May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Favourite Quotes from Books

Meme-Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week we list our Top Ten on a variety of book related topics. This week:

Top Ten Favourite Quotes from Books

(How can I only list 10?)

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” 
― Gayle FormanIf I Stay

“It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.” 
― Lauren OliverDelirium

“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.” 
― Lauren OliverBefore I Fall

“I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.” 
― Lauren OliverBefore I Fall

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

“we accept the love we think we deserve.” 
― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 
― Shel Silverstein

“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
― Jodi PicoultMy Sister's Keeper

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
― Dr. SeussThe Lorax

“All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.” 
― Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet In Heaven

“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” 
― Melissa MarrInk Exchange

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone's favourites are. It was hard to narrow it down-that's for sure...


  1. What a great list Jen. And such variety.

  2. Makes me think of all the quotes I missed. Fabulous list.

  3. Excellent list! I LOVE the Ink Exchange quote!!

  4. What a fantastic list! I love the Shel Silverstein quote.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  5. I love the quote from If I Stay and the quotes from Before I Fall have reminded me that I need to read it soon!

  6. I completely forgot about that one from Perks of Being a Wallflower!! I read it almost 10 yrs ago and remember writing that one down somewhere. LOVE it.

  7. Before I Fall was a great read. No idea why I still haven't read Delirium. It's been sitting on my shelf for so long.

  8. I love EVERY SINGLE quote on here. Delirium <3

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