Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Quotes From Books


I can't believe it's already Tuesday again.  Anyway, that means it's also Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  The theme this week is Inspiring Quotes From Books.  Here we go:


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


“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -J.K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”-J.K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” -Arthur Conan Doyle from The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes


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


“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” -Veronica Roth from Divergent


“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” -Neil Gaiman from The Sandman: Volume 6, Fables and Reflections


“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” George R.R. Martin from A Game of Thrones


“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.” -Stephen Chbosky from The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” -Eleanor Roosevelt from The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt


Right.  So, what do you think of my selection of inspirational (each in different ways, but inspiring nonetheless) quotes?  Do we share any quotes or authors?

44 comments:

  1. I am loving the quotes you chose! Fabulous list! I see that we share some authors.

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  2. Great list! I really like that Clockwork Angel quote. Also, your Divergent quote is on my list - such a great and quoteable series!

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    1. Thanks. It was so difficult to narrow it down to just ten. :)

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  3. Oh my! You have some of my all time favorites. I pushed myself to branch out and sort of manage my quotes into headers that I chose beforehand. But yeah... that Neil Gaiman quote is an all time favorite! Actually scratch that... you've pretty much got nearly every quote on my Top Ten favorite quotes of all times in no particular order.

    However, we only share one author from our #TopTenTuesday Lists for this week and not the same quote... unsurprisingly the author is J. K. Rowling.

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    1. Neil Gaiman has some of the best out there.

      Great minds think a like, I guess. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. So do I - I could have made this list exclusively HP quotes, but I figured I'd better branch out. :)

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  5. These are some awesome quotes. I love the Clockwork Angel one.
    Now I need to find some of these to read the awesome-ness. :-)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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    1. Yes, they are and thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the sheer awesomeness! :)

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  6. I love the Harry Potter quotes. Every time I see a quote from the books it reminds me that I really need to read the series.

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    1. You do, you really do! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love the Game of Thrones and the Sherlock Holmes quotes, once picks!
    Paulina @ The Little Book Pixie

    My TTT

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  8. I love your choices! I can't believe I forgot to include Harry Potter quotes in my list. There are so many great ones, right?

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    1. I could have had an entire list dedicated to HP. :)

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  9. I love the variety of quotes you have on your list. And anytime you can quote Holmes is a great thing.

    Michael at www.nashvillebookworm.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh, yes. I agree. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  10. Great choices! It's so hard just picking 10. I loved all the Harry Potter quotes and I love that GoT quote, too. I love Tyrion!

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    1. I know, right! Tyrion is one of my favorites from ASOIAF and GoT.

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  11. Fantastic choices Lauren....Now I wish I had put some Harry Potter ones in my list...i can't believe I didn't actually. I almost chose that Neil Gaiman quote too, but opted for the one you saw on my blog. Oohhhh Game of Thrones...so many to choose from there too. I still need to read the Perks of Being a Wallflower, which coming on here to see your list just reminded me. :)

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    1. Thanks! It was so difficult to only choose 10....anyway, I hope you like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. :)

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  12. I am so in love with that Perks of Being a Wallflower quote. I have no idea why, really, but I'M IN LOVE. And no one could ever leave out J.K. Rowling. So many beautiful quotes from her.

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    1. It's personally one of my favorites from the book. :)

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    1. I'm really looking forward to that one. :)

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  14. Brilliant quotes! I love the Perks of Being a Wallflower quote and the Game of Thrones quote. Also, of course the Harry Potter quotes are always brilliant.
    Lauren @ http://myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the Harry Potter quotes! There are so many awesome moments in that series :) Also, the Divergent quote is so true. You can't ever really be fearless but you can accept your fears and free them!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Exactly! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  16. I love these! Oh gosh, I can't even pick a favourite. I love the GRRM one and yesss to the Conan Doyle one. And I haven't read Clockwork Angel but ILOVE Cassandra Clare's books, so it's just a matter of time for me to start it, lol, buuuut...I love that quotes. I love when books talk about books. It's like bookish inception or something. xD ADORE IT.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for stopping by mine as well. I highly recommend The Infernal Devices - I think I actually like them a little more than The Mortal Instruments.

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  17. I do love that Cassandra Clare quote. I also love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote you chose.

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    1. Thanks - you can't go wrong with a little Roosevelt.

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  18. The Harry Potter quotes give me so much nostalgia! Awesome list!

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    1. They make we want to reread them all over again! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Sherlock!!!!! I loved them all :) it seems like Hp is still at our hearts.

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    1. Oh, yes! I couldn't resist including either of them!

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  20. Oh, I like these! I think the Cassandra Clare one is my favorite, but I also really like the Perks of Being a Wallflower one too! Great list :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  21. I love all of these, but especially the Harry Potter ones. And the one from Clockwork Angel. Excellent choices. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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    1. Thanks! You can never go wrong with Harry Potter. :)

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  22. So many lovely quotes, the quote from Clockwork Angel is one of my absolute favorite CC quotes. :)

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