Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is top ten favorite book quotes. I am actually really bad at keeping track of quotes that I love, so what I ended up doing was going through my Kindle highlights on Goodreads. (Sorry to all the paper books I’ve forgotten about!)
Some of these quotes are funny, some are serious, and some I just really related to. Some are from books I loved and some are from books I didn’t, so this selection of ten quotes really runs the gamut.
Books were, and always would be, something a little magic and something to respect.
– The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
There’s a lump in my throat. That’s another thing about me. If someone says I’m sad, or asks me what’s wrong, or tells me not to cry, it’s like my body hears: NOW CRY. Like a command, even if I’m not actually sad. But maybe there are always tiny sad pieces inside me, waiting to be recognized and named. Maybe it’s like that for everyone.
– The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)
– Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I didn’t plan to be this dysfunctional at 27, but dysfunctionality has a way of creeping up on you. One second, you’re 22, wrapping up your undergraduate degree from a top business school, and then suddenly, you’re sitting alone in your car at 27, wondering how five years slipped through your fingers without so much as a blink.
– The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey
As a side note, don’t you think everyone should have to come out? Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it should be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.
– Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Oh god, a winky face. The most provocative of all emoticons.
– Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
I get angry when women disavow feminism and shun the feminist label but say they support all the advances born of feminism because I see a disconnect that does not need to be there. I get angry but I understand and hope someday we will live in a culture where we don’t need to distance ourselves from the feminist label, where the label doesn’t make us afraid of being alone, of being too different, of wanting too much.
– Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
You don’t need to fit yourself into what society tells us a girl should be. Girls can be whoever they want. Whether that’s an ass-kicking, sarcastic, crime-solving FBI agent or a funny, gorgeous, witty beauty queen—or both at the same time.
– Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Cheat on me once, shame on him. Cheat on me twice…what the actual fuck is going on? How in the world have I managed to find my last two boyfriends cheating on me? No, not together. Although, that would have been much more poetic, and at least they could have included me or something.
– Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
We speak of moving mountains, but sometimes people can completely rotate the world, just so someone else can land upright on their feet.
– Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie