Top Ten Tuesday - My Ten Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is - Book Quotes

Some of these are from books and some are from bookish peeps!


J R R Tolkien (c) AP Images

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring



“What doesn't kill us makes us funnier.” 
Marian Keyes, The Other Side of the Story


(C) Getty Images

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” 
Stephen Fry


(C) BBC

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a 
good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” 
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


(C) Rex Features
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. 
The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” 
Agatha Christie



(C) The Associated Press
“If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.” 
Terry Pratchett



(C) Charles Adams
“I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.” 
Arthur C. Clarke


“Don't Panic.” 
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft



(C) Alamy Stock
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
C.S. Lewis

46 comments

  1. Don't Panic is a good one for now. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love the Tolkien one! And the Douglas adams one too. I need to read that series...

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  3. These are wonderful quotes! I didn't even know where to begin with this TTT prompt so I didn't tackle it. Great list here! :)

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  4. These are all so great! I love that quote from The Fellowship of the Ring. :)

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  5. Hahaha those Agatha Christie and Arthur C. Clarke quotes are so good. Great list!

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  6. I've never seen that quote from Agatha Christie (I don't think) so that was a great find. Love it!

    Here's my TTT: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/09/ten-bookish-quotes.html

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  7. “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

    Beautiful!

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  8. I've always loved that C.S. Lewis quote - it's so true and gives me such a cozy feeling!

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  9. Props to Agatha Christie! Love these quotes you chose! :)

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  10. There is definitely a lot of truth in that we can laugh at some things after they happen. Love Keyes quote!

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  11. Love that Stephen Fry quote! I like that you included quotes from bookish people too.

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Stephen Fry has the best quotes, it was difficult to pick just one!

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  12. Yea for Agatha Christie! Laughed out loud! Great selection and most of them I have somewhere on a little paper or in one of my quote books.

    Loved Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and as I'm turning 42 this year, I think I'll throw a galaxy party to celebrate the meaning of life!

    Agree with Stephen Fry as well. My kindle is always with me, but I still read way more printed books.

    My TTT is an old post I just quickly revamped. Data is tight and still no Wifi!

    10 Favorite quotes from books

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    1. I am turning 42 as well and I’ve totally forgotten the significance of that number!!

      I’m trying to get in to the habit of taking a book or kindle with me, our car is electric so to charge can take up to an hour and it’s handy to have something to read!

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  13. The Terry Pratchett quote makes me laugh! I'm always confused when I walk into someone's home and don't see a single book or I see a bookshelf that's only partially full ... what's THAT about??

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I know I’m the same, I find it very alien, where are they hidden! Saying that I know a couple of book lovers who have disposed of their physics books and just use their kindles.

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  14. Ha ha I definitely feel Terry Pratchett, I can't remember the last time I had enough book space!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/top-ten-tuesday-283/

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  15. Great choices! I love the Hitchhiker's one. Fun book and a good quote for right about now.

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  16. I love seeing a quote from Marian Keyes. I've long loved her books but rarely see her mentioned.

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    1. I don’t read her books as much these days but I still love her wit and wisdom!

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  17. Love the quotes from Tolkien and C.S. Lewis! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  18. I love the Tolkien quote! And the Pratchett totally made me laugh. :D Great list!

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  19. I love all of these! Terry Pratchett and Tolkien are always great for a quote. 💜💜💜

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    1. They both have some excellent quotes!

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  20. The Fellowship quote probably would have been my first one as well. Those books are filled with terrific one-liners! I completely forgot about King's On Writing. The man really should write more nonfiction- that's such a great one!

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    1. I really enjoyed On Writing, it was fascinating to find out more about him and his processes.

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  21. JRRT had a way with words...I always loved the One ring poem...I even did a school project on LOTR when I was about nine!

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    1. He does indeed, I read JRRT in the first year of high school so I was a couple of years older, that was me hooked.

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  22. I love that Terry Pratchett quote. What a remarkably funny man.

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  23. I'm pretty sure I've got most of these tucked away somewhere and I love them! I haven't seen the Stephen Fry quote before but it's absolutely true. Great choices!

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