Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Every week the lovely ladies at the Broke and Bookish give a topic for a top ten list. This week the topic was rather difficult for me. The topic “Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books” shouldn’t be a hard one seeing as my books are covered in highlights. However I have a small confession….99.9% of my highlights are quotes that I found funny or ironic or, as my dear husband noted, snarky. Why? Well, since I started blogging, and really long before then, I found myself quoting characters from books when the quote fit. That being said, my top ten this week is being remade a bit. Instead of inspiring quotes I’m listing my top ten favorite from the last year in no particular order. Titles link to Goodreads 😉
Ten Fifteen Favorite Quotes
Famous last words…A little dancing never hurt anyone. Right?
Some people come into your life for a reason. Like a tattoo etched on your skin, their mark ends up lasting a lifetime. You’re forever changed.
Who cares about ephemeral beauty when the man you love still brings you coffee with a chocolate chip cookie when he’s seventy-three?
Apparently, fighting monsters with a pipe was okay, but riding death traps through dark, rubble strewn streets was where I drew the line.
From Fae by C.J. Abedi
My grandfather believes in soul mates. In true love. Souls that find each other after an eternity of searching…He believes in a love that consumes you, that you can’t live without. A love that you wake up for. Long for. Are willing to die for.
What more honored estate can there be for a woman in this world than to be mother to a son?
Sometimes adults surprise me with their generosity of spirit, their tender acts of kindness, but really it’s the children who touch me the most. They seem to unfold the easiest. They’re the ones who love with abandon, the ones who keep putting their hearts out there to be broken. They’re the ones who teach the rest of us what it is to love.
They can go about collecting every material thing of worldly value, but they’re missing everything that truly counts. When you’ve got nothing else, family means everything to you. Far as I’m concerned, funny jokes, sharing the good and the bad, and supporting each other’s better than all the fancy cars, houses, and clothes in the world.
A compliment, sir, is a compliment and a lady is always happy to receive one.
There are only so many moments in one’s life, and then it’s over. And I’m determined to make the most of every moment from here on out.
Technology had created a chasm where our hearts used to be, interpersonal relationships were reduced to random bits of code. People didn’t talk any more, communication was all electronic – emails, text messages. It was all too easy, nobody thought before they spoke, and there was no accountability. Relationships ended with the click of a button.
I’ve loved you since we were kids. I loved you then, now, and I will love you when you’re big and pregnant with our fifth son.
Who makes you chicken soup when you get sick and wipes away your tears when you’re sad? Who allows you to paint their toenails every colour of the bloody rainbow and watches black and white movies with you? Who bought your house for full price and then hired actors to put on a show so you could buy the place on auction for significantly less than it’s worth, because you wouldn’t have just taken the deed if I handed it over.
I’ve been collecting bugs since I was ten; it’s the only way I can stop their whispers.
Leave tomorrow for the cowards. Today you must be fearless.