. =)

  14. Saw that too. I've taken note of the books on your list. It's on my to-read list now. =)

  15. Thanks for stopping by. By the way, love your quotes.

  16. I so love that book to. and Etienne! =)

  17. Anna was just a great book. I've read it a lot of times already.=)

  18. Yeah, saw that a lot of blogger have that on their list too.
    That was just a great quote and a great book. =)

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