Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

I love to discover poignant, beautifully worded quotes. You can see a collection of some of my favorites on Goodreads. I'd hesitate to say the following list covers my all-time favorites...I'm sure there are many others I could add! But here are some I pulled from my Goodreads list because they're simply wonderful and meaningful.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

“I never said I was good,” he told her, taking the pen. “Just that I liked doing it.” 
“That’s the best kind of good.”

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander

“He’d learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn’t worth living. Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.”

“Her soul was a country he longed to explore and know as well as he did every stone that pocked that creek path.”

A Wedding Invitation by Alice J. Wisler

“I spoke to God. God heard me. Sometimes that is all I need to know.”

Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

“Sometimes we have to find the courage to take off our shoes and feel it all. Even the bad stuff.”

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

“I had been waiting, all my life, for someone undeceived to love me.”

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

“I think thats one of the best feelings in the world, when you know your name is safe in another persons mouth. When you know theyll never shout it out like a cuss word, but say it or whisper it like a once-upon-a-time.”

The Sound of Rain by Sarah Loudin Thomas

“As much as I love it here, Im beginning to think you can do Gods work anywhere. All you have to do is look for someone whos hurting and see if you can ease the pain.”

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

“It isnt the great big pleasures that count the most; its making a great deal out of the little ones—Ive discovered the true secret of happiness, Daddy, and that is to live in the now. Not to be for ever regretting the past, or anticipating the future; but to get the most that you can out of this very instant.”

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

“This is the human way, she thought. On the edge of destruction, at the end of all things, we still dance. And hope.”

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What are some of your favorite lines from novels?


Brittaney said...

Great quote choices! And I'm happy to see two of my favorite books featured also, Barefoot Summer and The Pursuit of Tamssen Littlejohn.

Joann Downie said...

I liked A Wedding Invitation-very nice!!


Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you! And Barefoot Summer and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn are such wonderful stories. ♥ So glad you loved them too!


Amber Holcomb said...


Isn't that quote great? It's been years since I read the book, but based on my review, I loved it when I first read it. :)

Thank you for sharing your post; you picked some lovely quotes!


Alice Wisler said...

Thanks for sharing these quotes, and for including a quote from one of my novels!

~ Alice

Amber Holcomb said...


My pleasure! I loved that line, and your stories are so meaningful. :)


MovieCritic said...

Oh! These are all so lovely, thank you for sharing, Amber!

Amber Holcomb said...


Aw, so glad you love them too! Happy to share! :)