Top Ten Favorite Books Quotes I’ve Read this Year

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Book Quotes I’ve Read this Year

I love quotes!  A good quote can really speak to you and stick with you through life.    It’s so hard for me to pick favorites, though.  So, to give myself less stress, I’ve decided to only include quotes from books I’ve read this year!

So, here we go:

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Blogmas Book Quote | A Christmas Inspiration

Blogmas Book Quotes

Hello! It’s time for another Blogmas Book Quote!

Today I’m sharing a lovely little quote from LM Montgomery’s short story, A Christmas Inspiration.  It is one of the stories featured in A Vintage Christmas, and it has been one of my favorites from the entire collection that I’ve read so far.  It is such a sweet story about giving and thinking of others, especially about those who often feel forgotten, and it just warmed my heart while reading it.


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“How lovely the world is,” said Jean.

“This is really the very happiest Christmas morning I have ever known,” declared Nellie.  “I never felt so really Christmassy in my inmost soul before.”

“I suppose,” said Beth thoughtfully, “that it is because we have discovered for ourselves the old truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive.  I’ve always known it, in a way, but I never realized it before.”

“Blessing on Jean’s Christmas inspiration,” said Nellie.  “But, girls, let us try to make it an all-the-year-round inspiration, I say.  We can bring a little of our own sunshine into Miss Allen’s life as long as we live with her.”

~ LM Montgomery, The Christmas Inspiration


Thanks for reading! 💚❤

 


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Blogmas Book Quotes | The Gift

Blogmas Book Quotes

Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another Blogmas Book Quote!

Today’s quote comes from The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.  This quote may be short, but to me, with Christmas only one week away, I feel like this quote is an especially prevalent reminder of just how precious this time of year can be.


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“Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.  Time can’t be given.  But it can be shared.” 

~Cecelia Ahern, The Gift


Have you read The Gift? Also, share with me a favorite memory you shared with someone important to you!

 

Blogmas Book Quotes | Laura Ingalls Wilder

Blogmas Book Quotes

Hey everyone! One of my favorite Blogmas series I do on my blog is Blogmas Book Quotes, where I share a Christmas-y themed book quote, and it is back!  I did this last December and I also did did something similar in October, except they were all fall/Halloween themed.  I just love looking for festive quotes! I always get in such a Christmas-y mood when I read them.

Today’s quote is not from a book, actually, but it is from the author of the Little House series.  When I saw this quote, I just fell in love with it and had to use it, even though it’s not technically from a book, that I’m aware of.


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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder


What’s one of your favorite childhood, Christmas memories? I would love to hear them!


 

Blogtober Book Quotes | Fahrenheit 451

Blogtober Book Quotes

It’s time for another Blogtober Book Quote!  Today I’m back with another Ray Bradbury quote, but this time it’s from his widely famous novel, Fahrenheit 451!  I absolutely love this book, and this particular quote describes the atmosphere of autumn so incredibly well.


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The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. […] The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury just has such a way with words!


 

Blogtober Book Quotes | The Halloween Tree

Blogtober Book Quotes

It’s time for another Blogtober Book Quote!  Today’s quote comes from one of my October TBR picks, and that is The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury!  I love how descriptive and atmospheric this quote is.  It just feels so much like Halloween!


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Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.

~ Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree


Doesn’t this quote just make you so excited for Halloween?!


 

Blogtober Book Quotes | The Road Not Taken

Blogtober Book Quotes

Hello!  Today I am back with another Blogtober Book Quote.  Today I’m sharing Robert Frost’s iconic poem, The Road Not Taken.  There’s just something about this poem that I have always appreciated it.  While I realize this poem isn’t super seasonal, it just reminds me of autumn so much.


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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”


While I haven’t always been the biggest fan of poetry, lately I’ve really come to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of it!

What is one of your favorite poems?


