Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books

Yes, I know this Top Ten is up later in the day than I usually post it. I don't know what to say, except that I've got one unit test, one final exam, and a capstone project that are all due by the end of the week. I was going to finish this post yesterday, but then suddenly it was bed time and I hadn't done it and there wasn't anything I could do about that. I have it up now, though: I didn't want to skip this week's Top Ten altogether because I really love the prompt. Here are ten of the quotes that inspire me! Many of these are from later books in series. Where I've reviewed a book in the series I've made the title a link to my review.

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass:
If everyone waited to do something good until they had purely unselfish motivations, no good would ever get done in the world. The point is to do it anyway. To do it at all.

The People of Sparks by Jeane DuPrau:
Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix:
I didn't have to ask anymore why Elizabeth died, why Daddy died, why I didn't. The new question I was obsessed with was, 'Okay, I lived - now what am I supposed to do with my life?'

The Secret Prince by Violet Haberdasher (link goes to my review of the first book in the series, Knightley Academy:
It is a good man who stands up for his friends, but an honorable man who stands up for his enemies.

The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling:
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix:
Maybe everyone is just waiting for someone else to save them.

The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling:
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling:
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan:
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis:
Crying is all right while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.

Just going through these quotes makes me feel better! Taken together, they remind me that a) the world does not revolve around me, b) kindness is always essential, and c) it's easier to be brave with the support of friends. What are your favorite book quotes?


  1. I love your quotes. I think Rowling is the queen of inspiration, honestly. There are so many quotes from HP that are universally accurate.

    Also, new follower!

    1. I agree, SMM Frost, JK Rowling has so many amazing, timeless qotes. I struggled with only putting three on this list, because there wereso many amazing ones to choose from.
      Thanks so much for the follow!


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