Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the Broke and the Bookish asks us for our top ten quotes.  Here are just a few of mine in no particular order.  Also, I’m certain I could come up with at least a dozen or so more quotes to go on this list.

1.  “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”  — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

2. “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” — Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

3. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” — To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. “Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” — Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

5. “You want to remember that while you’re judging the book, the book is also judging you.” — Night Shift by Stephen KIng

6.  “If we can’t alter the tide of events, at least we can be nearby with towels to mop up.” — Q in Law by Peter David

7.  “And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.” — A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

8. “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” — C.S. Lewis

9. “I’ve always liked swimming, so long as my head’s above water.” — Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

10. “People who’ve never read fairy tales, the professor said, have a harder time coping in life than the people who have. They don’t have access to all the lessons that can be learned from the journeys through the dark woods and the kindness of strangers treated decently, the knowledge that can be gained from the company and example of Donkeyskins and cats wearing boots and steadfast tin soldiers. I’m not talking about in-your-face lessons, but more subtle ones. The kind that seep up from your sub¬conscious and give you moral and humane structures for your life. That teach you how to prevail, and trust. And maybe even love.” — The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint

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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable

  1. Lovely list! Douglas Adams is so darn quotable, and that’s a brilliant – and very true! – quote from The Onion Girl, too. 🙂

  2. Great list! You can’t go wrong with Adams, Lee, Pratchett, King, and Lewis. 🙂

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  3. Kay

    Love the C.S. Lewis quote and so true. 🙂

  4. Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you. – so funny!

  5. I like the Q in Law quote…though I’ve never heard of that book. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  6. Love that C.S. Lewis quote!

  7. Great picks, I especially love the Douglas Adams and C.S. Lewis quotes.

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