Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted byThe Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from Books
by Kayla

1. “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

2. "The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright —
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

3. “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

4. “So it goes.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

5. “In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

6. “It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens

7. “I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.”
George Orwell, 1984

8. “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

9. “The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

10. “Now go and stake some vamps. Especially the sparkly, emo ones.”
Kevin Hearne*, Hammered

*Did you REALLY think I’d skip him?


  1. great! makes me want to start a list like this myself! I've read so many favorite books.... ;)

    1. It was really hard to choose only ten. I ended up going with the ones that I've either loved for a long time or that still make me giggle. :-)

      Kayla @ Krazy Book Lady

  2. Fantastic list! Love #7, that's great.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

  3. Awesome, I have a Douglas Adams and Tolkien quote too! I love that Lewis quote by the way, oh my goodness what a tongue-in-cheek man!

  4. I didn't think of Douglas Adams or Tolkien whilst writing my list! They're great picks, though!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I have a Douglas Adams quote, too. I wish I'd thought of Tolkien, though. That's such a good one!

    Love the Good Omens quote too.

  6. Kurt Vonnegut! I have trouble reading his books but I always like his quotes.

  7. I love all of those! The one about the universe = best theory ever.

  8. I'm glad everyone liked the quotes! I'm a fangirl of each of those authors for good reason. :-)

    Kayla @ Krazy Book Lady

  9. Amazing quotes! I didn't think of any of these books when writing my list and now I wish I had! Great list!

    My Top Ten

  10. ahaha I love the one about the universe <3 :D :D

  11. love the qoutes you picked! you have style!:D



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