Gooooooood morning! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes. Onward, shall we? I got lots to do today.
1. From Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon:
“And when my body shall cease, my soul will still be yours. Claire—I swear by my hope of heaven, I will not be parted from you.”
2. From A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore:
“Don’t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.”
Take note parents – THIS IS TRUE.
3. From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran:
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
Probably the first Gibran quote I ever fell in love with, though there are lots now.
4. From Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie:
“Your cat just got cat hair on me.” “It’s only fair,” Min said. “Your suit just got expensive suit lint on him.”
Again, lots of great quotes from this book. But this one is the perfect about of snarky funny, plus I feel more entitled to post it now that I have a kitty :)
5. From The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss:
“I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.”
SERIOUSLY, READ THIS BOOK.
6. From Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Ahh Emily Bronte. Ever the crazy romantic.
7. From Graceling by Kristin Cashore:
“I’m not going to wear a red dress,” she said.
“It would look stunning, My Lady,” she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. “If there’s anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I’ll hit him in the face.”
8. From You Suck by Christopher Moore:
“She knew it should bother her more, being evil and all, but after she put on a little mascara and some lipstick and poured herself another cup of blood-laced coffee, she found that she was okay with it.”
Seriously, I could make this ENTIRE post a “Top Ten Favorite Christopher Moore Quotes” post. But I’m trying hard not to.
8. From Wicked by Gregory Maguire:
“But she woke up just then, and in the moonlight covered herself with a blanket. She smiled at him drowsily and called him “Yero, my hero,” and that melted his heart.”
Awww. Elphie & Fiyero :-)
9. From Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen:
“Give each other a compliment every day. Even when the undead attack, its nice to feel pretty. Or badass.”
Can’t wait for zombie apocalypse. I have a feeling the honeyman and I will do quite well together.
10. From Emma by Jane Austen:
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
Emma is really underrated. And more women should think like this.
OK so those are some of my favorite quotes! I could go on for pages and pages. Also, I really wanted to put a quote from Beauty Queens by Libba Bray in here but I couldn’t pick just one. There’s too many great ones.
So what are some of your favorite quotes from books?