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Top Ten Book Quotes

Today’s theme over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl is Top Ten Book Quotes. I have participated in this before here (the post that contains a grilled oatmeal recipe!) and also made lists of favorite book(ish) quotes at other times randomly here and here for a Children’s Book Week of a year past. 

There are many quotable quotes in books and this time around, I decided to pick quotes from the books I have featured so far in my ABCWednesday series – one from each of them – A through I; and one general quote about books to wrap up the ten! Not all these quotes are inspirational, but all of them ring so true for me; some made me smile, others inspired, while some needed to be here just because….

First up is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She, in her own words, does give good advice that can be quoted too!

From the mouth of a horse, literally – this quote is from a childhood favorite of mine – Black BeautyAnd aren’t those words so true and applicable each and everyday, even more so today?

The wisdom from that eminent philospher – Calvin – from a beloved comic I love to read still – Calvin and Hobbes. The quote referenced is from the cartoon that can be viewed here.

From a book that inspired, made me smile, made me cry, made me mindful of so much more – Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Reminded me of how I wished I would be, and sometimes was as a thirteen year old (minus the number of brothers, of course – I have just the one). From The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The first adventure/mystery series I ever read and still enjoy reading – Enid Blyton’s Famous Five

The book that sparks discussions galore but never fails to make me feel happy and weepy all at the same time – Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree

Magical, lyrical, beautiful – this book is all that and more. Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret – loved the book, enjoyed the movie, and grew my love for gears and automatons with the reading of this book. The ABCWednesday on this book is coming later today 🙂 and the photo used for the quote below is a shoe-box diorama my son made as part of a fourth-grade school project.

And one last quote about books in general that I found myself nodding in agreement to with a BIG smile (and the reader would agree too on those days when you drop by my place and I am lost in a book!)

And what about you, reader? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? You can check out more about the books by clicking on the links provided for each of them. 

And what are your favorite book quotes? 

Leaving you all with another quote that I do believe is true, considering the number of children’s stories I read 🙂

C.S. Lewis — ‘A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.’

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Quotes

  1. Lovely post. One of my favourite quotes is

    “Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.”
    ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  2. I love reading books and remembering some quotes. I like this one best: ‘ It’s amazing what you can see when you just sit quietly and look’. 🙂

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