Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: And I Quote
Been a while since I did one of these, huh? Anyway, this week's TTT topic, as set forth by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So. I'm going to go with just books I've read in 2015, so here we go! In alphabetical order by title just because I don't feel like figuring out which I like best. All titles are linked to my reviews here on my blog.
From The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum:
1. The day was being born, and so was he (p. 34).
2. "The easiest thing in the world is to convince yourself that you're right" (p. 371).
From Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley:
3. "No man in his right mind would want Ed for a brother," she said aloud to herself, and then added as an afterthought, "and I wouldn't want to marry the other kind."
From Dear Enemy by Jean Webster:
4. You never know what is going on in a perfectly respectable-looking child's pocket (p. 241).
From The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows:
5. That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive -- all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment (p. 11-12).
From A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz:
6. Austen, I realized, had not been writing about everyday things because she couldn't think of anything else to talk about. She had been writing about them because she wanted to show how important they really are (p. 12).
From Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson:
7. ...there is joy in embracing -- rather than running screaming from -- the utter absurdity of life" (p. 308).
From The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
8. So passed the seasons then, so pass they now, and so they will pass in time to come, whilst we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten (p. 174).
From North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell:
9. He had not loved her without gaining that instinctive knowledge of what capabilities were in her. Her soul would walk in glorious sunlight if any man was worthy, by his power of loving, to win back her love (p. 264).
From A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd:
10. And some miracles, the very best miracles of all, show up wearing cowboy boots (p. 101).