Top Ten Tuesday – 11/17


Here we are again, with Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and Bookish! This week is Top 10 quotes from books I’ve read this year.

1.  “Learn the good that you can of the foreign people and reject the unsuitable.” ~ Pearl S. Buck, East Wind: West Wind.

2.“She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people.”  ~Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

3.“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” ~ Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger.

4. “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” ~ Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones.

5.“After all, tomorrow is another day!” ~ Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind.

6.“I love you more than I hate everything else.” ~ Rainbow Rowell, Landline.

7.“We ain’t anything more than a name and some likes and some distastes, and a story we tell about ourselves.’  And what others say about us.” ~ M.T. Anderson, The Kingdom on the Waves

8.“Wandering is never waste, dear boy,’ he said. ‘While you wander you will find much to wonder about, and wonder is the first step to creation.”  ~ Pearl S. Buck, The Eternal Wonder.

9. “Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.” ~Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book.

10. “Every moment is enormous and it is all we have.” ~ Natalie Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway.


What are some of your favorite quotes? Have you read any of the books I’ve quoted here?  If you did a TTT post be sure to link it in the comments so I can read and comment on it.  Have a great day! 🙂 


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – 11/17”

  1. The Landline quote made me laugh. It also made me think of April from Parks & Rec, but never mind that. I still need to read Landline, I just haven’t gotten around to it. The second quote is a really good one, too.

    Thanks for stopping by Writing on a Vintage Typewriter!

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