Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

Posted April 14, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books:

This was actually a really hard topic for me. There are many quotes which have been inspirational but I really had to dig deep to figure out why. I’m not even sure if I have really done this topic justice (or correctly, for that matter) but here are the quotes that have made a big impact on me and how I have viewed certain things.

anne frank

I do not quote Anne Frank lightly. I read The Diary of a Young Girl when I was in high school and it has stayed with me. I do not think I could read it again; I remember feeling a great sense of melancholy when reading this considering the fate that would eventually befall Anne Frank. Yet, there is a sense of wonder in her words that you cannot really deny. This particular quote has always given me hope.

viginia woolf

I haven’t actually read A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf in its entirety (just excerpts from when I was studying her work at university) but this quote always jumped out at me. I love the sentiment that there are no limits to one’s own imagination.

george rr martin

This is a truth if I have ever heard one! I love reading for the vast amount of knowledge it gives the reader but it is also for the reason that you do get the chance to live vicariously through the characters in a novel. To explore strange new worlds…okay, now I’m quoting Star Trek but you get what I mean!

bejamin alire saenz

It’s no secret that I love Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I have mentioned it many times on my blog and I often do not need an excuse to bring it up in some form or another. I love the above quote because it really rings true to me – life can be painful and completely unexpected. But that is not always a bad thing.

lewis carroll

This is so true! I often find myself dwelling on the past but you cannot go back and change anything and the past is what shapes the person you become.

kelley york

I struggle with depression so this particular book really got to me. This paragraph really sums up my feelings on how I get by every day. It isn’t easy but you just have to keep trying.

maggie stiefvater

This is a pretty powerful statement to me. There are many things you think are important which turn out to not be the case and also many things that seem insignificant but are anything but. When they are the same moment it is pretty darn special.

peter s beagle

I like the sentiment that we all have to have burdens and sorrows (not necessary just the heroes of the world). It gives a little comfort when you are struggling through the trials of living.

stephen chbosky

This speaks to me; it seems to say that we must begin by loving ourselves otherwise we will never accept from others the love that we should (I think I’ve probably made that unnecessarily complicated but you get the gist).

sara zarr

I really like this quote – I have been lucky enough to feel this way about a couple of very important people in my life. It is a rare and precious thing.

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6 responses to “Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

  1. I love that Alice in Wonderland quote! Reminds me of how everyone changes, and that it’s not a bad thing at all. We can only go on in the present, and never go back

    • Brin

      Can’t beat an Alice in Wonderland quote – the book is immensely quotable! I totally agree, that’s a really good way to put it. 🙂

    • Brin

      Ari and Dante is awesome – I just love the book so much and I totally agree that there are so many beautiful quotes!! 🙂

    • Brin

      Thanks! The Dance with Dragons one is my favourite too. 🙂 I love your picks – the To Kill a Mockingbird quote is particularly meaningful – great choice!!

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