Blogmas Book Quote | Ring Out, Wild Bells

Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas.

I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st!


“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells


Happy New Year! Here’s to an amazing 2019! 🥂🎉

 


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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!

 

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 | 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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Blogmas Book Quotes | Anne of Green Gables

Blogmas Book Quotes

Hello! It has been snowing so much the past few days.  Where I live, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  So, when I came across this little passage from Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me of how magical snow truly can be!


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Christmas morning broke on a beautiful white world. It had been a very mild December and people had looked forward to a green Christmas; but just enough snow fell softly in the night to transfigure Avonlea. Anne peeped out from her frosted gable window with delighted eyes. The firs in the Haunted Wood were all feathery and wonderful; the birches and wild cherry trees were outlined in pearl; the plowed fields were stretches of snowy dimples; and there was a crisp tang in the air that was glorious. Anne ran downstairs singing until her voice reechoed through Green Gables.

“Merry Christmas, Marilla! Merry Christmas, Matthew! Isn’t it a lovely Christmas? I’m so glad it’s white. Any other kind of Christmas doesn’t seem real, does it?”

~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?


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Blogmas Book Quotes | The Book Thief

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Hi everyone!  In honor of Blogmas, I’ve created a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogmas Book Quotes.  Basically, throughout the month of December, I’ll be sharing different Christmas-y photos and quotes.  My goal is to share a quick, little bit of Christmas spirit!


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“It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.”

~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


Have you read The Book Thief? If so, share your favorite part in the comments!


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3 Days, 3 Quotes \\ Day Three

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I was tagged by Giovanna at Book Coma to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge! Thank again for tagging me! I have had so much fun with this tag. 🙂

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Today’s quote is from A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I really like this quote, because so often in life, there is so much judgement when it comes to people’s hobbies, passions, and even something as simple as what books people “should” read.  This quote really puts all those judgements aside though, and actually validates that people should be allowed to enjoy what they enjoy (as long as it does not harm them or others).

” Don’t fell bad for one moment for doing what brings you joy.”

– Sarah J. Maas

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