Monday, May 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday {5}

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it features the top ten books that comes to your mind under a certain category announced each week. This week's category is:

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

Scratch out what I said last week about the movie TTT being the best one yet... this one tops my charts. I LOVE quotes. I even made a page on here dedicated with quotes (which I really need to update by the way). Even though silly/funny quotes are super cool, I have to say the super deep meaning/analogy ones tug my heart the most. You can use quotes as a guide to do what you want in life, and to motivate you to do things you might not normally do. Whatever a good quote does for you, we can all agree that they are amazing, right?! Onto the TTT!

1. "Freedom has a way of destroying things."
-Tally Youngblood, Specials by Scott Westerfeld
This quote is short and simple, but it packs a powerful punch. If we didn't have regulations, everything and everyone would do as they please. The world would be chaos.

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

This one is pretty self-explanatory. In the end it won't matter who can do what or who knows what, but the choices that they make will ultimately show what kind of person they are.

3. "The marks humans leave are too often scars."
-Hazel (I think?), The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Another insightful quote. TFiOS is one of my favorite books, and it's filled with a ton of other wonderful quotes, so I suggest checking it out :)

4. "It feels so separate, like I've touched something that's taken the color out of me. Or maybe I'm in color now and they're in black and white."
-Carmel Jones, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

5. "We don't see things as they are, we seem them as we are."
-Anais Nin

Not sure if this one counts or not, because I don't believe it's from a book. I admire this quote because of its overpowering truth. People will look at things differently depending on who they are.

6. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
-Robert Frost

Again, not sure if this one counts but who cares?! Robert Frost is my absolute favorite poet. His words are filled with wisdom and understanding. They can be depressing at times, but uplifting at other times.

7. "Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal."
-Mia, If I Stay by Gayle Forman

8. "Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile."
-Steve, The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

9. "A cut. That's what I felt. Words can cut, slice, like a razor."
-Delaney Maxwell, Fracture by Megan Miranda

10. "It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."
-Katniss Everdeen, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Let me know what you think and share me your TTT! I love reading quotes, so post on!

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  1. Love the Robert Frost quote :)

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

  2. I love quotes too!
    Oh my gosh to #3 - I worked in retail for three years, and probably the biggest thing I took away from that job? The power that we humans have to ruin or make someone's day, sometimes just by the smallest things.
    Re #1 - I listened to a discussion on the nature of freedom once, and the speaker said something like, "freedom is a lot more complex than people think." And he pointed out that for example, a fish is only free as long as it's constrained to water. So really, freedom isn't the absence of restraint. It's the absence of the *wrong* restraints. Mmm, now I'm starting to ramble - but these quotes are really good for making you think!
    Thanks for posting them.

  3. Lovely choices! Anais Nin was such a special lady and she left behind so many remarkable words for us. I definitely say that one counts! ;)

  4. We chose the Dumbledore quote, too. It's a classic. I love the Katniss quote!

    Our TTT

  5. I love the Robert Frost quote that you chose! And I can't believe that I didn't include any of Dumbledore's wise words in my list -- he's so quotable!

    Here's mine:

  6. These are beautiful quotes! Love the Dumbledore quote as well. I've really been wanting to read Anna Dressed in Blood and that quote cinches it.

    My TTT

  7. Oh yeah! I forgot about Fracture. There were a lot of good quotables in there. Great post! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  8. I loved The fault in Ours Stars & If I Stay so those quotes have more more love from me! I haven't read Anna dressed in blood but I have read many good things about! You recommend it? Im Val by the way I started my blog a few days ago. Im glad to meet readers :D Check ! •My list• Thank You!

  9. I almost picked that Potter one too and I love the Hunger Games one! I'm writing it down so I don't forget.


  10. Love the TFiOS quote. And Mockingjay! Great list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  11. Great list! I could have made an entire list of Dumbledore quotes, probably. :)

  12. Great quotes, especially the Robert Frost one!

  13. I've seen a couple of people quoting Harry Potter, and now feel the urge to re-read the series. So good, especially with quotes like that.

    Great list.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  14. Oooh that Dumbledore quote --- SO GOOD!

  15. is mine. I love the Harry Potter one

  16. Oh! Good call on The Last Song quote! I absolutely love that book, and (while this might not be saying much), I think it is Nick Sparks' best.

    And your HP quote... that was in my top 12. haha. If I kept going, I never would have stopped :)

  17. I love the quote from Dumbledore <3 He says so many great and true things in the books.

  18. Omg sooo many good quotes on here! I love John Green and REALLY need to read TFIOS!! Love that quote!! Ahh just thinking of If I Stay makes me tear up. Great pick there! And that Mockingjay one...I definitely must have read past that one and not noticed. It's so lovely!

  19. I think with all the brilliant TFioS quotes I keep seeing, I need to get my butt in gear and read the book! Excellent array of quotes. :)

  20. Robert Frost was incredible wise, but he had a way of expressing that in the simplest of terms. Love him!

  21. I love If I stay and the quotes are so meaningful. I love when her grandpa is talking to her.

  22. Fab quotes! I love the Robert Frost one, in particular. If you'd like to check out mine, they're here.

  23. Great pick! I loved every single one of them! Oh, and I totally agree about TFiOS having some seriously amazing quotes.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  24. Great list, I love the Harry Potter one most of all (how could I not?)
    I also really like the Anais Nin one :)
    +New Follower :)

    Here's my Top10 post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  25. Hi!

    I love your quotes (and quotes in general).
    I was debating the Robert Frost quote too. I did manage to sneak one of his in as an extra.
    I put a Scott Westerfeld quote too.
    Your quotes seriously make me want to reread some of those books.

    My name links to my blog if you want to check out my list :)

  26. The Fault In Our Stars quote is spectacular

  27. Wow! I love all of these! So true! I really like the HP quote- so many lines from the series give me chills when I read them. :) Great quote from The Hunger Games, too! So glad I stopped by and got to share these with you.


  28. I almost included that quote from Harry Potter on my list, too! It's such a good one :) I also love the quotes you picked from Mockingjay and The Last Song. Great choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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