Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite quotes

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite quotes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

I don’t have a very good memory, so I’m not one of those people who can remember their favourite quotes off of the top of their head. I’m also lazy, which is why I’ve chosen ten of my favourite books and grabbed a great quote from each off of Goodreads, rather than reading over the notes I took while I read each book and choosing my favourite quote that way.

I’d been planning to illustrate each of the quotes, but I haven’t had time because I’ve actually been busy moving in with my boyfriend over the last couple of days! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the quotes anyway (and maybe I’ll post some more of my favourite quotes – with art – in a few weeks time).


“Everyone’s on the cliff edge of normal. Everyone finds life an utter nightmare sometimes, and there’s no ‘normal’ way of dealing with it… There is no normal, Evelyn.”

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne


“Normal is such a stupid word,” I say, anger suddenly rising in my belly. “What does it even mean?”
“It means fitting in,” David replies simply.
“And that’s what you really want? To fit in?”
“Not all the time perhaps. But a lot of the time, yes, I think it would be a lot easier to just blend into the crowd.”

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson


‘Everyone says apologizing works, but it never really does. Not quickly enough, anyway.’

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard


‘Just those three words, said and meant. I love you.
They were quite hopefully. He said it as he might have said, I have cancer.’

The Collector by John Fowles


‘How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.’

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


‘It’s so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself.’

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini


‘I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if peopel were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.’

Looking For Alaska by John Green


‘So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.’

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


‘Few men truly like seeing beauty burn.’

Red Rising by Pierce Brown


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What are your favourite quotes of all time?