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Each week The Broke and the Bookish host this fantastic weekly feature that poses different bookish questions.

This weeks topic? Our Top Ten Favorite Quotes!

One of the harder topics I think. I’m not usually one for marking down my favorite passages, but now I’m thinking I should be. Some of these are hilarious and others are ones that have brought me to tears. I hope you enjoy!

cover for the fourth stall by chris rylander cover of dangerous neighbors by beth kephart cover for knife of never letting go by patrick ness cover for a monster calls by patrick ness cover for The Sandman Vol 6

1. “A plate of Oreo cookies sat in front of him and he slowly brought one to his mouth and took a bite. I swear I heard the Oreo scream faintly as his teeth sank in.” (p. 174, The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander ARC) – Hilarious. This is one of the most side splitting middle grade novels ever and this is by far my favorite scene.

2. The bird has gone off on some tune. Short, unsustained notes – more like questions than songs. The rustling of its feathers is like the sound of a hand cupped to an ear – that space between the hand and the ear, where the heartbeat echos.
Lift.
Drag.
Thrust.
Gravity.
The mechanics, Katherine reminds herself, of flight.
Yes, she has it right: Lift. Drag. Thrust. Gravity. It will be over soon.
(p. 38-39 Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart, ARC) – Even with almost two years since first having read this gorgeous book I still tear up while reading this quote. It speaks to everything I love about Beth’s writing and the situation itself is more meaningful to me personally than I can really express.

3. From The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Because there are too many I love to narrow it down.):

  • Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.
  • We are the choices we make.
  • The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.
    About anything.
    ‘Need a poo, Todd.’
    ‘Shutup, Manchee.’
    ‘Poo. Poo, Todd.’
    “I said shut it.

4. From A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Again, because there are too many good quotes to pick just one.):

  • There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.
  • You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
  • Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?

5. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” (Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections)

6. “I checked with Liza to see how life as a mysterious woman was going. Not well. She’d gone on a date, didn’t tell anyone, and then when nobody called to see how it went, she was depressed. ‘Now I feel like nobody cares about me,’ she said. I welcomed her to my world.” (It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me by Ariel Leve p. 64) – I love this book. It’s one of those that’s broken into little smaller stories that you can pick up whenever you need a good laugh. LOVED. It.

7. posterity, n.
I try not to think about us growing old together, mostly because I try not to think about us growing old at all. Both things – the years passing, the years together – are too enormous to contemplate. But one morning I gave in. You were asleep, and I imagined you getting older and older. Your hair graying, your skin folded and creased, your breath catching. And I found myself thinking: If this continues, if this goes on, then when I die, your memories of me will be my greatest accomplishment. Your memories will be my most lasting impression. (p. 161, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan) – Gorgeous. Doesn’t it have you thinking about how people remember you? It does for me and the entire book is full of little moments like this.

8. “Ice cream! Get your cold ice cream for a hot day!” (Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems) – We read this book daily. Seriously. One of the best parts is that now that we’ve read it so many times we now substitute the words “Ice Cream” for something else ridiculously hilarious like “grandmas” or “tvs”. We all can’t help but crack up through the entire book that way.

9. “It all began when Floyd’s kite became stuck in a tree. He tried pulling and swinging, but it wouldn’t come UNSTUCK…Floyd fetched a ladder. He was going to sort this out once and for all…and up he threw it. I’m sure you can guess what happened.” (Stuck by Oliver Jeffers) – A book about a boy who throws things into the tree to get his kite down instead of climbing up it and pulling it down. Genius.

10. “You shouldn’t bite your friends,” said Tilly. “It’s not nice.” … “Mmm,” said Doodle. “BITEY! BITEY!” (Doodle Bites by Polly Dunbar) – What’s better than an alligator going “Bitey! Bitey!”? It’s hilarious!

cover for it could be worse you could be me by ariel leve cover for the lovers dictionary by david levithan cover for Stuck by Oliver Jeffers cover for should i share my ice cream small by mo willems cover for doodle bites by polly dunbar

Now, your turn! Do you have a favorite quote? I’d love to hear about it!

If you want more details just click on the title and you’ll be taken to my review or Goodreads.

15 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Quotes

  1. “Without a filter, man is just chaos walking.” That’s great!

  2. I adore The Lover’s Dictionary! Your post is amazing! Im a new blogger, so a pleasure to keep in touch with you! This is •My List•

    Please feel free to leave any comment, advice or recommendation! :D

    Valery • “http://www.thebookofowl.com”>The Book Of Owl’s

  3. I love how these are absolutely amazing quotes from books I had never heard of before. Wonderful! Especially the Lover’s Dictionary one… breathtaking.

    I tried something different with my quotes, you’re welcome to visit :)

  4. I love how different your quotes are- most are new to me! I love Manchee…so adorable.

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/05/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-book-quotes.html

  5. Meg McKinlay says:

    Oh. That quote from Dangerous Neighbours is breathtaking. I hadn’t heard of that one but am off to look for it immediately.

  6. DANIELLE! AHHH! I hate/love you. I just legit teared up reading that Poo. Poo, Todd quote. WAHHHHHH.

    And then I began tearing up a little over the quotes from A Monster Calls.

    Sigh, that Patrick Ness, he is a tear-making-machine, I swear.

  7. Jana says:

    The Oreo one from The Fourth Stall is one that I still remember! Good choices!

  8. Gina says:

    Oh wow…that WOULD be hard to choose! *looks over your list* Ah yes, I remember the Oreo scene. ^_^ …and the COULD BE WORSE one as well (ha!). The others are new to me but great choices. Several stunners that will stick with me I’m sure. Thanks for the share!

  9. Oh these are soooo good.

    1. Funny ;)

    3. Love it and SO have to read Mr. Whimsy the dog one.

    4. Marvelous. I must get this on audio.

    5. Brilliant as usual!

  10. Allison says:

    SOMEONE likes Patrick Ness. I LOVED “The Knife of Never Letting Go” but wasn’t 100% sold on The Ask and the Answer. I still need to read the third one.

  11. Jenni Elyse says:

    I’m not familiar with any of the books you used. Sad, huh? But, I love these two:

    “Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.”
    “We are the choices we make.”

  12. Pepca says:

    I love number 4! Oh, and LOL at 10. Great choices!

  13. I *love* this list, especially the one from The Lover’s Dictionary. I might do this TTT myself!

  14. Awww, love your quotes!! Amazing top 10!! :) Beautiful blog ;)

    nea
    My Top10

  15. Beth Kephart says:

    I love this. All of it. Thank you!

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