May 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (9)

Top Ten Favourite Quotes From Books

Let's get right to it!  Notes at the bottom.

1.  Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
"What is family?  They were the people who claimed you.  In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there regardless.  It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger.  Cora was right - we had many families over time.  Our family of origin, the family we created, as well as the groups you moved through while all of this was happening:  friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers.  None of them were perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be.  You couldn't make any one person your world.  The trick was to take what each could give you and build a world from it."

2.  Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
"'Just don't let the scab seal the pain in, okay?'"

3.  Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
"There are some things you rely on in this world, like a sure bet.  And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where your stand."

4.  The Host by Stephenie Meyer (I see you shaking your head, but read the quote first).
"'I like it when pessimism goes unrewarded.'"

5.  Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
"'I'm doing the best I can under the circumstances.'"

6.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
"No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people.  Oftentimes, we have no clue.  Yet we push it just the same."

7.  Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
"Everyone in the world was programmed by the place they were born, hemmed in by their beliefs, but you had to at least try to grow your own brain. Otherwise, you might as well be living on a reservation, worshipping a bunch of bogus gods."

8.  The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
"A girl could lose heart in this world."

9.  The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
"You were lucky, more than blessed, if you got a goodbye at all."

10.  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
"It is not the same thing to be good and to be kind."

My favourite quote:  "The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost

I love love love quotes, so this Top Ten Tuesday was incredibly perfect for me.  I have a bunch of quotes written on my door, so I just picked from them.
In making this list I've learned that my favourite quotes are not very happy.  I don't know if that makes me a pessimist or a realist, but I'm not really this negative, I swear!
I've also learned that I may need to expand my horizons since half my quotes are taken from Sarah Dessen's books, however, I love her books.
I always remember the more serious quotes.  It's those that stick with me.  I laugh at the hilarious ones, but I don't write them down.


  1. Sarah Dessen quotes are the best! :) I almost added a quote from The Truth About Forever but I couldn't decide on one!

    Thanks for participating in Top Ten Tuesday! :)

    Jen at The Broke and the Bookish

    1. There are two more, I think, that I was considering from The Truth About Forever.
      What are some of your favourites?

      You're welcome! It's so much fun :)

  2. Love the quote from Thirteen Reasons Why. I really need to read that book. It's sitting on my shelf and everything...

    1. YES, you do! I just read it again, so I'm fresh with the love :)
      It's saying "Read me, reeeeead me ... "
      There was a second quote from Thirteen Reasons Why that I was considering ...

  3. I love quote 6. And what a nice idea to have all your favorite quotes on your door! That must look good :D

    1. Thank you!

      Well, I really like it :) In some places my writing is on a slant and it reminds me that everyone has imperfections.