Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From Books

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From Books

OMG!! BEST TOP TEN TUESDAY EVERRRR! This was a difficult list to narrow down. Ok, here we go… :D


“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”





Then his hands are on my cheeks and we are kissing and the rain is pouring all over our crazy heads and once again my whole being is aflame with joy.

I didn’t know love felt like this, like turning into brightness.

“What are you doing?” I say, when I can finally bring myself to pull away for a moment.

“I saw it was raining–I snuck out, wanted to see you, just like this.”





“I look at her there in the shadows of the shut-down city, her hair falling onto her face, and I can see her trying to figure out if I’ve lost it. And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.”





“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”








“It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered—so many locks not enough keys.”







“ineffable, adj.
These words will ultimately end up being the barest of reflections, devoid of the sensations words cannot convoy. Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.”






“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”







“Love is rarely flawless,” Carter pointed out. “Humans delude themselves by thinking it has to be. It is the imperfection that makes love perfect.”








“All I want, is for you to love me. Not because of what I can do or what I look like, or because I love you – just because I am.”








SuccubusDreamsMMP“What kind of sick bastard burns down a Christmas tree?”

Hugh and I exchanged glances. “That’s an excellent question,” I said dryly.

Peter looked startled. “Was it you?” he asked Hugh.

“No,” said the imp. “It was Carter.”

“Your Christmas tree was burned down by an angel?” asked Cody.

“Yup. The irony isn’t lost on me”




Ha! I wanted to end on a funny quote. So there you have it, folks! My very mushy list. :)


Jess @ Gone with the Words

28 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From Books”

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    WOW lots of deep, passion- filled greatness. Can’t wait to pick up lots of those books & fall in love.

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    Tara Anderson

    So many good quotes here! Makes me want to read the books just to read them in context. Especially the David Levithan book…how have I NOT read that one yet?

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    This is such a swoonworthy collection of quotes! Especially the Where She Went quote. The ineffable quote is so perfect, I recently read the Lover’s Dictionary and I really like the way David Levithan does words. 

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    Estelle @ Rather Be Reading

    Ha! I can say it for real. High five! Hell yea! (Even though I’m thinking more like eff yea! because I have a potty mouth.) These are so swoony, great, amazing. Great combo! For real!

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    Stephanie O'Neil

    Some seriously beautiful quotes here.  Love TFIOS… it was definitely on my list and just about every list I’ve seen so far, but I LOOOVE the quote you chose.

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    We quoted a few of the same books! I wish I could just say “the entire book of Where She Went” because that book has SO many amazing quotes. 

    PS – I love the format you used on this post!

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    Christy @TheReaderBee

     Awesome quotes! Richelle Mead has some of the best quotes, Ever!

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    Lovely quotes! The TFiOS quote ;( <333 And I LOVED the Sarah Dessen quotes and the Perks of Being  Wallflower quote! It's perfection. Thanks so much for posting this :) 

    Ajoop @ on books!

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    Oh I forgot The Sky Is Everywhere!
    What a beautifully written book, and oooh that line you picked! Loved it!

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    This is such a great list of quotes! I have seen The Sky is Everywhere a couple of times today on TTT and every quote has been different I think.  That makes me know I need to read it ASAP! I have it on my shelf already but just have not gotten to it yet! Love that you ended on a funny one! 

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    I finished Along for the Ride the other day & LOVED it! Yay for finally reading something by Sarah Dessen! Even more exciting? I found Just Listen in the bargain bin recently & snatched that baby up. I can’t wait to read it now. And yesssss for The Sky is Everywhere :) Spread the love, girl!

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    Oh,  Jess I love your list! The Sky is Everywhere, Dessen and The Sky is Everywhere!  They’re all so good!  And holy cow, I LOVE The Outlander books!

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    Kailia Sage

    I so forgot Sarah Dessen on my list!!! And I love your other choices too. I might be the only person who hasn’t read The Sky if Everywhere….

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    I love so many of your quotes! I don’t even know where to start. The TFiOS one brings tears to my eyes even after all this time! <3

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