Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week is a rewind week meaning I pick a past topic to write about.
I love quotes and haven’t collected my favorite book quotes here before so that’s what I have this week! I also love the way quotes are often paired with illustrations so I’ve included some of those.
The quote to the left by Stephen King is one I love.
The following quotes aren’t necessarily my most favorite book quotes. There are too many for that…LOL. These are some I like quite a bit and in no particular order!
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
― Mark Twain
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“We read to know we are not alone.”
― C. S. Lewis
The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
“No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
― Elizabeth Peters (said by character Amelia Peabody)
Some quotes I like because of the book or the author they are from (Pride and Prejudice and Elizabeth Peters, for example). Other quotes I like because of what they say to me. Still others I think are funny (the Heinlein quote and Mark Twain). A few I memorized in school (the Shakespeare quote) and still remember them.
The quote to the right…because I love Dr. Seuss and love reading his books and others to children!
What about you? Do you like quotes? Do you have favorites?