Every week the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish conjure up a topic for book bloggers to write their top ten list on and this week is all about the words and phrases within books.
Sometimes I when I read a book, I come across an amazing turn of phrase or observation that causes my reading to become a contemplative act. Writers have their profession because they know words – they create with words and affect their readers with these magical transformative characters. The quotes I have chosen this week are all ones that have stopped me in my reading tracks and have stayed with me for their beauty, their humour or their truth.
So go forth and revel in the words TTWers!
“You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.”
― Matt Haig, The Humans
“Two rights don’t equal a left.”
― Roald Dahl, The BFG
“She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
““After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.””
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and The Sea
“True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. Everybody knows that.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.”
― Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World
“If they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive.”
― Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief