Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week. 

Here’s at least some of my favourite book quotes. Enjoy.


“I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.” 

― Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility


“Dawn was coming. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.”

– Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

– J. K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaban  


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


“I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword.”
She raised an eyebrow.
“Sharp as hell,” Lightsong said, “but lacking a point.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker


“I liked the idea of living in a city — any city, especially a strange one — liked the thought of traffic and crowds, of working in a bookstore, waiting tables in a coffee shop, who knew what kind of solitary life I might slip into? Meals alone, walking the dogs in the evenings; and nobody knowing who I was.”

– Donna Tartt, The Secret History


“Forgive me, for all the things I did but mostly for the ones that I did not.”

– Donna Tartt, The Secret History


“I need to stop fantasizing about running away to some other life and start figure out the one I have.”

– Holly Black, The Darkest Part of the Forest


“She laughed and broke into a run, racing out to grab handfuls of raindrops from the air, all alone in a world of diamonds.” 

― Scott Westerfeld, The Secret Hour


“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” 

― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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