Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Inspiring Book Quotes…


Sorry–skipped last week’s Top Ten Tuesday… the week totally got away with me!  Anyhow this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a list of my ‘top ten inspiring quotes from books I’ve read.’  I love this one, though I did alter it slightly.  I went with quotes that spoke to me, resonated with me.  Some you could interpret as inspiring, others funny and some just emotional.  Enjoy!

(For more info on Top Ten Tuesday, check out The Broke and The Bookish who started the whole dang thing or, if you want more top ten goodness, click here)

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“A single day spent doing things which fail to nourish the soul is a day stolen, mutilated, and discarded in the gutter of destiny.”The Crimson Petal and the White – Michel Faber

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“My soul has learned what it came to learn, and all the other things are just things. We can’t have everything we want. Sometimes, we simply have to believe.” – The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein

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“The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it.”Swampland! – Karen Russell

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“There aren’t even metrics for the shit I do.”Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir – Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess)

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

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“There are some people with whom your body works.With whom you fall into stride without trying; with whom you’re warm when it’s cold; with whom you always feel the right size even if you feel the wrong size everywhere else.”The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me – Lucy Robinson

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“A fact about the world Millie knows for sure: Everyone knows everything about being born, and no one knows anything about being dead.”Lost and Found – Brooke Davis

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We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as a microscopic electrical swarm. The lungs the brain the heart. Forty weeks later, six trillion cells get crushed in the vise of our mother’s birth canal and we howl. Then the world starts in on us.”All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

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“Home is where they want you to stay longer.”Revival – Stephen King

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“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”  – The Princess Bride – William Goldman

 

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