Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Top Ten Favourite Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.


The list of quotes that inspire me is by no means complete with these, but here I give you top ten I could come up with in random order:

  1. “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  2. “Foolishly romantic, yeah, sure, maybe: but she'd rather have dreams of Prince Charming than the reality of Mr. Wrong.”
    Lisa Cach, Wake Unto Me

  3. “It's an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words. That is, if it doesn't destroy us, if it doesn't burn away the optimism and the spirit, the capacity for visions, and the respect for simple yet indispensable things.”
    Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

  4. “It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  5. “People think happiness will simply fall into their laps. You have to aspire to it. And sometimes you have to seize it when it’s kicking and screaming.”
    Kresley Cole, Dark Needs at Night's Edge

  6. “[...] so important to believe in a concept of goodness, even if we make it up ourselves. We don't really make it up. it's there, isn't it?"
    "Oh, yes, it's there," she said. "It's there because we put it there.”
    Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

  7. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  8. “You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
    C.S. Lewis

  9. “The dead leave their shadows, an echo of the space within which once they lived. They haunt us, never fading or growing older as we do. The loss we grieve is not just their futures but our own.”
    Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

  10. “Evil will never find peace. It may triumph, but it will never find peace”
    L.J. Smith, The Awakening


  1. I love your #8. C.S. Lewis was so eloquent.

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  2. I love the C.S. Lewis quote, as well as #3 (Anne Rice). And MAN I need to read Lord of the Rings! Lol.

  3. Lots of great quotes here. I picked one favorite from Lord of the Rings, but ah, there are so many! The ones you included are beautiful.

  4. I love #3. That is a fairly profound idea.

  5. Great quotes. I like seeing the LotR ones and Anne Rice.

  6. I adore that C.S. Lewis quote :)

    My Top Ten.

  7. Great quotes! I especially love the CS Lewis one. Thanks for stopping by, by the way. :)

  8. I love all the Lord of the Rings quotes!

  9. I love your Lord of the Rings quotes! Those are some of my favorites too.


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