 

Blogtober Book Quotes | Anne of Green Gables

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Hey everyone! In honor of Blogtober and Blogoween, I’ve decided to do a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogtober Book Quotes.  It’s very similar to what I did during Blogmas except, instead of Christmas quotes (obviously, lol), I’ll be sharing quotes that remind me of autumn and Halloween.

Today, I’m starting things off with such a classic, October quote from one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables!


October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.

Anne reveled in the world of color about her.

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.”

~ LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Don’t you just love the beauty of October?


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Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Book Quotes

I think it’s so fitting that this is this week’s topic, because just the other day, I was thinking about book quotes, and how there’s so many really amazing quotes out there.  Also, instead of explaining why I like each of these quotes, I’ve decided to just let these quotes speak for themselves. And, on a side note, just know that I tried really hard not to just make all these quotes from L M Montgomery, because I could have. 😂 Alright, let’s get started!

 

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“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 

 

 

 

 

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“We mustn’t let next week rob us of this week’s joy.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“If we spend all of today thinking about tomorrow, today will be gone, and we will have missed it.”

– Robin Jones Gunn, 17 Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,” she explained. “They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.”

– Cynthia Hand, The Afterlife of Holly Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal”

– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

 

 

 

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“The thing is that people only get hurt—really hurt—when they’re trying to play it safe. That’s when people get injured, when they pull back at the last second because they’re scared. They hurt themselves and other people.”

– Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer

 

 

 

 

 

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“if you hate the one who hates, you could risk becoming like the one you hate.”

– Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”

– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

 

 

 

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“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

– Lois Lowry, The Giver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda

 

 

 


I hope you enjoyed reading some of my favorite quotes. I’d love to read yours!

Thanks for reading!


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Top Five Favorite Quotes About Love

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

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Because it’s so close to Valentine’s Day, this week’s topic was anything Valentine’s Day/love related.  I really loved Jana’s take with this week, and so I decided to follow her lead, and share with you all some of my favorite, romantic quotes from some of my favorite books and characters.  Also, I’ve decided to stick with just a top 5 today, because I want the quotes I choose to be from books I really adore, with quotes that actually mean something to me!


A Walk to Remember

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“I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn’t. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.”

I just finished A Walk to Remember yesterday, and so I’m still a puddle of emotions and reeling from this book.  It was so good!!

 

Check it out on Goodreads!

 

Anne of the Island

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“I don’t want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU. You see I’m quite as shameless as Phil about it. Sunbursts and marble halls may be all very well, but there is more ‘scope for imagination’ without them. And as for the waiting, that doesn’t matter. We’ll just be happy, waiting and working for each other — and dreaming. Oh, dreams will be very sweet now.”

I’m pretty sure you all knew this quote was going to be on here!  Anne and Gilbert are my faves forever! *happy sigh*

Check it out on Goodreads!

 

If I Stay

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“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”

If I Stay is one of my favorite books, and there’s so many beautiful, quotable things in it!  This book made me cry my eyes out, and I loved it, and this quote.

 

Check it out on Goodreads!

A Time to Cherish

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“And so are you, Kilikina.”  Todd stopped in the sand and wrapped his arms around her.  “You are the one I cherish.”

Christy and Todd were the ultimate relationship goals to teenage me.  I love how you get to watch their relationship grow throughout the entire series, and I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for these books!

 

Check it out on Goodreads!

Nancy’s Mysterious Letter

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“If you want me to dress in feathers and war paint and play the Scotch bagpipes up and down the Main Street, I’ll do it without asking why.”

I’ve always loved this quote from Nancy’s boyfriend, Ned, because it shows how much he really loves her.  Ned knows she’s a bit eccentric, and that she’ll cancel their date to solve a mystery, and yet, he doesn’t try to change her to become the “ideal girlfriend” – this is especially notable because of the time this book was written – he just loves and accepts her the way she is.

Check it out on Goodreads!



That’s my Top Ten Tuesday, well, Top Five Tuesday!  Thanks so much for reading! 

What are some of your favorite, romantic book quotes?


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