Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us our ten favorite quotes from books we’ve read this year.

  1.  “One cannot increase one’s talent—that comes with the package—but it is possible to keep talent from shrinking.”  — Stephen King, The Bizarre of Bad Dreams 
  2. “Sometimes the story we’re telling the world isn’t half as endearing as the one that lives inside us.” — Donald Miller, Scary Close
  3. “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” — Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
  4. “Now all we have to worry about is all the other books, and, of course, life, which is huge and complicated and will not warn you before it hurts you.” — Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warnings
  5. “Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.” — Wila Cather, My Antonia 
  6. “Every night it’s the same… I have supper in my red dish and drinking water in my yellow dish… Tonight I think I’ll have my supper in the yellow dish and my drinking water in the red dish. Life is too short not to live it up a little!” — Charles M. Schultz, The Complete Peanuts, Volume 8.
  7. “Man, I wish God wasn’t starting to shake us up like this. Wouldn’t it just be easier to care about stuff like dinnerware, golf, school uniforms, and getting to that new resturant that just opened?”  — Lisa Samson, Quaker Summer
  8. “This is why magic is worse even than quantum physics. Because, while both spit in the eye of common sense, I’ve never yet had a Higgs bosun turn up and try to have a conversation with me.” — Ben Aaronovich, Whispers Underground
  9. “I remember back when the only ‘Google’ was the sound a guy made when you punched him in the throat.” — Daniel Friedman, Don’t Ever Get Old
  10. “And reading this way – with no deadline, no agenda – she remembered why she loved literature so much. It was like fucking a new man and knowing that he had made other women come, but that when she came it would be an unshareable, untranslatable pleasure. She opened herself up to her books, and the words got inside her and fucked her senseless.” — Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast


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3 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Quotable

  1. love that Donald Miller quote! My TTT

  2. Great selection of quotes! I especially liked the Neil Gaiman and Ben Aaronovich quotes 🙂

    My TTT

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