Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Bookish Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday
It’s that time again! Every week, The Broke & The Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is inspiring book quotes.

Let me tell you, it was really hard not to just quote entirely from His Dark Materials with a little Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings thrown in for good measure.

Remembering is just an invention of the mind.

Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

The Little PrinceThe Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If you love books enough, books will love you back.

Among Others, Jo Walton

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

The Magician’s Book, Laura Miller

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, Mo Willems

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

The Fault in Our Stars, John Greene

The stories we love best do live in us forever. … Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

Amber SpyglassHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Someone else always has to carry on the story.

Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. … This is it. There is nothing else.

The Magicians, Lev Grossman

… and the most important, beautiful, and heartbreaking book quote of all:

We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are, because for us, there is no elsewhere.

The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman


10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Bookish Quotes

    • I had really mixed feelings about AMONG OTHERS, but that one was too perfect to leave out. The context makes it even better, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.

  1. The Little Prince quote is such a beautiful classic. I love this book!
    I’ve seen a lot of HP quotes on these lists this week but this one really sums up Hogwarts for me – it has a place for everyone, no?

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