Top Ten Tuesday

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The Broke and the Bookish

Favorite Book Quotes

1. 

THE MOON IS A LOYAL COMPANION. IT NEVER LEAVES. IT’S ALWAYS THERE, WATCHING, STEADFAST, KNOWING US IN OUR LIGHT AND DARK MOMENTS, CHANGING FOREVER JUST AS WE DO. EVERY DAY ITS A DIFFERENT VERSION OF ITSELF. SOMETIMES WEAK AND WAN, SOMETIMES STRONG AND FULL OF LIGHT. THE MOON UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.
UNCERTAIN. ALONE. CRATERED BY IMPERFECTIONS.
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

2. 

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

– J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

3. 

“But there is something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say the things we’d never say in the light.”

 -Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

4.

“Knowledge does have a way of making you an outcast.”

– Jackson Pearce, Sisters Red

5.

” Life and death were so unpredictable. So close to each other. We existed moment to moment, never knowing who would be the next to leave this world.”

– Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

6.  

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

– Veronica Roth, Divergent

7.

“Synonyms know each other like old colleagues, like a set of friends who’ve seen the world together. They swap stories, reminisce about their origins and forget that though they are similar, they are entirely different, and though they share a certain set of attributes, one can never be the other. Because a quiet night is not the same as a silent one, a firm man is not the same as a steady one, and a bright light is not the same as a brilliant one because the way they wedge themselves into a sentence changes everything.”

-Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

8.

“But even lambs have to be lions sometimes.”

– Amy Christine Parker, Gated

9.

“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.”

– Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

10.

“Sometimes, as we’re stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.”

– Susan Ee, Angelfall

P.S I realize I mentioned quotes by Tahereh Mafi a lot but she has a beautiful way with words. Also a lot of these are from recent reads, I find new quotes I fall in love with all the time so my favorites change as time goes on. But the first two will be my favorites for always!

What are some of your favorite book quotes?

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