For the past couple of years I’ve been meaning to jump aboard the Top Ten Tuesday train, but it never seemed to happen. Usually, it was the case that I simply forgot to do it, but there have been occasions when I did remember, only for the topic on the given day not to be to my liking. Fortunately, that is not the case today, hence my first ever TTT post.
If you are not familiar with Top Ten Tuesday, it is a weekly prompt for book bloggers started by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Today’s prompt is one that I am finally able to participate in so here my ten favourite book quotes. As a caveat, the ten book quotes I have included in this post are not necessarily my all-time favourites, but they are quotes that I find most memorable.
“Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it. And don’t talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don’t mention it to anyone else unless you find that they’ve had adventures of the same sort themselves. What’s that? How will you know? Oh, you’ll know all right. Odd things, they say-even their looks-will let the secret out. Keep your eyes open…”
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
“To have a traitor for an ally is to have an enemy in waiting.”
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
“The less people think of you, the more they will reveal to you or in your presence.”
Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Hindsight must surely be the most useless function of the human brain, torturing yourself over the unalterable past.
Mindstar Rising by Peter F. Hamilton
The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice.
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
“Your lands will stretch from sea to sea. But peace comes at the price of bloodshed. Five battles will bring you peace, four to win and one to lose. Many must die, but you yourself are safe from death, except at the hands of your own son.”
Brilliance Of The Moon by Lian Hearn
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Dune by Frank Herbert
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
So there you have it. Ten of my favourite books quotes for my first ever Top Ten Tuesday post. Feel free to link to your own post in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,