April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | Inspiring Quotes from Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by wonderful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today is all about those breath-taking quotes that stick in our heads for a long time after we read a book. The quotes that inspire us in our everyday life and challenge us to think differently. These are the quotes that keep us reading.


"When the moment comes to stopping running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face--the moment when your life teeters between giving up and getting up--when that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can't get up and you can't give up either, here's what you do: Crawl."

-The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey

"I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different."

-Divergent, Veronica Roth

"I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.”

-The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen

“When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail."

- Looking for Alaska, John Green

“You’re stronger than you believe. Don’t let your fear own you. Own yourself.” 

-The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal."

- If I Stay, Gayle Forman

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” 

- Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

“It's always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome.” 

-The Selection, Kiera Cass

“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.” 

-Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins

“She wasn't interested in telling other people's futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.” 

-The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

What are your favorite inspiring quotes? Do you like any of these? Have you read any of these books?

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