Top Ten Tuesday :Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is the Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)


(1) Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”


(2) Divergent (Divergent #1)

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”


(3) The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”


(4) The Hunger Games

(The Hunger Games #1)

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”


(5) A Walk to Remember

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”


(6) To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird #1)

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”


(7) If I Stay (If I Stay #1)

“And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.”


(8) Icefall

“You are stronger than me,” Asa says. “And in bravery and strength, there is a kind of beauty.”


(9) We Were Liars

“Always do what you’re afraid to do.

I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick.
I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.”


I Am the Messenger

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”

It was so hard choosing only ten book quotes that I love or that inspire me. So tell me, what are your favorite book quotes?

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