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 Beauty. And aren’t those words so true and applicable each and everyday, even more so today?
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.’