Monday, May 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

 
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I wrote my bookish quote post before reading what the topic was for this week. Doh! Oh well.

This was so much fun to write. But I Just. Couldn't. Stop at ten. I really tried. I could have probably gone on to a bagillion....
  1. "Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven." ~ Erma Bombeck, Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist. 
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  3. "We could live offa the fatta the lan' " ~ John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
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  5. "If I can fool a bug...I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs." ~ E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
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  7. "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing." ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
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  9. "Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page." ~ Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
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  11. "I give in and light another cigarette even though last night the surgeon general came on the television set and shook his finger at everybody, trying to convince us that smoking will kill us. But Mother once told me tongue kissing would turn me blind and I'm starting to think it's all just a big plot between the surgeon general and Mother to make sure no one ever has any fun." Kathryn Stockett, The Help
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  13. "Promise me you'll always remember you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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  15. "Is there anything to read around this dump?" "What sort of thing?" "Anything. Words in a row." ~ Robert Heinlein, Glory Road
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  17. "I am your mother, the first mile of your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations. That means than in addition to possibly wrecking you, I have the chance to give to you what was given to me: a decent childhood, more good memories that bad, some values, a sense of tribe, a run at happiness. You can't imagine how seriously I take that - even as I fail you. Mothering you is the first thing of consequence that I have ever done. " ~ Kelly Corrigan, Lift
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  19. " 'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!' " ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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  21. "I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what they had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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  23. "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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  25.  "...to think of Wisconsin specifically or the Midwest as a whole as anything other than beautiful is to ignore the extraordinary power of the land. The lushness of the grass and trees in August, the roll of the hills,...that rich smell of soil, the evening sunlight over a field of wheat, or the crickets chirping at dusk on a residential street: All of it, it has always made me feel at peace. There is room, there is a realness of place, The seasons are extreme, but they pass and return, pass and return...The Midwest: it is quietly lovely, not preening with the need to have its attributes remarked on. It is the place I am calmest and most myself." ~ Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
I would sooo love to read your favorite quotes from books. Pleeease?

Thanks so much for stopping.
Happy reading,
Angela
 
 
 
 



82 comments:

  1. The Inkspell quote is so insightful! And of course Alice in Wonderland always has me laughing. Thanks for sharing and visiting my post!

    I'm a new follower. Happy TTT!
    check out my TTT!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. Following you too. I so love your Robert Frost quote :)

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  2. Haha, I know, this was such a good topic - who doesn't love quotes?!
    #7 is perfect. Love it.
    #10 sounds like something that the majority of writers for academia really, really need to be told.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I completely agree with you on #10 :)

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  3. I love that quote from The Help! I really do need to get around to reading that book!:)

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    1. Hey Nina,
      Thanks so much for swinging by! Love your quote from The Catcher in the Rye.

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  4. I love these quotes. Especially Inkspell and the Winnie the Pooh ones.

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    1. Thanks Karin. You posted some pretty great ones yourself.

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  5. I love quote #1 :)) Great list!

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    1. Hi Edward,
      You gotta love Erma. I loved your quote from Divergent. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Awww... Love that Winnie The Pooh quote. Awesome list! :D

    Thanks for dropping by my Top 10! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Fara. Loved your quote from Statistical Probability.

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  7. I love those from Fahrenheit 451 & Winnie the Pooh. Thanks for commenting in my blog too! :)

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    1. Hey Melisa,
      The pleasure was mine. Thanks for swinging by. I truly appreciate it.

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  8. I'm another one who loves your Winnie the Pooh quotes. Great list. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann Kristin :)

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  9. Who knew Pooh was so quotable! I may have to reread that now that I am older, it seems like he's got a lot to teach! I also loved all the book love quotes!! Great list :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Ash. Your list is fantastic too.

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  10. Love these! I very nearly put the "promise me you'll always remember" and The Help quote you used as well! But I knew that if I did one or two above the limit, I wouldn't be able to stop myself. At. All.

    I love the cleanliness quote too, that's a funny one. Although, when I don't know what to do with myself, I clean. It makes me feel productive. Doesn't happen too often though.

    Thanks for visiting my list!

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    1. Oh barefootmeds, it was my pleasure. The memes you created are beautiful. I especially appreciate the To Kill a Mockingbird quote. I love to putz in the garden, so when it's too nice to be inside, I clean as little as possible. Thanks a million for stopping by.

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  11. Great list. Though I haven't read these books. I especially liked 4,5, & 7. Wow, Pooh seems to appear in many lists.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I loved your quote from Thirteen Reasons Why.

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  12. I loved American Wife, and that's such a wonderful quote you've picked out. (I am impatiently waiting for Curtis Sittenfeld to write another book!) The Walden quote is such a great one, too. Awesome list! :)

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    1. The quote from American Wife so vividly captures Wisconsin. I love it. Thank you so much for stopping and your kind words.

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  13. That Winnie the Pooh quote is one of my all-time favorites. I smile every time I see it.

    It's amazing how much knowledge and wisdom can be gleaned from Children's novels, isn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

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    1. Hi Laura,
      It is amazing what children's literature offers. It was my pleasure stopping by The Traveling Owl, I loved your Night Circus quotes.

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  14. Great quotes, especially the first one. Wish I had known it growing up when I heard that expression a lot.

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    1. Hey Alex,
      Thanks so much for stopping by with your kind words. I love Erma Bombeck's words of wisdom :)

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  15. Love the Winnie the Pooh quotes -- so cute!

