Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational Quotes

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

"If I seem to wander, if I seem to stray, remember that true stories seldom take the straightest way."
-Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
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"Love doesn't buy us anything, so be glad for what you have and who you have because you may want for things but you need for nothing."
V. E. Schwab, A Darker Shade Of Magic
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"The way I figure it, life's the sum total of all our small mistakes, little tragedies, bad choices."
Lauren Oliver, Rooms
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"You wish to be a hero, but you don't know what a hero is. You think a hero is one who wins. But a hero must be prepared to lose."
Lev Grossman, The Magician King
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"And for a moment, I understood that I have friends on this lonely path, that sometimes your place is not something you find, but something you have when you need it."
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels
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"Words are everything. Words give wings even to those who have been stamped
upon, broken beyond all hope of repair."
-Samantha Shannon, The Mime Order
"Never forget what you, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it never will be used to hurt you."
George R.R. Martin A Game of Thrones
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: fear of failure."
Paulo Coehlo,The Alchemist
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"You can't be so frightened of what might happen that you are unwilling to act."
Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart
"It was funny too, how lonesome a person could be in a crowded house."
Carson McCullers, The Heart is A Lonely Hunter
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And those are just a few of the memorable quotes I found by searching through the post-it notes I use for bookmarks. I tend to like more sad and depressing quotes about life but what can you do. What are some of your favorite quotes? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. A great list of quotes.

    I really liked the one from The Magician King.

  2. High five for having the same The Mime Order quote!!! Quote twinsies :D

  3. I LOVE your quotes, Cassi! Though the only book I've read from your list is Steelheart. I really love that quote!
    (I NEED A Darker Shade of Magic!!! I hope I can buy it soon.)
    Great picks! :D

  4. OOooh very nice set of quotes!! All are terrific! I had to use Goodreads to help myself out with this one. I don't always mark quotes I enjoy, until recently, I started snapping pics with my cell! Definitely helped me here and GR provided the last 3! Which I likely could've done a whole top 10 with just Harry Potter quotes! LOL!

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  5. I'm sad to say I haven't read (or finished, rather) a single one of these books. Great list! ♥

    1. Oh, not true -- I did finish A Game of Thrones! It's just been two years. Whoops.

  6. Oh Carson McCullers! I wrote a paper on that book in college! Love that quote, and can't believe I've found another blogger who has read her. :D
    That G.R.R Martin quote is fantastic, too.