Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Quotations I loved from Books I read this year


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish is top ten quotations I loved from books I read this year. Not all the books that I’ve read have been annotated and so I’ve limited my selection to these great quotations from ones I stared or circled while reading. Also, because last week’s list was entirely non-fiction, this week’s is fiction. These are in no particular order. 

“Coincidence is a messenger sent by truth.”- Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear, Chapter 14

“And there, pencilled into the corner of a single page, the artist had written: ‘I can dance with life again.'”-  Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear, Chapter 5

“If two hearts truly love each other then they always will, even when they are apart. Unless they both let go. But if one holds on then it’s because the other one hasn’t yet let it go either.”- Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag, Chapter 19

“Most people think that this world we live in is mundane, but you remind us that it’s magical. You wrap reality in the wonder and joy of fiction, until it infuses us and becomes true.”- Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag, Chapter 22

“‘No,’ said the priest, ‘you don’t need to accept everything as true, you only have to accept it as necessary.’ Depressing views,’ said K, “The lie made into the rule of the world.”- The Trial by Franz Kafka

“‘If I come home to you eating a pint of Haagen-Dazs and watching When Harry Met Sally, I’m calling the police.’
‘What are they going to do, arrest me for being a cliche?'” Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham, Chapter 14

“Dry- cleaning is like this secret society you’re not allowed into. No matter what, you’re at their mercy. You can have a Ph.D. in anything, but you still can’t dry clean your own clothes. They’ll never tell you how. No one’s ever even seen what the machine looks like. Think about it. There’s a reason they keep the actual dry-cleaning apparatus hidden behind all those racks of hanging clothes. They don’t want you to crack their code. They won’t let anybody in. Not anybody. Even rich people. You know any rich people with dry-cleaning machines in their house? Exactly. Even they still have to pick it up and drop it off like everyone else.” Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham, Chapter 12

“Maybe he was composing a poem. It’s fascinating, I think, to line up words in a way they’ve never been before to allow you to see something differently.” – Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland, Chapter 18

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.”- Northanger Abbey by Jane AustenChapter 6

“Metaphors failed him, then. He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.”- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Chapter 16

What are your favorites that you’ve read this year?

My best to you all,


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