Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind! Favourite Book(ish) Quotes

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

I'm going to cheat a little bit and do my favourite quotes from some authors instead. I have a scrapbook that contains all these random quotes from books, TV shows, movies, and famous people that I use as a motivational tool whenever I feel down. So here are some quotes from some very famous authors!

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acute miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." ~ Agatha Christie

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." ~ Nora Roberts

"You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." ~ J.K. Rowling

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes... then you are doing something." ~ Neil Gaiman

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." ~ EL Doctorow

"You can fix a bad page, but you can't fix a blank one." ~ Nora Roberts

"So given a Time Turner, I would tell my 21-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement. Your qualification, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuses the two. Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes." ~ JK Rowling

"Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones." ~ Stephen King

"Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer." ~ Dan Brown

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." ~ JRR Tolkien

What are some of your favourite quotes from authors? Or did you perhaps pick another topic for this Top Ten Tuesday Rewind? In either case, let me know in the comments below or leave a blog link and I'll be sure to check it out! :)

16 comments:

  1. There's some real great ones in there that I hadn't before. Thanks for sharing them! :)

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  2. I love the Agatha Christie Quote! Not got round to doing my TTT this week yet but I stopped by to tell you that I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Info is here if you want to participate :)

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    1. Thanks for the nomination Vicki :D I'm really honoured by it!

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    1. Loved your pick as well! Plus your list was awesome too :D

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  4. I love all of these quotes! Especially that first one by Nora Roberts. So inspiring.

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    1. Thank you :) I have the Nora Roberts' quote on a sticky note permanently stuck onto my PC monitor. It helps whenever I need a mental push

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  5. ooh I love quotes from authors instead of books-- Rowling and Gaiman are too of my favorites and it's so encouraging/inspirational to hear them talk about their lives!

    I did baby names from YA lit this week!

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    1. Thank you. I agree :) It's so easy, when thinking about these giant literary figures, to forget that they are human beings with human mistakes and human experiences too :)

      I really enjoyed your list too! Great pick for this week.

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  6. I haven't really read many quotes from Authors, so I'm glad you have shared them this week! I particularly like "Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer." ~ Dan Brown :)

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    1. Thank you :) Me too, I didn't come across that quote until recently but ever since, it's sort of just stuck with me.

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  7. What a great idea for a list! I love all these quotes, especially the one from Neil Gaiman. Feeling inspired!

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    1. Thank you :D Glad you enjoyed this week's list!

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  8. Aww this is all so inspiring! I love all the JK quotes! thanks for sharing :)

    New GFC follower :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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    1. Thank you :) JK Rowling's commencement speech is one of the most inspirational one I've heard. Thanks for dropping by!

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