Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Intriguing Quotes From Books I’ve Read Recently



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is all about book quotes. I chose ten intriguing quotes from books I’ve read so far in 2018. Some of these quotes come from Goodreads, so I can’t guarantee that they’re 100% accurate. Remember what Abraham Lincoln said about quotes on the internet:  









Intriguing Quotes From Books I’ve Read Recently






“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There’s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.” – Scythe – Neal Shusterman















“Small towns are best for spending Christmas, I think. They catch the mood quicker and change and come alive under its spell.” – The Complete Stories of Truman Capote – Truman Capote



















“We're all monsters. We're all careless and cruel in the end.” – This Monstrous Thing – Mackenzi Lee




















“Many girls at school were infatuated with his shallow athletic splendor and his golden handsome features that were biologically inherited and had nothing to do with the kind of person he might actually be.” – Criss Cross – Lynn Rae Perkins

















“Human nature is both predictable and mysterious; prone to great and sudden advances, yet still mired in despicable self-interest.” – Scythe – Neal Shusterman























“The trick and the beauty of language is that it seems to order the whole universe, misleading us into believing that we live in sight of a rational space, a possible harmony.” – The Dumb House – John Burnside

















“If you can't be yourself with yourself, how can you be you with other people?” – Still Points North – Leigh Newman



















I feel rather drab and shy for a few minutes. But then I remember that I am old and nobody is looking at me.” – Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey















“I remember when the houses used to whiz by as I walked—nearly running—to and from home. Ma would ask me afterwards about what I’d seen, whether certain neighbors were out, what I thought about someone’s new garden wall. I’d never noticed; it had all gone past in a flash. Now I have plenty of time to look at everything, and no one to tell what I’ve seen.” – Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey













“The trouble with being too careful about your wishes, though, was that you could end up with a wish so shapeless that it could come true and you wouldn’t even know it, or it wouldn’t matter.” – Criss Cross – Lynn Rae Perkins












Tell me about a good book you've read recently.









30 comments:

  1. Oh I like a lot of these! The Truman Capote, the Mackenzie Lee, and the Leigh Newman are my favorites.

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  2. I really love the quotes from Scythe. I'm hoping to use my bullet journal this year to better keep track of book quotes that I love.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. I like the 'Elizabeth is Missing' quotes, maybe that's one for the TBR :)

    My TTT: https://basedonthebook.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-book-quotes.html

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  4. I liked The Open Door, which is a collection of poems from the first 100 years of Poetry magazine. But I don't think you read much poetry.

    I gave 4 stars to An Arrangement of Skin, by Anna Journey. There are elements of it that I don't like though, so it's like a low 4. Anyway, it's a collection of essays. Kind of autobiographical.

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  5. Those quotes from Elizabeth is Missing are rather hreatbreaking. :(

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  6. lincoln is right, it's hard to tell whether a quote is correct online, I usually take it directly from the book even though it is easier to just look for them online and I do find some of them are altered slightly so...

    I like those 'elizabeth is missing' quotes, guess they sort of makes sense to me, though I haven't read any of these books.

    do you really want us to tell you about a good book we read? well, I just finished 'the story girl' by L.M. Montgomery - I'm very fond of that book.

    have a lovely day.

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  7. I LOVE THESE; great quotes to make you think. Scythe is filled with a lot of memorable quotes, I can't wait to read Thunderhead!

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  8. Oh I love this monstrous thing quote. Great list

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  9. I love these quotes! I haven't read (or even heard of) most of the books but they sound interesting.

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  10. Don't think I don't notice the political picture placement ;) #IApprove

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  11. I love the Scythe quotes!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/top-ten-tuesday-149/

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  12. The quote from Still Points North is a great quote. I like it.

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  13. I hadn't heard of any of these before but wow they are great. I am loving checking out all the quotes this week (more than trying to pick only 10 for myself) and finding new quotes to love and embrace.

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  14. I'm glad to see a quote from Mackenzi's other book in here! I really enjoyed that one a lot too. :)

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  15. I love that Truman Capote one.

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  16. Love these. Scythe quotes jumped out at me, of course, and the Elizabeth is Missing ones.

    Life has put me on a an accidental reading and blogging hiatus, but I did start reading Far From the Tree this week, and am enjoying it.

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  17. I keep hearing about Scythe lately, I may have to pick it up!

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  18. Great list of quotes! And the Abraham Lincoln quote made me laugh. :)

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  19. Haven't read any of these but these quotes got me interested!

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  20. I loved the Criss Cross qupte, it's so true!

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  21. I like the Truman Capote quote!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-book-quotes.html

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  22. You were smart too and found a way to narrow down this topic. I was way to overwhelmed, so I just skipped it. These are really interesting quotes. I totally love the Schusterman and Capote quotes.

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  23. I don't really pay much attention to quotes personally. I'm too busy reading the books!

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  24. great quotes here AJ! My favorite will have to be Mackenzi Lee's we are definitely all monsters. At least capable of being.

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  25. I love the style of this post and how rather than posting a book cover you found a picture that you felt goes with the quote! I'm so excited to read Scythe later this month! I have not read Criss Cross, but I like that quote since I think too many people are too infatuated with the outside of a person rather than what's on the inside.

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  26. I definitely need to read Shusterman and Lee soon! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  27. I'm horrible about keeping track of quotes, but those Scythe quotes make me want to read it again!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  28. Oh these are amazing quotes - especially the ones from Scythe, wow, makes me want to read that book haha :)
    Lovely choices :) x

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  29. I love the two Neal Shusterman quotes, I will have to check out his books!

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