Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Favorite Quotes

I share favorite quotes each Wednesday (just look for the labels in my sidebar and click on "Quotables" if you want to find those posts) but the theme for today at The Broke and the Bookish is also favorite quotes. So today I'm sharing some of my favorites from novels. These caught my eye for one reason or another and demanded to be copied into my commonplace book along with the "more important" things copied there.

1. Whoever travels to a new land is always a child. - Orson Scott Card

2. It was permissible, even laudable, to read to improve your mind and your religion, but a book that was enjoyable was dangerous. - L.M. Montgomery

3.The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and the sudden acquisition of wealth. - Dorothy Sayers

4. A person who tells a secret, swearing the recipient to secrecy in turn, is asking of the other person a discretion which he is abrogating himself. - Jill Paton Walsh.

5. Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise. - Charles Dickens

6. ...it being quite impossible that any difference of opinion can take place among women without every woman who is within hearing taking active part in it. - Charles Dickens

7. These were the books of Ember...They contained in their close-written pages much that was imagined and everything that was known. - Jeanne DuPrau

8. "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely. "Go on until you come to the end: then stop." - Lewis Carroll

9. Every man has a map in his heart of his own country. - Alexander McCall Smith

10. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page. - Cornelia Funke

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1 comment:

Rina said...

Love your quotes. Especially the Blue Castle quote. That is an awesome book. Here's my top ten quotes.

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