Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - 31

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish for bloggers who like making lists about books.

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

1. “Because what is more like love than the ocean? You can play in it, drown in it. It can be clear and bright enough to hurt your eyes, or covered in fog; hidden behind a curve of road, and then suddenly there in full glory. Its waves come like breaths, in and out, in and out, body stretched to forever in its possibilities and yet its heart lies deep, not fully knowable, inconceivably majestic.” - Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
2. “If you care about something, you have the right to protect it – if you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” - A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

3. “Ideas don’t hurt people; people without ideas do.” - Going Bovine by Libba Bray

4. “Words are like x-rays, if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything.” - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

5. “Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back." - Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

6. “When you love someone, you love the whole person, as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

7. “Eavesdroppers often hear highly entertaining and instructive things.” - Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

8. “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

9. “It is our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

10. “Because she wants to run a dictatorial regime and our underground, unsanctioned tours were thwarting the total controls she wields over the school.” - Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

2 comments:

bookishnerd.com said...

You've got a lot of great choices on your list. I especially like the Owen Meany quote. That book has been on my list forever, and I've never gotten around to it. I really need to read it.

nea barabea said...

Beautiful top10!!! Love the of of Cassandra Clare too!! :) ;) And the one of Anna Karenina! ;) <3

nea
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