Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.
This week is Top Ten Book Quotes. And if you're wondering why so many of mine are from Big Little Lies, it's because that book is a quote machine.
"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?"
"That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him."
"They say it's good to let your grudges go, but I don't know, I'm quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet."
"I still don't see..."
Anything, she was going to say. But it wasn't true. The slope was now filled with small, dancing lights, flickering like fireflies. Only these weren't magical bugs- they were magical people. Tiny glowing people with dragonfly wings who swooped and spun through the air, leaving behind a trail of laughter and snatches of song.
Theth dominated the desert sky, hanging close enough for her to imagine that she could reach out and brush its rings with her fingertips. Without the haze of city lights, shimmering colors shone down unhindered- the glow of neighboring moons, the murky purple gauze of the galactic cloud, and all in between, nothing but stars, stars, stars.
"Somebody knocked over the lamp, and somebody howled in the dark, and when we got the light on again, the old miser who owned the map was dead with a dirk in his heart, and the map was gone, and the night-watch was clattering down the street with their pikes to investigate the clamor. We scattered, and each went his own way."
"And so, in silence, we walked the surface of a dying world, but in the breast of one of us at least had been born that which is ever oldest, but ever new. "
"Maybe that was just childhood? You hurry up, pick the opposite path, try to make childhood end. Then, as an adult, you have no idea why you were running away. What, exactly, you needed so desperately to get away from."
"Look, I just need to talk to you," he said. "It won't take long."
"So talk," Wren said.
"Yeah," Reagan said, leaning against the doorjamb. "Talk."
Nick looked like he was waiting for Cath to bail him out, but she wasn't in the mood. She thought about walking away and leaving him here to deal with Reagan and Wren, who were difficult and unpleasant a lot of the time even if they liked you.
"Presently Stark saw the first of the Three Ladies, magnificent star- clusters - the ornament of Skaith's night skies - that made it impossible to come by a decent darkness. He glowered at the Lady, admiring her beauty but thinking she and her sisters could make things very difficult for him."
"It was night, with the Three Ladies shining through gaps in scudding cloud-wrack. They were in an unfamiliar quarter of the sky now, but still beautiful. Old friends. Stark had grown quite fond of them."
"Stick with the nice boys, Chloe!" said Madeline after a moment. "Like Daddy. Bad boys don't bring you coffee in bed, I'll tell you that for free."
"What are you babbling on about, woman?" sighed Chloe. She'd picked this phrase up from her father and imitated his weary tone perfectly.
"Everyone was drunk. It was actually a great night until it all went to shit."
Nothing wrong with spotlighting one book more than once. When its quotable, its memorable. :) I feel like lots of classic lit novels are memorable in this way, though I probably shouldn't say that since I rarely read the genre.ReplyDelete
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So true! And I don't read a lot of classic lit either...Delete
I love the first one! And the grudge pet one is cracking me up lol. The stars one sounds amazing!ReplyDelete
The stars one is awesome, and I love the grudge one too- seriously that book cracks me up!Delete
Some books just have more quotes that resonate with you than others. :DReplyDelete
True! This was a fun topic...Delete
Lovely quotes you picked Greg! Glad to see Fangirl in there. It's due for a re-read honestly. Such a good book.ReplyDelete
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I'm very fond of my grudges too and I don't like letting them go!ReplyDelete
Hi, thanks for stopping by my website! I like the quotes you chose ;)ReplyDelete
Sure thing, and thanks!Delete
I've not read Big Little Lies. I think I'll go and check it out.ReplyDelete
Such a fun book, and awesome quotes!Delete
Liane Moriarty just cracked me up with the last quote, and all her quotes really!ReplyDelete
I laughed so much during Big Little Lies!Delete
I love the Eight Hundred Grapes quote. So true :-)ReplyDelete
I like that one a lot too :)Delete
Ooh nice quotes! All totally new to me ones too!ReplyDelete
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Ha! Love that line about holding a grudge from Big Little Lies. :)ReplyDelete
I know, one of my favorites!Delete
Love the Ned Stark quote - and the last one!ReplyDelete
My TTT: https://basedonthebook.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-book-quotes.html
Thanks, I love those ones too!Delete
I love all the BLL quotes!!ReplyDelete
I do too, that book is so awesome!Delete
Great quotes! I'm laughing at the great night until we all went to shit! LOL. Been there. But this one... man, hit the nail on the head "Maybe that was just childhood? You hurry up, pick the opposite path, try to make childhood end. Then, as an adult, you have no idea why you were running away. What, exactly, you needed so desperately to get away from." Seriously, wtf was I in such a hurry for? Adulting is no fun!ReplyDelete
Right? I totally agree!Delete
I love that A Game of Thrones quote! I really need to continue the series this year. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Sure, glad you liked it!!Delete
Those quotes from Big Little Lies make me excited to read the book. I especially like the one about grudges and pets. Nice choices!ReplyDelete
Love the last quote. As is life lol. I really need to read big little liesReplyDelete
OMG I love the first one from Big Little Lies about grudges! It's hilarious and totally relatable. XDReplyDelete
Great list! I especially like the first two quotes you've listed. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.ReplyDelete
I do like the first 'big little lies' quote, didn't really care for the others on the list but we all have our likes and dislikes and that's okay.ReplyDelete
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I can see why you'd choose so many quotes from Big Little Lies! I've been intending to read it eventually - if the whole book is that witty, I'm going to have to bump it up my TBR.ReplyDelete
Here are my ten favourite quotes.
