Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Quotes from 14 Books I read in 2015

So far, I have read a number of absolutely amazing books this year. I’d say, in some ways, it has been my best year of reading. I owe this to discovering some book blogs, to finding time to read on my commute, and to giving audiobooks a try. It was hard for me to narrow down the top 10 quotes I loved from books I read this year, so I’m doing quotes from 14 books instead. Sorry!! 😉

Although these books weren’t all my favourites, these quotes really stayed with me. I am planning to start keeping a quote book next year (maybe even digitally if I get lazy), because I really like looking back on certain parts of books and remembering how reading those words made me feel.

Here are my favourites lately, to link up with The Broke & The Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday:

Sea of Tranquility (Katja Millay)
“I know at that moment what he’s given me and it isn’t a chair. It’s an invitation, a welcome, the knowledge that I am accepted here. He hasn’t given me a place to sit. He’s given me a place to belong.”

The Martian (Andy Weir)
“They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially ‘colonized’ it. So technically, I colonized Mars.In your face, Neil Armstrong!” 

I especially loved this line in the movie 🙂

The One (Kiera Cass)
“You are not the world, but you are everything that makes the world good.”

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” 

Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Too many to choose from, really, but here are two of my favourites:

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” 

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” 

Edenbrooke (Julianne Donaldson)
“You are bright and fun and delightfully unexpected. You are brave and compassionate and selfless. And you are lovely beyond measure. I want you, all of you, just the way you are.” He drew in a breath. “If you will have me.” 

Blackmoore (Julianne Donaldson)

“I think the most profound beauty is found in what our hearts love.” 

Where’d You Go Bernadette (Maria Sempele)
“That’s right,’ she told the girls. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.” 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)
“We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories. In the end, we are collected works.” 

“We aren’t the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on” 

“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?” 

Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)
“I’d know you in the dark,” he said. “From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows)
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.” 

The Royal We (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan)
“Whatever this is… it doesn’t happen twice in a lifetime. I’d rather work at this with you than settle for less with anyone else.” 

Cress (Marissa Meyer)
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” 

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”

What are some of your favourite quotes from books you’ve read lately?? Do you keep track of them? Goodreads is so helpful for this, but I really think the quote journal is going to be fun for me moving forward!!!

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