Top ten tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Have Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year


Hellllllllllllo readers, it’s a Tuesday and it’s time for another top ten tuesday kinda post. I am super excited about this weeks topic because as you might know I lave quotes. Especially the kind you find in really great books. Have to admit I am so happy that it wasn’t ten of your favourite quotes because there is no way  I could have picked ten; however these are a number that I have really adored over the past year.

“Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

“some people aren’t just people, but a place—a whole world. Sometimes you find someone you could live in for the rest of your life.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”
Charles Bukowski, Post Office

“would you reach in the drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn’t read this sort of thing without her lipstick.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories


“People are too various to be treated so lightly. I am too various to be trusted.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

“The stars are a free show; it don’t cost anything to use your eyes”
George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

“He wonders what memories she is rediscovering, what thoughts are catching in her mouth like the dust blown from unused textbooks.”
Jon McGregor, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

annnnnd because I couldn’t not.

It was like there was an elephant in the room. An elephant that expected us to have sex.” 

Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

There we go, ten utterly gorgeous quotes that I think are just wonderful. I really tried not to be to cliché but there were just some that I couldn’t not include. As always comments, queries, what would you add or take away let me know or tweet me @littlebookblog1

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  1. Kim
    November 17, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Great pciks! I especially love the first two 🙂

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  2. November 17, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Ha! The last one. These are all great, especially the Breakfast at Tiffany’s quote. Holly Golightly is such a gem.

    • November 17, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      So true! I couldn’t decide which quote to use she says so many wonderful things!

  3. November 17, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    I was going to have a go at this one too and one of mine will be that exact quote from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Such a great character and that quote really sums it up. I love the Caitlin Moran you choose too, she’s one of my absolutely favourite writers.

    • November 17, 2015 / 5:09 pm

      It was really hard to pick because there are so many brilliant quotes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – but I agree that one is definitely one of the best! Caitlin Moran is just amazing! I got to meet her recently tooooo 😀

      • November 17, 2015 / 5:10 pm

        You got to meet her?!? I am green with envy! What was she like? As incredible as I’m imagining?

        • November 17, 2015 / 5:17 pm

          I did!! Me and the bloody awesome Caitlin Moran I met her at the Stylist Live event I was invited too! Got to see her do a live talk then hung back and met her, then hugged her twice and she signed my book – eeeeek. She was just amazing – she talked exactly how I expected her too and she was just fab. I nearly cried a bit. (totes did)

          • November 17, 2015 / 5:17 pm

            Ignore my slightly shocked face hahahah

          • November 17, 2015 / 6:17 pm


    • November 17, 2015 / 5:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed going to have a look at your list now! :3

  4. November 17, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    That first quote, from 1Q84 really speaks to me. I love it. The book is on my TBR, but that quote is going in my quote journal. Great TTT!

  5. November 17, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Interesting selection of quotes. In fact, there are a few that I now want to joy down in my quote book! 🙂

    • November 23, 2015 / 10:24 am

      Oh I love a quote notebook – it’s always lovely to have beautiful ones written down so you don’t forget them!

  6. November 17, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    The To Kill A Mockingbird quote is just brilliant and, to be honest, it’s probably something we could all relate to. I’m planning to read How to Build a Girl and The Fault in Our Stars soon and your quotes just make me want to read them more.

    • November 18, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      It is so so so true – I love that quote! I How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran but both were brilliant 😀 and yes The Fault in our Stars is a must read!!

    • November 18, 2015 / 3:11 pm

      Definitely add Caitlin Moran (if you haven’t read anything from her yet!) and Down and Out in Paris and London I love it so so so much more that 1984 😀

  7. November 18, 2015 / 6:15 am

    I love that George Orwell quote about the stars. I never really save quotes from books, but now I see how amazing it is to have a little snippet of favorite books – or just favorite lines – saved somewhere.

    • November 23, 2015 / 10:25 am

      It’s stunning isn’t it! I love that it’s not from 1984 because I think so many of his other books are better 🙂

  8. November 19, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    Our of your ten, this one is my favorite: “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird“

    • November 23, 2015 / 10:22 am

      It’s a stunning quote and one I rarely see anywhere and yet it’s so brilliant 🙂

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