Such a great list! I haven't heard of Big Little Lies but the quotes have gotten me interested in itReplyDelete
I just saw the same GOT quote in another TTT! and I loved it. Never read the books though.ReplyDelete
I might need to get Big Little Lies!
Great quotes Greg - I really love those first two though.ReplyDelete
Karen @ For What It's Worth
Some fabulous quotes. I love Big Little Lies!ReplyDelete
Great quotes, I haven't heard of any of those.ReplyDelete
OK, definitely a reminder I need to read Big Little Lies already, because thise quotes are great!ReplyDelete
Ooh, these are some really fantastic quotes. The George R.R. Martin one is a particular favorite of mine. That Eight Hundred Grapes one is just too real--maybe I should pick up that book. And that's a gorgeous paragraph from Becky Chambers. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Great quotes :D I do like the GoT oneReplyDelete
I haven't read any of the books in your post. I loved the quotes you shared... They make me want to read the books!!ReplyDelete
Here's a link to my TTT post: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-favorite-quotes.html
Big Little Lies is AMAZING for quotes. I love that book! Although you missed my favorite one - "Oh Calamity!" :) I need to read Fangirl - it's on my list for this year!ReplyDelete
Great list as always. Here's my list this week.
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That quote from Big Little Lies about grudges is one of my favorites - ha! What a fun list, Greg!ReplyDelete
The first quote from Big Little Lies is excellent! It describes me unfortunately. Fangirl is also excellent especially about Reagan and Wren being difficult and unpleasant even if they liked you. I'm not very good at paying attention to quotable moments in my books. I should though and add them to my reviews.ReplyDelete
Great quotes. Love all of the ones from Big Little Lies, especially the one about holding grudges, lol.ReplyDelete
Nawh, it's perfectly acceptable to have more than one quote from a book - some have 20!ReplyDelete
I love the first quote from Big Little Lies - that one made me laugh.
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
I'm loving that Game of Thrones quotes. Great choices!ReplyDelete
Game of Thrones is the one I like!!ReplyDelete
Great list! That GoT quote is always one of my favorites. And you werent kidding about how quotable Big Little Lies is!ReplyDelete
I love that Game of Thrones quote! The Fangirl one is awesome, too. That’s one of my favorite books.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
Seeing the Fangirl quote just made my heart happy :)ReplyDelete
Love these! I actually now want to read the GoT books even more, because that quote is kind of epic. Also, Big Little Lies sounds So fun, I definitely need to get that one asap. And WOW, how true the Eight Hundred Grapes one is, why did any of us want to be adults, exactly? Such lies hah. Great choices!ReplyDelete
Greg, you made Big Little Lies sound appealing, which is a great feat because I do not read adult literature much. That cat book sounds so cute I cannot even stand it. And, you pretty much picked one of my favorites within Fangirl, even though I did not remember it. I just love Reagan and Wren kicking Nick's butt. The idea of them ganging up on him brings me joy (can you tell that I disliked Nick?).ReplyDelete
I can see why Big Little Lies is a quote machine. All of those are really good!ReplyDelete
~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
I love the one about grudges that is so me! LOL.ReplyDelete
I guess you loved Big Little Lies!ReplyDelete
That quote from Long Way certainly portrays Chamber's style of writing.💜
Love all the quotes from Big Little Lies, but the first one especially! What a great collection, Greg! :)ReplyDelete
I still need to read Big Little Lies. It's ok to share multiple quotes from a book. I shared my favorite Harry Potter quotes lol.ReplyDelete
I can understand why one book is more quotable for you. One such book for me is The Fault in Our Stars. I just love that book and all of its quotes.ReplyDelete
Nice list! I loved all of your quotes :)
Big Little Lies has so many great lines. That book is so funny! I think I am the only one who didn't like the tv show. It didn't capture the humor of the book.ReplyDelete
I'm intrigued by the title, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I'm gonna have to go get that one. :)ReplyDelete
I really like that first quote from Game of Thrones. It's very insightful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)ReplyDelete
The quotes from Big Little Lies....LOVE!! I'm off to go check out what that book is about! :)ReplyDelete
These are some great passages from books. I need to read Big Little Lies - I think that book stayed way too long untouched on my shelf.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this quote: "They say it's good to let your grudges go, but I don't know, I'm quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet."ReplyDelete
The quote from a Long Way is such a beautiful imagery. BUT I'll have to go with the Big Little Lies one! Nothing like a good grudge in a book especially when it has been carefully tend to! :)ReplyDelete
I'm on the list at my library for the audio of Big Little Lies at my library and I can't wait to get it! Especially after reading the quotes. Eight Hundred Grapes is on my list too and I love the quote!ReplyDelete
I totally agree with the Game of thrones quote, as I tell my students more or less the same thing about being courageous and brave all the time...that it's ok if you're nervous or not 100% sure because you can't show bravery if you are 100% confident. (from Michelle @ Sherbet Lemon Reviews - couldn't get this comment to link to my wordpress XD)ReplyDelete
I've just started on Big Little Lies! I'm really looking forward to it! :)ReplyDelete
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