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Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books

I really am inspired by so many fantastic writers out there, and I love this favorite quotes from books prompt from The Broke and the Bookish. People far wiser than me have said some truly fantastic things that have shaped me in one way or another.

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Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

favorite quotes from books

1“Humans are amphibians…half spirit and half animal…as spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time” from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

2“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” (Anne Shirley) from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montegomery.

3“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” (The Queen) from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

4“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” (Albus Dumbledore) from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

5“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be” from The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams.

6“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” (Fred and George Weasley) from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

7“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light” from A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle.

8“‘You love me. Real or not real?’ I tell him, ‘Real'” (Katniss) from Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

9“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment” from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

10“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men” from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl.

What are your favorite quotes from books?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • #2 is a great thought!

    (I also love the line from Dumbledore. :))

  • Patriciab311

    Haha love #9! That’s so Austen.

  • Great list. I love all of those!

  • REAL!! REEEEAL!! 🙂

  • SO glad to see Roald Dahl make the list! I love his whimsy.

  • We have two quotes in common, both from Harry Potter. Of course, you chose my favorite quote of all time: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” That quote speaks to my soul.

  • Love the Mockingjay quote. ♥ I should really read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, or rather listen to it on audio since that is how I have it.

  • Nea Barabea

    beautiful quotes 🙂 😉

  • Beks

    From Jane Eyre, when asked how to avoid going to Hell:

    I deliberated a moment; my answer, when it did come, was objectionable: “I must keep in good health, and not die.”