Top Ten Tuesdays – Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Favourite Book Quotes.

1. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
“We buy balloons, we let them go”

2. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

3. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

4. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
“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.”

5. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
“Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”

6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
“Go to the country enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself, think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy.”

7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
“Just remember that the things you put into you head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that. You forget some things, don’t you? Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”

8. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

9. Espedair Street by Iain Banks
“You dodged some of it and you sought some of it and sometimes you were lucky and sometimes you weren’t and sometimes you could plan your way ahead and that would be the right things to have done, but other times all you could do was forget about plans and just be ready to react, and sometimes the obvious was true and sometimes it wasn’t, and sometimes experience helped but not always, and it was all luck, fate, in the end; you lived, and you waited to see what happened, and you would rarely ever be sure that what you had done was really the right thing or the wrong thing, because things can always be better, and things can always be worse.”

10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything, if you do, you start missing everyone.”
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I have really enjoyed looking up my favourite book quotes today. Some from my all time favourite books (Catcher in the Rye obviously) and some from books I didn’t exactly enjoy but liked quotes from the novel, such as Espedair Street by Ian Banks. Are any of the quotes I’ve listed your favourites too? If not what quotes do you love?  Thanks for reading Katie x



14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays – Favourite Book Quotes

  1. Sophia Ismaa says:

    I love your choices, probably the best one I’ve seen so far. I didn’t finish the book but I think that quote from On the Road was still in the film. It’s a wonderful quote, here’s to the mad ones. 🙌🏼

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