Top Five Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

15:00 Cilla P 12 Comments

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I absolutely love quotes, so I was excited when I saw the topic for this week's TTT. Unfortunately I have been pretty slack with noting down quotes lately, and I can only think up five. I really love these five though, and hopefully you will enjoy them too!

1. "What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men." - Leigh Bardugo

If you haven't heard (and if you don't live around here, chances are you haven't), Indonesia has recently had a terrible bout of forest fires that led to terrible haze in the region. The sad thing is, this is an annual activity. People slash and burn forests to open up fields so they can plant, regardless of the damage to other human beings and nature. Every. Year. This quote keeps ringing in my head every time I read a news article about the fire.

2. “Beliefs are the roads we take to our dreams. Believe you can do something-or believe you can't-and you'll be right everytime.” - Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home

This quote reflects something I've been working hard at for a long time - positive thinking. I have a tendency to worry and talk myself out of doing things, and it's cost me opportunities in the past. So I'm trying to believe in myself more these days, and hope it will lead me the right way.

3. "Power isn't about doing something terrible to someone who's weaker than you, Reiner. It's having the strength to do something terrible, and choosing not to." - Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

I don't have much to say about this except that I agree with this 100%.

4. “Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” - Marissa Meyer, Cress

I love this quote in context of the novel, with the skittish dreamer of a heroine who grew to find her strength. I also love this as a reminder to seize opportunities that come my way. The romantic part of me still believes in fate, but I also believe in making things happen for myself.

5. "You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing." - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

There are so many quotes I love from Yes Please, but this struck me the most. As mentioned above, I am a worrier. I worry and think and talk about it, but I don't do it. I like to keep this quote in mind to push myself and just do.

Tell me, what quotes have you found and loved this year?

12 comments:

  1. I like the quote especially from Yes, Please. Thank you for sharing it and all your quotes.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/11/book-quotes-i-love-from-last-year.html

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    1. Yes, Please is an excellent book. Thank you for stopping by! I shall visit your TTT now :)

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  2. Great quotes. I love the one from Sing You Home - it resonates with me too and also Amy Poheler's quote.
    I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible fires in your area. :(

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! The fires were truly awful, but thankfully most of them have been put out by now and the smoke cleared.

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  3. Ooo Cil, I love #3! I haven't read any Picoult, like ever, but that is just so spot on.

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    1. :O You should read a Picoult novel, Alyson! I think you may enjoy it. If you ever do decide to pick one up, start with The Storyteller or Nineteen Minutes. They can be draining to read, but are still so good.

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  4. #4 is my favorite quote from Cress as well! Such a fantastic book! I'm dying trying to get my hands on Winter now :)

    Check out my TTT here: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/top-10-tuesday-favorite-recent-book-quotes/

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    1. Right?? Cress is so fabulous. Omg it took me two trips to two bookshops before I gave up and ordered Winter online. I'm still waiting for it to arrive, and hoping it won't take too long! Thanks for stopping by, Jane! :)

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  5. I absolutely love #3! (I've not actually read that book, though.)

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    1. It's a fantastic book! The themes can make it pretty hard to read, but it's worth a go :)

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  6. Jodi Picoult always has such great quotable parts in her books! My TTT

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