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    1. Winnie the Pooh was born from the bedtime stories Milne would make up for his son. How sweet is that? Thanks a million for stopping by.

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  16. That one from Fahrenheit 451! What a great book.

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    1. Hi Trish,
      Thanks for stopping by! I love that quote too.

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  17. Love your quotes, especially Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web! Such amazing stories for children. Sweet and honest.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Hi Lauren, It was my pleasure. Loved your quote from Little Women. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  18. I know, narrowing it down to 10 is SO HARD! I really wanted to include something from F451 in mine but couldn't pick one. Yes to 7, 10 & 12!! Winnie the Pooh had such good quotes, you go A.A. Milne.

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    1. This Top Ten was so much fun. Loved your Catcher in the Rye quote.

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  19. Love your quotes, especialy Charlotte's Web, Of Mice and Men and The Help. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. Your quotes were awesome. Loved your quote from The Help too.

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  20. oh so love the charlotte's web and the help one, so many good ones!


    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Marissa,
      Thanks so much. Yours are great too. I love your quote from Matilda.

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  21. AH MY HEART. I had lots of things to say about other quotes on here but then I got to the Winnie the Pooh quote and fell in love with it all over again. I'm so using this in my wedding in some way!!

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    1. Awwww, that is so darn sweet, Jamie. Thanks a million for stopping by.

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  22. Winnie the Pooh has the beast quotes!! Can't believe I didn't think of him, hehe :)

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    1. He is a pretty wise, hunny-lovin' bear :) I loved your Hex Hall quote!

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    1. Thanks Amy, I love all the great quotes you posted from Fault in Our Stars.

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  24. Great list of quotes! I keep some of my favourites in a book journal but I also collect them on goodreads and have them show up at random on my blog.

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    1. That's really a great idea. I had a journal-sized notebook that I would jot stuff down in. But it eventually became so disorganized because I wrote everything in it, I had to ditch it. Ugh...

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  25. The Winnie The Pooh quote <3 I love that one. It's one of my favorites :) I also love the one from Alice on Wonderland and Inkspell! <3 Great choices there!

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/top-10-tuesday-10.html

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    1. Thanks so much. I especially enjoyed your Book Thief quote.

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  26. Books With Cass-TopTenTuesday
    Drop on by, I haven't read The Help! Seems like it could be really great!

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    1. Hi Cass,
      Great job on your first Top Ten. I love your quotes from The Pact.

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  27. Several people used that Inkspell quote. I think I might just need to go get it from the library. :-) Here's my Top Ten.

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    1. Hi Rina,
      I love your quote from Rose in Bloom. Thanks a bunch for stopping.

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  28. Horray for quoting from both Charlotte's Web AND Walden! :)

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    1. LOL. Thanks :) You too on Walden...

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  29. Ahh, I wanted to quote Winnie the Pooh too, but I lacked your courage to break the rules and stopped at 10!

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    1. Hey Leah,
      Thanks so much for coming by. Winnie the Pooh does offer some great wisdom.

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  30. Hahaha I love the one you chose from The Help! Great book :)
    I've been meaning to read American Wife forever!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Michele | Top 10

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    1. My pleasure Michele. Thanks so much for swinging by.

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  31. I love the Charlotte's Web! I have 3 Curtis Sittenfeld books in my "to read" pile..American wife is one of them. I'm really looking forward to it!

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    1. Hey Zo, That's great! Love your quotes from Tale of Two Cities :)

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  32. I really like your #5 quote. I read Inkspell, and to me, a reader who'd like to live inside a book, it was very meaningful. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. The pleasure was mine, Ally. Thank you back :)

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  33. Love your list especially the A.A. Milne one which is my favourite :)
    Thanks for droppin' by my my Top10 post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your stopping by,

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  34. I love the quote you picked from The Help. Such a great book.

    ♥JJ iReads♥ | Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

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    1. Hey JJ,
      I so LOVED your quote from The Help :)

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  35. Wonderful quotes! The Inkspell quote is actually in the header of my blog. You picked a lot of really meaningful ones – I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Kate,
      Thanks so much. I love your quote from Shiver.

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  36. Great choices! I loved the Winnie the Pooh ones and Of Mice and Men!

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    1. Hey there, Sonnie
      You had some fantastic quotes yourself :) Loved the one from The Awakening

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  37. it's top 13 tuesday! just kidding! i'll bet you've got even more that than. quotes are nice, aren't they? i love that quote by Kelly Corrigan, just in time for Mother's Day. ;)

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    1. Hey Aggie,
      Lol, Top Ten + 3 Free :) Love your quote from Sing You Home. Thank you so much for coming by.

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  38. I love your list, the Winnie-the-Pooh quotes and the one from Fahrenheit 451 are my personal favorites. Good choices!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well :-)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I love your quote from The Time Traveler's Wife. Fantastic!

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  39. I love this list! Especially the quote from Inkspell.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much Hollie. Love your quote from Warm Bodies.

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  40. The Winnie the Pooh ones are so great. Especially the last one. Also love the quote from Charlotte's Web :D
    Thanks for sharing! I'll check out your other quote post, too. *me loves quotes*

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    1. Hi Cayce, Thank you. Your quote from First Grave on the Right is hilarious :) Thanks for coming by.

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  41. I love winnie the pooh bear quotes.Real awesome.Thanks for sharing these lines.

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    1. You're quite welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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