Top Ten Tuesday: Top {11} Book Quotes

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday at The Green Mockingbird

This week is a FREEBIE topic for Top Ten Tuesday! So, looking back through past topics, I was inspired to share some favorite book quotes (originally a topic in 2010, I believe). While I have many favorite book quotes, I have chosen 11 to share here that hopefully make sense out of context. Narrowing it down was not easy!

Top {11} Book Quotes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Taking a sip of tea, she felt immediately better. Tea was comfort. Tranquility. Civility. – Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz

She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. – Persuasion by Jane Austen

“You put new meaning to the word bookworm. More like a book… boa constrictor.” – Blake in Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

We said goodbye at the end of the day with the kind of reluctance usually reserved for small children leaving Disneyland. – A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge

“…one cannot turn one’s back on the truth. One cannot wish it away, or pray it away, or even live it away.” – Verity in Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

“I know it’s difficult to see right now, but if we trust Him, God can bring us through these dark places, through our fears and even what we think is impossible, to give us more. More of Him. Even more of ourselves, through Him. In fact, He can do more than you can ask or imagine if you let Him.”  – Grace in When I Fall In Love by Susan May Warren

“I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is, even at the worst time of all, when I had no hope of ever calling her mine.” – Mr. Thornton in North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

“Do you know-” her tone went musing- “belief does something marvelous to courage. Courage is something to be drummed up without it, but if you have belief, it does the drumming.” – Clare in Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

Not everything that happens to us in this life will bring us joy. …But in time God will work even the worst things men do to us for our lasting good. Eternal good. Trust in the Almighty, in His love for you, and you’ll have no need to dread anything He has befall you. For with a test, a trial, He gives an equal measure of grace to bear it and the comfort of His fellowship as He strengthens us. He is acquainted with suffering. – The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton

Imagine how differently we’d treat people if at the beginning of an acquaintance we were given opportunity to know how that person would affect our life. – Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta

Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite book quotes?

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26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top {11} Book Quotes

    • Carrie, you MUST read Mark of Distinction soon!!!!!! Immediately followed by Price of Privilege. That quote is possibly my favorite line from the whole series. (especially when you learn who Julia is talking about). What did you think of Born of Persuasion?

      Your TTT theme is so fun! I’ll be by to comment later, for sure.

  1. Oh those were fun to read! And I totally forgot about that quote from Blake…lol! I kinda love that guy. (Of course, I’m a little biased.) Thanks so much for including it!

    • I kind of love him, too! I’m happy to “remind” you of it, then 🙂

      On a somewhat-related note, I think I might put together a “book quotes about books” post of some type. Coming across that quote from Blake and a few others, I think books deserve a post of their own!

  2. Fabulous collection, Courtney. A.) I love how you put this post together and B.) you’ve collected some amazing quotes! Melissa Tagg? Fantastic. Poldark? Verity is awesome. Plus Austen and Gaskell? Win-win. Loved reading this. 🙂

    • A. Thank you!!!! B. This was very fun to put together! I might have re-read a few favorite bits of some of these books in the process. 😉

  3. Awww! That North & South quote just melted my heart. Oh, Mr Thornton. *sigh* Lol! You have convinced me to read Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg as well. The Mark of Distinction one is so powerful. Love that series. And yay for the Poldark quote!

    This was a seriously awesome list, Courtney. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Bekah, thank you! I’m so glad you “stopped” by. Here to Stay is wonderfully fun and heartfelt. I hope you enjoy it! And yes, Mr. Thornton 🙂

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