Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes from Printz Award Winners

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten quotes I love from books I read this year. I’m not the type of person who writes down quotes, so I’m relying on Goodreads for this, but we all know that you can’t trust the quotes you find on the Internet.

This year, I’ve been reading (or rereading) all of the Printz Award winners. I decided to choose ten quotes from Printz books.

10 Random (and hopefully accurate) Printz Quotes

1. “There's light and joy, but there's also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.” – Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond.

2. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – Looking for Alaska by John Green.

3. “Is a person worth more because they have someone to grieve for them?” – Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

4. “I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.” – How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.

5. “So, now I've been to see a drug counselor who told me I need to lay off the drugs and talk about my feelings, and a shrink who heard what I had to say and immediately put me on drugs.” – Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

6. “It's easy to become anything you wish . . . so long as you're willing to forfeit your soul.” – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

7. “It’s human nature to tear one another apart. Be glad you come from such a successful line of killers.” – Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.

8. “I can't seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.” – Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.

9. “‘I love you,’ I say to him, only it comes out, ‘Hey.’
‘So damn much,’ he says back, only it comes out, ‘Dude.’
He still won’t meet my eyes.” – I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.

10. “He is everything, everything, everything I ever admired and wanted and couldn't have. He is everything I needed and couldn't find in real life. Of course he is. That's why I invented him.” – The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean.



  1. Gorgeous quotes^^ I still need to read Looking for Alaska and Jellicoe Road - I really need to fix that soon, ESPECIALLY after these lovely quotes you shared here! Thanks for sharing! xx

  2. Great quote from I'll Give you the sun. I love that part in the book.

  3. Nice ones! I don't know most of those books but the quotes are good!

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  4. So many great ones. Love the Looking for Alaska and I'll Give You the Sun ones.

  5. I loved I'll Give You The Sun and that qoute is one of my favorites. I actually have Looking For Alaska but have yet to read it -- absolutely loving that quote though!

    Nice list!
    ~Cari @ myaddictionbooks.blogspot.com

  6. Okay, I'm just going to tell you now that your Abraham Lincoln quote is HILARIOUS and I loved it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. The White Darkness quote, love it!