Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #79 + Teaser Tuesday #40

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 


Top Ten Inspirational Quotes from Books. I cheated a bit and mostly did favorite quotes, rather than strictly "inspirational." More fun that way.

- I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. - The Important of Being Earnest -

- A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. - Pride and Prejudice -

- Every fairy tale, it seems, concludes with the bland phrase "happily ever after." Yet every couple I have ever known would agree that nothing about marriage is forever happy. There are moments of bliss, to be sure, and lengthy spans of satisfied companionship. Yet these are no small effort, and the girl who reads such fiction dreaming her troubles will end ere she departs the altar is well advised to seek at once a rational woman to set her straight. - Princess Ben -

- "Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said. . . ."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells. . . .and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower. . . .both strange and familiar." - Inkspell -

- These things I've learned when I was young: Life is short and men are cruel, and ponies are born to suffer. I decided that I would work as hard as I could at whatever job I was given, believing that I would earn my reward in the end and live forever in the ponies' place. - The Winter Pony -

-My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for no one. - The Woman in White -

- Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. - To Kill a Mockingbird -

- People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us. . . .It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of. - Wicked -

- I never change, I simply become more myself. - Solstice -

- Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures. - The Three Musketeers -

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

I hear the faint rumble in the distance again. Now it's far-off shouting and what sounds like chanting, like there's a football game going on outside. Very low. Very hard to make out. But Miles has asked me a question, and by the way he stares, watching my mouth, waiting for it to ope and reveal my answer, I know he won't let us go anywhere until I've told him. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (pg. 119)

2 comments:

  1. Seek hazardous adventures indeed. Great list! :)

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    1. Hazardous are the only good kind! ;)

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