Top Ten Tuesday: Some Favorite Book Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. I decided it would be too hard to choose a theme so I’m going for some general book quotes I really like this time.


The Box Children: Wyse, Sharon: 9781573229968: Amazon.com: Books

#1. “I wish no one had ever told me about God. I would just worship the world straight out. It wouldn’t need to know me or love me or watch me. Just let me be here in it until my time is up.”- The Box Children by Sharon Wyse

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky: 9780671027346:  Amazon.com: Books

#2. “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Matilda by Roald Dahl

#3. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”- Matilda by Roald Dahl

A List of Cages by Robin Roe, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

#4. “I used to think struggle was what aged you, but if that were the case, Julian should have been a hundred years old. Now I wonder if the opposite is true. Maybe instead of accelerating your age, pain won’t let you grow.”- A List of Cages by Robin Roe

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Adams, Douglas: 9780345391803:  Amazon.com: Books

#5. “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Amazon.com: Diary: A Novel (9781400032815): Palahniuk, Chuck: Books

#6. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”- Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson:  0050837310001: Amazon.com: Books

#7. “I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”- Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Words on Bathroom Walls | Words, Books for teens, Books

#8. “It’s a very strange reality when you can’t trust yourself. There’s no foundation for anything. The faith I might have had in normal things like gravity or logic or love is gone because my mind might not be reading them correctly. You can’t possibly know what it means to doubt everything. To walk into a room full of people and pretend that it’s empty because you’re not actually sure if it is or not. To never feel completely alone even when you are.”- Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Haddon, Mark:  9781400032716: Amazon.com: Books

#9. “I think people believe in heaven because they don’t like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don’t like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish.”- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Flight: A Novel: Alexie, Sherman: Amazon.com: Books

#10. We’re all the same people. And we’re all falling.- Flight by Sherman Alexie

Have you read any of these? Are any quotes from these books on your ‘top 10’ list? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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