Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is – Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So.  I have apparently read a lot of good books this last year, because I’m finding it hard to keep to just 10 quotes. Instead of agonizing over which to keep and which to get rid of, I’ll just make it an even dozen this week. 🙂 Please feel free to leave your favorite quotes in the comments, or a link to your own TTT post if you have one.


“And it is always the victors who write the historical narrative.”
Camilla Läckberg, The Hidden Child

Station Eleven“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.”
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

“I’m sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“For, what is home? Surely more than a set of rooms, a roof, an address? Home suggests belonging. Suggests warmth, safety, companionship. Love.”
Paula Brackston, The Silver Witch

Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast, #14)“How awful a knowledge of the truth can be.”
Douglas Preston, Blue Labyrinth

“Most people are about as aware of their surroundings as a sea cucumber.”
Douglas Preston, Blue Labyrinth

“A library doesn’t need windows, Andrew. We have books, which are windows into worlds we never even dreamed possible.”
Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

The Girl on the Train“The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.”
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

“There’s nothing so painful, so corrosive, as suspicion.”
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train



24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Quotes

  1. Great quotes Erika! I just finished the audio book of Lemoncello, what a fun book! And if I’d read a Harry Potter book this year, I could have easily filled the list with 10 Harry Potter quotes. 🙂

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  2. A lovely collection of quotes, Erika!

    “Who would have thought that a best selling novelist had taken up tightrope-walking between skyscrapers simply because it was easier than writing.”
    Simon Brett, Mrs. Pargeter’s Principle

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      1. It just came out this year. I’ve only read his Mrs. Pargeter books so far, not his Charles Paris or Constable ones – yet. 😉 He was the International Guest Speaker at this year’s Magna cum Murder conference. He’s a wonderful speaker, very funny.

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