Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Top Ten Quotes From Books I've Read Recently
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is Top Ten Quotes I Love From Books I've Read In the Past Year Or So. I don't generally keep track of quotes, but occasionally I think of it and will include one in my Goodreads review space or on the blog. I went through the last year or so's worth and, surprisingly, there were enough that it was hard to narrow it down to just ten. For each one I've listed the author and title, with a link to my review.
1. "Everything in the world either is or isn't pandas." - Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy
2. "The world seems to me such a poor and barren place, I can't imagine what a soul would find to live on here." - Sam Savage, It Will End With Us
3. "Fucking love, he thinks. What a bother. It's completely gotten in the way of his plan to drink himself to death, to drive his business to ruin. The most annoying thing about it is that once a person gives a shit about one thing, he finds he has to give a shit about everything." - Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
4. "Conclusion is simply the place where you tired of thinking." - Dan Chaon, Stay Awake
5. "The last stage of a bath, when the water is cooling and there is nothing to look forward to, can be pretty disillusioning. I expect alcohol works much the same way." - Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
6. "I think we should stop asking people in their 20s what they want to do and start asking them what they don't want to do. Instead of asking students to declare their major we should ask students to list what they will do anything to avoid. It just makes a lot more sense." - Amy Poehler, Yes Please
7. "Being rotten was like being poor, but in your heart. Nothing to be done. You get what you get and you don't get upset." - Rebecca Scherm, Unbecoming
8. "All these years there had been a Tupperware container of bad language sitting off to the side in her head, and now she'd opened it and all those crisp, crunchy words were lovely and fresh, ready to be used." - Liane Moriarty, The Husband's Secret
9. "None of the older Symphony members knew much about science, which was frankly maddening given how much time these people had to look things up on the Internet before the world ended." - Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
10. "They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?" - Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
As you can see, two of these are from the same book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Some books are just very quotable!
Do you have any favorite recent book quotes?