The theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish), is my favorite quotes from books I’ve read in 2015. This was a bit of a challenge for me, because while I remembered some of them, I’m not great at marking quotes I like in books. And I’ve read a lot of books this year. Hopefully I didn’t miss too many of them!
I actually made an effort to put these in order, so counting down…
10. “Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind from scratching itself raw.” – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
9. “Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions too huge to be felt.” – Neil Gaiman, The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
8. “No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.” – Ernest Cline, Ready Player One
7. “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” – V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic
6. “Love is never better than the lover.” – Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
5. “Survival is inefficient.” – Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
4. “Even nothing cannot last forever.” – Neil Gaiman, American Gods
3. “He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extrovert.” – Pierce Brown, Golden Son
2. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
1. “I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.” – Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I’ve read some truly beautiful books this year, with a lot of amazing quotes. Many of these are my all-time favorite quotes, especially the ones about books. I still remember reading #3 (even though it’s from the very first book I read in 2015), and then rereading it because it is just so unbelievably accurate.
What’s your favorite book quote from 2015? Or your favorite book quote about books?