I’m finally back to TTT! I haven’t participated the past few weeks because the topics weren’t for me, but quotes? I couldn’t resist quotes.
The problem though is that I love quotes too much. I’m a quote fiend. I regularly highlight (in my Kindle, no need to have a conniption about me defacing my books, fellow book lovers) between 50 and 100 quotes in any given book I read.
And considering I’ve read almost 150 this year so far, how on earth was I supposed to narrow that down to ten?!?!?!
Eventually I decided to get more specific and go with words of wisdom because we could all use more of that in our lives, yes? And I don’t know about you, but books have been one of my greatest teachers in life lessons.
These may not be the absolute best (which bothers the perfectionist in me) since I didn’t have the time to read through thousands of quotes, but they’re all solid advice that I have taken (or am trying to take!) to heart.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week was about quotes, so I edited my topic a bit to:
Top Ten Words of Wisdom from Books I’ve Read This Year
I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.
-Veronica Roth, Divergent
People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.
-Veronica Roth, Insurgent
8. Getting to Know Someone
There is a difference between knowing a man and knowing his history.
-Emma V. Leech, The Key to Erebus
Normal is a horribly overrated word.
-A.R. Kahler, The Immortal Circus
It isn’t how you act at your lowest that proves who you are, it’s how you act when those you love are at theirs.
-Amanda Meuwissen, Sidhe
5. Respect & Trust
Answers that are not freely given aren’t really answers at all.
-Courtney Cole, Verum
As long as you are alive, there is hope. Full stop. No arguments or questions.
-Lexi Blake, Addict
3. Moving Forward
The thing about moving slow is…you still have to move forward.
-Amanda Meuwissen, Incubus
2. Being Yourself
You’ll be miserable your whole life if you fight who and what you are. But if you accept yourself, all parts of yourself, you’ll know a freedom you’ve never imagined.
-Alex Lux, Seduced by Pain
Some problems aren’t fixable, but that doesn’t mean you should stop. That sense that you can’t move forward … that’s the trap. It’s better to take the best future you can manage with what you have, than to put your life on hold trying to fix everything in the hopes of a perfect future that might never come.
-Annette Marie, Reap the Shadows