Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (5-8-12)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's 
topic is:

Favorite Quotes From Books
(or from my favorite authors ... or quotes about books. I'm bending the rules this week!)

1) "A room without books is like a body without soul." - Marcus Tullius Cicero (this is also in my header up top ... love this quote!)

2) "We change at least one person's life just by being born." -Samantha Sotto, Before Ever After

3) " I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

4) "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than a book! - When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

5) "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

6) "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7) "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

8) "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." - Kathryn Stockett, The Help

9) "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

10) "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." - Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

What are your favorite quotes? Let me know!


  1. Some goodies here, especially the one from To Kill a Mockingbird!

  2. I love all of these, the book Before Ever After was such a beautiful story.

  3. Fab quotes! I love the Maya Angelou, Harper Lee, and JK Rowling ones in particular. If you'd like to check out mine, they're here.

  4. I love the P&P quotes and of course Dr. Seuss is forever quotable! I want to launch myself into one of his books, now. I do love the GoF quote, although perhaps more for irony since Sirius Black is referring to how Crouch treats his house elf and he's so cruel to his own.

  5. Great quotes! I especially like that you included the one from THE HELP and the Maya Angelou :)

  6. Love, love, love #2, 3, 8, 9...Ugh, I can't pick just one. Fantastic list.