TTT #186 | Book Quotes That Are Inspirational To Me

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Book Quotes that Fit X Theme. And I decided to pick book quotes that I find inspirational. And they might not be for everyone haha. But I love them because they give me hope and inspire me to be better. Two of these are at the top of my possible tattoo’s list actually!

1. Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered, “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you the most.”

One of my favorite series ever and this is the most beautiful quote in there. When I get a tattoo this one is very high on my list. It always reminds me that I can do anything, if only I put my mind to it!

2. Warcross -Marie Lu

“Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.”

This is the second quote that might eventually become a tattoo on my body. I loved this from the first moment I read this quote. It really resonated with me. To be remembered that no problem is too big or unsolvable is quiet soothing.

3. A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”

My biggest fear is living a boring life so this quote always remembers me to keep going on adventures. They can be big or small, and they might be real life adventures or the ones you read about. But on adventures I will go!

4. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugo

Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.”

No matter what is done to you, it will not mean you are ruined or broken. A really good reminder <3

5. Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

“It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.”

Just thinking about this book brings tears to my eyes. Friendship is so important to me and I love reading about amazing friendships. This quote reminds me of that.

6. In the Afterlight – Alexandra Bracken

“The thing is…what they don’t tell you about forgiveness is this—you don’t give it for the other person’s sake, but your own.”

Staying mad can really gnaw on you. I’m a very easy going person but once I’m mad, I stay mad for a really long time. It’s good to be reminded that it only hurts you when you hold on to that anger.

7. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

“In his head, his mother said, ‘People shout when they don’t have the vocabulary to whisper’.”

Such a good reminder! When you start to shout, people tend to stop listening to you.

8. The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven

“Oh, right,” I snap. “And because he’s spent enough money and inserted enough friendship tokens, the offer of sex and/or marriage should just fall out anytime now?”

 

“The Friend Zone An imaginary area filled with self-professed Nice Guys who’ve been sexually rejected by women they’ve been Nice to. See also: A convenient social construct designed to comfort men sho cannot cope with rejection. See also: A manipulative tool used by Nice Guys to make a woman feel guilty for not wanting to have sex with them.”

I just couldn’t pick between these two quotes! This book and these quotes really reminded me that just because a guy is nice to you that doesn’t mean you owe him anything. I loved this perspective on Nice Guys and The Friend Zone. It so important young (and not so young) girls (and everyone to be honest) know this!

9. Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire

“Because ‘boys will be boys’ is a self-fulfilling prophecy,” said Lundy. “They’re too loud, on the whole, to be easily misplaced or overlooked; when they disappear from the home, parents send search parties to dredge them out of swamps and drag them away from frog ponds. It’s not innate. It’s learned. But it protects them from the doors, keeps them safe at home. Call it irony, if you like, but we spend so much time waiting for our boys to stray that they never have the opportunity. We notice the silence of men. We depend upon the silence of women.”

This quote was so powerful! It’s really hard to realise that the difference between boys and girls is mostly in the way they are raised. I’m learning to be a teacher and I always want to be mindful of approaching the kids based on who they are and what they need and not based on their gender.

10. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”

Now this is the kind of love I want. I won’t be settling for anything less. It’s a good reminder to demand what I deserve, to demand more.

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TTT #181| Colorful Book Covers
TTT #182| Animals from Books
TTT #183 | My Ten Most Recent Reads
TTT #184| Books with Nature on the Cover
TTT #185 | Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

These were 10 of my favorite inspirational quotes. There are so many amazing quotes in all the books I read and I had trouble narrowing it down. But these are the ones I picked. Out of these 10, which one is your favorite? Let me know down below!

12 thoughts on “TTT #186 | Book Quotes That Are Inspirational To Me

  1. So many really great choices here! The A Darker Shade of Magic one is one of my absolute favourites, I even have an art print and a key ring with that quote on.
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