Tuesday, May 8, 2012
11:30 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Top Ten Favorite Quotes
Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This has to be the BEST Top Ten Tuesday topic ever! I love quotes. I love finding meanings in them. I love how they have the power to change us and also portray exactly what we are feeling. They are just beautiful.
So here’s my Top 10!
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I first read this when I was in high school and at the time I thought that this couldn’t be more true. Now, several years later, I find that it is.
“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!” Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I loved this quote so much I actually have a bracelet with it on there. It just fits me. I’m so afraid that no matter how much I love someone that it will never be enough to make me truly happy.
“This is our story to tell. You’d think for all the reading I do, I would have thought about this before, but I haven’t. I’ve never once thought about the interpretative, the story telling aspect of life, of my life. I always felt like I was in a story, yes, but not like I was the author of it, or like I had any say in its telling whatsoever.” The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Don’t we all feel this way sometimes?
“Every story is part of a whole, entire life, you know? Happy and sad and tragic and whatever, but an entire life. And books let you know them.” Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
“When someone you love dies, people ask you how you're doing, but they don't really want to know. They seek affirmation that you're okay, that you appreciate their concern, that life goes on and so can they. Secretly they wonder when the statute of limitations on asking expires (its three months, by the way. Written or unwritten, that's about all the time it takes for people to forget the one thing that you never will).” Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
This quote really hit home for me. I read this book during a tough time in my life when I was searching for answers. While this book didn’t completely healed, I think it put me on the right path.
“That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.” Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
This is just a beautiful quote about not only being with the one you love but the one that you need.
“Send the messangers for the faery courts. This is the end.” Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
When I first read this quote in the synopsis it gave me chills and it still does every time I read it.
“I learned that love can transcend race and time, and that it can be beautiful and perfect and worth fighting for but also fragile and heartbreaking, and sometimes sacrifice is necessary. That sometimes it's you against the world, and there are no easy answers. That you have to know when to hold on...and when to let go. And even if that love comes back, you could discover something in someone else who has been there all along.” The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
My favorite part is the knowing when to hold on and when to let go. I think this is one of the hardest things to do when it comes to love.
“Ed, it was everything, those nights on the phone, everything we said until late became later and then later and very late and finally to go to bed with my ear warm and worn and red from holding the phone close close close so as not to miss a word of what it was, because who cared how tired I was in the humdrum slave drive of our days without each other. I’d ruin any day, all my days, for those long nights with you, and I did. But that’s why right there it was doomed. We couldn’t only have the magic nights buzzing through the wires. We had to have the days, too, the bright impatient days spoiling everything with their unavoidable schedules, their mandatory times that don’t overlap, their loyal friends who don’t get along, the unforgiven travesties torn from the wall no matter what promises are uttered past midnight, and that's why we broke up.” Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
This is the quote I wanted to use from this book. I don’t have the book with me and I couldn’t find it online so I used this. I thought it was pretty good as well. I’ll post the other one later once I get home and can copy it from my book.
“The fate of this man or that man was less than a drop, although it was a sparkling one, in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea.” The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Ah, this book has so many quotes in it that I love. It was so hard to choose just one. I love this one though because it really portrays perfectly how each of our lives are beautiful individually but in the end we are just a very small part of this extremely large thing.
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