“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.”


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

‘Even the smallest person can change the course of history’ –  Lady Galadriel, Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.  I like this – it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m just over 5 feet in height.  Nothing I tell you.

‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends’ Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

‘What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.’ – American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  So very, very true.

‘The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.’ Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.  Enough said.

‘The trip from could to should is short and allows little time for reflection.’ – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  Quite right – ‘could I stay up all night to finish this book?’ – yes, of course I could.  Should I though…yes, yes I should, most definitely.

‘Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers’ – Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey

‘If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.’ Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.  This suggestion didn’t go over terribly well in the book and yet I quite like the idea.

“Think it over, think it under.” —Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne

‘There is no place like home.’ – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

I leave this one blank for you to tell me your favourite quote




10 Responses to ““A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.””

  1. Tammy

    I love all of these, Lynn. And such a good mix! I never get tired of Harry Potter quotes.😊

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Delightful quotes! My favorite is the one by Jane Austen – which is hardly surprising… 😉

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Such a great collection of quotes. Some of them are so simple, and yet so meaningful.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s what I liked about them – I think most of them could be meaningful to virtually anyone.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    These are all fantastic. I think as readers we all love quotes about books especially. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m such a sucker for quotes – books and films tbh. I’m one of THOSE really annoying people.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Great quotes 😀

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