Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines lists and books. This week asks for our favorite quotes from books.
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you.” The Fault In Our Stars
“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.” The Fault In Our Stars
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” Looking For Alaska
“I’m not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they’re gonna do. I’m just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” Looking For Alaska
“I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.” Looking For Alaska
“Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war” Looking For Alaska
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“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” Paper Towns
“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” Paper Towns
“I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.” Paper Towns
Bonuses… quotes not from books:
“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.”
“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.”
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”