TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. As the title suggests this week is all about favourite quotes I’ve read in books recently. Some of these I knew I wanted to feature straight away because they stuck with me, others I had to think about a bit. Also this could have quite easily been ten quotes from The Martian but I managed to restrain myself.

I can’t stand seeing girls hate on girls. There’s enough of that in the tabloids.
#scandal by Sarah Ockler

If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do.
The Martian by Andy Weir

Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses – pretty but designed to SLOW women down. This is not to say women aren’t bitches or toxic or competitive sometimes but rather to say these are not defining characteristics of female friendship, especially as you get older.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.
The Martian by Andy Weir

Like my girlfriend Denisha is always saying (she’s an Episcopalian), some of Jesus’ best friends were sex workers.
The Three by Sarah Lotz

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

You forget all of it anyway. First, you forget everything you learned – the dates of the Hay-Herran Treaty and the Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didn’t really learn, but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers, and eventually you’ll forget those, too. You forget your junior year class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friend’s home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. For me, it was something by Simon & Garfunkel. Who knows what it will be for you? And eventually, but slowly, oh so slowly, you forget your humiliations – even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not. Who went to a good college. Who threw the best parties. Who could get you pot. You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved, and even the ones you actually did. They’re the last to go. And then once you’ve forgotten enough, you love someone else.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Ultimately, I learned there aren’t “good” or “bad” decisions, sometimes, decisions are just… decisions.
Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

Things didn’t go exactly as planned, but I’m not dead, so it’s a win.
The Martian by Andy Weir

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12 comments

    1. Yeah Lost Boi is one of those books I saw in a bookshop and the cover and deckled edges intrigued me – it’s a bit of a weird book but I’m glad I picked it up.
      Yeah got to leave it on a high note thanks to The Martian

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