TTT: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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April 30: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

I’ve done this prompt a couple of times and, to be honest, I think quite a few of them have remained the same…

I’m not great at keeping track of quotes I really like while I’m reading. I’ve been trying recently to get a bit better when I’m using my Kindle and use the Notes feature, but even then I’ve got nothing for physical or audiobooks. I get too caught up in the story, and I’m not big on marking-up.

Do you keep track of favourite quotes? How do you do it?


Twilight hours, a legacy of verse

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

Sarah Williams, The Old Astronomer in Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

“I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar.”

Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)

“Because I am not all right. I am a hurricane barely contained in skin.”

Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess

Shadowplay (Micah Grey, #2)

‘Just because you want something does not mean it is yours to take,’ she said. ‘Especially when it is something as complex as a woman’s heart.’

Laura Lam, Shadowplay

A Midsummer Night's Dream

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)

“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

“My skin has turned to porcelain, to ivory, to steel.”

George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)

“She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don’t apply to you.”

Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

Jane Eyre

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


19 thoughts on “TTT: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

  1. That Hunger Games quote is wonderful.

    I write down quotes as I find them in books or other places, but I have a high standard for what I choose to keep. So my list of must-remember quotes isn’t that big. 🙂

    My TTT.

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  2. So many great quotes on your list! I love that Sarah Williams quote, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has so many quotable lines. 🙂

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  3. Great quotes! I will often snap a picture of a page in a book so that I remember the quote. I also use the Goodreads “update reading status” or quotes features as a way to keep track of favorite quotes.

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  4. Great quotes! I really like the Pratchett one and the Alice quote. And A Midsummer Night’s Dream — so many great quotes from that one.

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