TTT: Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Read a post explaining the feature here.

The topic this week is: Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books. Here they are, not in any particular order:

  • “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,  it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  • “Do you hear the people sing
    Lost in the valley of the night?
    It is the music of a people
    Who are climbing to the light. For the wretched of the earth
    There is a flame that never dies.
    Even the darkest night will end
    And the sun will rise.”
    ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  • “When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.”
    ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  • “But soon we shall die and all memory of those five will have left the earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.“ ― Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
  • “Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
    ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • “I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest – blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my Edward’s society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character – perfect concord is the result.”
    ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • “…until the day God deigns to reveal the future to man, the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: wait and hope.”
    ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
  • “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.”
    ― Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 of The Holy Bible: King James Version

15 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books

    1. Hi Alyssa, I visited your blog but I can’t leave a comment, the comment box didn’t show up, dunno why. I love almost all of your quotes! 😀 though I only read 3 books of 10. You made me want to read the rest in your list!


  1. yang saya hapal betul, dari daftar yang ada di atas, hanya quotes dari To Kill a Mockingbird
    selebihnya, baru tahu karena belum baca. hehhe.

    *pertama meninggalkan jejak disini
    *sebelumnya silent-reading posts here #eh ^^v

    salam kenal,


    1. Hai ziyy, makasih udah mampir! 🙂
      Quote2 diatas itu dari buku2 favoritku, kebanyakan ada reviewnya di blog ini juga, silakan ubek2 kalo berminat. Mungkin bisa jadi rekomendasi bacaanmu yang selanjutnya.


  2. Hi! OMG, ur blog is awesome, i really like it. Anw, I’m an english literature student but it is really hard for me to read, actually i liked to read lot of novels back then, but not so many. Can you give me some tips to be a reader? I mean like, how to like to read and also have a reading habit. Thanks!!!


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