Blog 114: My Favourite Book Quotes…

March 30, 2021

I love reading funny, thought-provoking and beautiful sentences in books. As a writer, I hope I’ll create sentences that readers will also love and quote for themselves in the future. Here are some of my favourite book quotes…

“I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I’m drowning in ellipses.”
― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

“He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn’t occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.”
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

“You must never imagine, that just because something is funny, it is not also dangerous.”
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

“You don’t have to understand life. You just have to live it.”
― Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

“You see, doing one thing differently is very often the same as doing everything differently.”
― Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
― Christopher Paolini, Eragon

“If people could see me the way I see myself – if they could live in my memories – would anyone love me?”
― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“…the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things…”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

“When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.”
― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

“Susan hated Literature. She’d much prefer to read a good book.”
― Terry Pratchett, Soul Music

“History was full of the bones of good men who’d followed bad orders in the hope that they could soften the blow. Oh, yes, there were worse things they could do, but most of them began right where they started following bad orders.”
― Terry Pratchett, Jingo

“Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don’t.”
― Dan Wells, Partials

“The last to fall were the buildings, distant and solemn, the gravestones for an entire world.”
― Dan Wells, Partials

“The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that’s not your only choice.”
― Dan Wells, Partials