Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)

“No one will understand you. It is not, ultimately, that important. What is important is that you understand you.”
– Matt Haig, The Humans

“We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
– D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”
– John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

“Make sure, as often as possible, you are doing something you’d be happy to die doing.”
– Matt Haig, The Humans

“Comfort zones are overrated. They make you lazy.”
Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
– Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I have SO many more quotes that I love, but I forced myself to limit it to ten. What quotes inspire you?

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Quotes from Books

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  4. John Green is really good at making up great quotes. I haven’t read Abundance of Katherines yet though. I have also seen a lot of Peter Pan quotes and they are all so great! I should probably read that book soon.

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  6. Great quotes (as expected). I loved both the Matt Haig quotes. I haven’t read anything by him, but I’ve definitely been meaning too for a bit. He’s one of my favorite people that I follow on twitter, and based on these quotes I think I’d really like his book!

  7. The Throne of Glass quote reminds me of Doctor Who!
    “You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”
    (from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)
    ― Russell T. Davies

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