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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

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I love quotes—especially those that are inspiring and could touch my heart. That's why I'm very excited for this week's Top Ten Tuesday, which is to list Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books. I'm excited but I'm also confused because I have SO many favorite quotes that inspired me. In the past, I think I've mentioned my favorite quotes several times on this blog; such as in my Top 5 Wednesday: Top Quotes post and Top Five Most Memorable Quotes from my 2013 Book Kaleidoscope. So I will try not to mention the quotes that I already listed in those posts. Okay, so here are my top inspiring quotes (from the books I've read) in no particular order ;)
“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves."
― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven 15950494
"Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual ... Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude-the attitude of courage, frankness and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed."
― Dale Carnegie, How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking
"I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.... Like Sam said. Because it's okay to feel things. And be who you are about them."
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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“Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. ”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
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“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.”
― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
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“I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”
― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
“Don’t call me Lord Snow.”
The dwarf lifted an eyebrow. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Those are some of the quotes from books I've read that inspired me. Do you have any inspirational quotes you would like to share? Or you can also share your Top Ten Tuesday link in the comments below―because I love quotes. Hopefully I'll have some spare time to join in next week's topic. Bye now!
by.stefaniesugia♥ .



  1. I love the Goblet of Fire and The Perks of Being A Wallflower one!

    My TTT

    1. Yes, that quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower left a deep impression in my mind :D Visited yours!

  2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is my favorite :)

  3. Game of Thrones has so many incredible quotes, but I think that one may be my favourite. Such a great list!
    My TTT

    1. That is so true! I had a hard time picking one from GoT. Thank you, and I visited yours too ;)

  4. I am also Stefani. Yaay! I've never finished the Dale Carnegie book but I have to do it soon. Great choice of quotes. Happy reading!

    1. Yayy! :D You should finish it, I think it's very inspiring and encouraging as well ;)

  5. A beautiful collection of quotes! I love the Game of Thrones quote, absolutely perfect!

    1. Thank you! I love that quote as well :)) I see you also have some Game of Thrones quotes on your list :D

  6. I really like the quote on the perks of being a wallflower :)

    Top Ten Tuesday

  7. The Five People You Meet in Heaven has so many wonderful quotes, and I really like the one from Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    1. Yup and I think Mitch Albom's books has so many great quotes :)

  8. Khaled Housseini is such an incredible author. All of his books seem to be quotable!
    Beth x


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