Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From the Past Year

toptentuesdayI haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday post in forever! But this week’s topic really caught my fancy since over the past year I’ve read some pretty good books and I’ve highlighted a lot of funny, memorable, truth-filled, and heart breaking quotes.

These aren’t my absolute favorite quotes from these books, but I picked ones that stood out to me for one reason or another. For some of these books it was hard to pick just one quote to share!

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Persuasion“Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.”



theevolutionofmaradyer“You’re stronger than you believe. Don’t let your fear own you. Own yourself.”


Jurassic Park“All major changes are like death. You can’t see to the other side until you are there.”



earnest“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”


It was hard to pick just one from this book!:

The Martian“It’s true, you know. In space, no one can hear you scream like a little girl.”



Wives and Daughters“I won’t say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn’t me!”



openroadsummer“If you have a best friend you can laugh with and a few good songs, you’re more than halfway there.”



MTLGTM“Would you rather be great at something you like, or just okay at something you love?”



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”

robinhood“You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath not to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you.”

What are some of your favorite book quotes? I’d love to hear them!

43 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From the Past Year

  1. Fabulous list! I adore that “Wives & Daughters” quote and of course, anything Austen = fabulous. Great to see the “True Love” novella on her as well. I remember really enjoying most of the stories inside. :)

  2. Lovely selection of quotes! That quote you chose from Persuasion always breaks my heart, and I love your choice of quote from The Martian–I totally forgot about that one, I remember laughing out loud when I first read that :D Oh man, I really need to re-read Wives and Daughters one of these days xD

    My TTT

  3. Ooo I love your choices, wonderful list. The Importance of Being Earnest is so quotable, but that’s Oscar Wilde for you I guess. :P Your post has just reminded me how much I adore Persuasion – a much-needed re-read is on the cards in the future methinks! (My List)

  4. I had trouble picking just one from The Martian too. :) These are some excellent choices. I love that one from Gaskell! And the last one. :)

  5. Great quotes! I’ve highlighted so many great quotes I’ve read this year, but none are popping to mind right now. Jane Austen has produced so many wonderful phrases and descriptions.

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