Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic:
Favorite Book Quotes

  1. "Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts." - To Kill A Mockingbird

  2. "Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living" - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  3. "People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness." - The Book Thief

  4. "Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Fahrenheit 451

  5. "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center-light pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'" - On The Road {I didn't like the book, but I love this quote}

  6. "...you feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with your life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless but that's okay that's alright because we're all meant to be like that at twenty-four." - One Day

  7. "You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything." - Thirteen Reasons Why

  8. "Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth." - Francesca Lia Block

  9. "No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention." - Invisible Monsters

  10. "To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision" - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

  11. Bonus:

  12. "All subjects are the same. I memorize notes for a test, spew it, ace it, then forget it. What makes this scary for the future of our country is that I'm in the tip-top percentile on every standardized test. I'm a model student with a very crappy attitude about learning." - Sloppy Firsts


AliBird said...

Great list! I really like/hate your bonus quote. It's so true, but so worrisome at the same time. Makes you really want to take a good hard look at our education system!

Daisy said...

Your bonus quote is so true! I've aced tests that I can now remember little of the subject from, I'm ashamed to admit.
Your quote from Thirteen Reasons Why makes me want to bump it up om my to-read list.

Jamie said...

Loved your quotes! Especially the EL&IC one and the On the Road one. I have the On the Road one on my FB. I decided to keep it off my list this time since I show it more love than the other ones that I like! :)

Hilde said...

I love the first one! And I really see myself in the last one - I was a good student, yet a very bad one.

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

I definitely agree about On the Road, that quote is fabulous! The book? Not so much.

Kelly A. said...

I don't know why, I just love the first one! I have a lot of favorite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Melody said...

I can relate to #2. What a great quote.

readerbuzz said...

I absolutely agree with you about the On the Road quote. Love the quote; hated the book!

Here's mine:

Kayla + Cyna said...

:3 Love the list. I actually haven't seen too much To Kill a Mockingbird around, but I like your pick. The rest are nice, too, especially 2. 11 made me laugh though, cause I did pretty much the same thing.

Red said...

I love your blog title. And you have some great quotes!

The To Kill a Mockingbird quote is one of my favorites.

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