Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (3): Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is:

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

Another hard list to make because we have so many favorites! Being the book nerds that we are, we love tossing random quotes from books into conversations with our family members. They usually just give us stares which say, "You two are completely insane." Anyway, here's our list, in no particular order:
  1. "In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
    -Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. "I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. That you were the center of everything I did and felt and thought."
    -Jem Carstairs, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  3. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
    -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  4. "But my father would warn, 'Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best.' And for that I thank him each day of my life."
    -Evanjalin, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  5. "There are no men like me. There's only me."
    -Jaime Lannister, A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  6. "He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself."
    -Rose Hathaway, Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  7. "How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun."
    -Will Herondale, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  8. "It means Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of Our Enemies Since 1234."
    -Jace Wayland, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  9. "Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humor before you, you go for holey?"
    -Fred Weasley, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  10. "Yeah? Can you draw a skeleton riding a motorcycle with flames coming out of it? And I want a pirate hat on the skeleton. And a parrot on his shoulder. A skeleton parrot. Or maybe a ninja skeleton parrot? No, that would be overkill. But it’d be cool if the biker skeleton could be shooting some ninja throwing stars. That are on fire."
    -Adrian Ivashkov, Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Which book quotes do you find most memorable? We love comparing lists, so be sure to leave your link!


  1. I love the first quote a lot :) :) Thanks so much for stopping by. Dumbledore has such wise words!

    The Bookish Poodle

  2. Great list! Love #1 and #9 :)
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

  3. *Heartattack* I can't smile more when I see Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince quotes. Those quotes have special hugs from me! Im a new book blogger, so a pleasureeeee. This is my list •My list•

    Valery• The Book Of Owl's

  4. NEW FOLLOWER, great list!

    Check mine out :-D
    Books With Cass

  5. OMG!!! So many AMAZING quotes. I especially love the one by Jac, Will and Adrian. Awesome list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  6. Pride and Prejudice is so quotable, isn't it?! I should have added some to my list too but I could decide which ones to use lol.

  7. Love the Harry Potter quotes! Dumbledore was the man!


  8. I'm going to need to read these Cassandra Clare books STAT. So many people are quoting them!

    Love the Harry Potter quotes :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  9. Great picks :) !!
    I love the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines' quotes :) !!

  10. I love the Harry Potter quotes! Dumbledore, he was just a genious :)


  11. I approve of the first quote 100%!

  12. You have some really excellent quotes!!

    "In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

    THIS ONE IS JUST SO SWOONYWORTHY. Ah my heart just pitter patters everytime I read it.


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