Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers from all over share their own top ten list based on the topic of the week.  You can find all Top Ten Tuesdays here.

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books

I’m not someone who pays a lot of attention to quotes, and even when I come across something inspiring or challenges me, I don’t always think to save the quote anywhere, but here ten quotes that inspire me ad make me think.

“I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s okay to be a blank canvas. maybe it’s okay that my future is unknown.”

-From Isla And The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.”

-From Delirium by Lauren Oliver

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

-From Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling

“It is astounding to me, and achingly sad, that with eighty thousand people on the waiting list for donated hearts and livers and kidneys, with sixteen a day dying on that list, that more than half of the people in the position H’s family was in will say no, will choose to burn those organs or let them rot.  We abide the surgeon’s scalpel to save our own lives, our loved one’s lives, but not to save a stranger’s life.  H has no heart, but heartless is the last thing you’d call her.”

-From Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

“And no matter what you do or how hard you try, you can’t stop yourself from dreaming.”

-From It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

“Sometimes you have to give up something you are to get to who you want to be.”

-From This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

“Our dreams are fluid, just as we are.  They change as we change.”

-From Breaker by Emma Raveling

“Sometimes we expect more than people are capable of giving at the moment.”

-From On The Fence by Kasie West

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them.”

-From Cress by Marissa Meyer

“I am the author of my story and I can tell it any way I want.”

-From The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books

    • I never think to save them and when a post like this comes up, I always have to go looking for some! The Isla one is definitely perfect for YA, and the one from Cress is one of my favorites

  1. I came really close to quoting Stiff, but decided against it at the last minute. I love the quote you shared. I also really like that Harry Potter quote. It’s so true.

    Thank you for sharing.

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