Top 10 Favourite Book Quotes (Aug. 15)

As usual when I write a post like this, I’ve seen this floating around on YouTube, and thought, “Hey, I like quotes! Why don’t I share my favourite book quotes?!” Thus, here I am, and here are 10 fabulous book quotes! (Well, in my opinion, anyway…)

Looking at her is like waking up.

This is a quote from Veronica Roth’s collection of short-story prequels to her Divergent series, Free Four. There is nothing special, meaningful, or profound about this quote, I simply think it is a very nice way to describe the one you love.


I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

I never felt much love for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, but I did commonly feel a connection to Scout, mainly due to our shared love of reading. Also, this is a great response to the question, “Do you love reading?” Or ones of the like.


Thomas Edison’s last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t know where there is, but I know it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.

It was inevitable that a John Green quote would wiggle its way in here, and more than likely that it would be a quote from his ever Tumblr quoted début novel, Looking For Alaska. I like to think this quote is hopeful about one of the world’s only uncertainties.


She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

Death to beauty stereotypes! There are so many quotable lines in Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, however this one definitely flicked a switch inside me.


But even if we don’t have the power to
choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.

Once again, a quote from an ever Tumblr quoted novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I would say this is definitely an underrated quote from the book, people usually focussing on being infinite, and accepting love. Personally, though, this is my favourite.


Things don’t always turn out the way
you hoped. Love can fall apart, people can leave and never come back. You can feel so lost it seems like there’s no finding your way out. But in the end, there’s always hope. Always. And you never know, life just might end up better than you ever could have imagined. I hope you can find your own summer in every winter, spring and fall.

You can’t beat a quote that teaches you! Whilst Jenny Han’s It’s Not Summer Without You is commonly misconceived as a bubbly, childish teen novel, very few people succeed in acknowledging the depth of Han’s writing at some points.


For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s
a person. And we’re finally home.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is one of my absolute favourite novels. Whilst cheesy at some points, it never fails to make me smile.


Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.

Live by this quote! It’s from The Host by Stephenie Meyer, and I always think of this line when I’m going through something tough. Always remember, if you didn’t have tough times, how would you be able to appreciate the good times?


No matter how much you think you
know a person—no matter how pretty they are, or how together they act, or how popular they seem, you can never know what their lives are really like. Not unless you ask them. And not unless you’re listening.

Another quote to live by! The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg is so very underrated, yet so very loved by myself and others. Also, this quote teaches never to subject a person to prejudice, which multiple people could learn from.


“I don’t return library books. I steal illegal music off the Internet. I lie to my mom. I am completely ordinary.” “Not to me.”

Last but not least comes this heart-warming quote from Cassandra Clare’s City of Glass. (Of course Cassy Clare found her way here!) Clary is saying the first line, whilst Jace is saying the second, and I feel as though it sums up their relationship completely. Also, it’s nice to know that it’s our imperfections that make us perfect, and our ordinary habits that make us extraordinary.


So that’s my top 10 favourite book quotes. (As of August 2015, anyway.) I hope you enjoyed this post, and you can check out any of the books mentioned on Goodreads by clicking on the covers. Leave a comment telling me your favourite quote!

Until next time…

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