Jade’s Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

I got this idea from Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish blog. To join the blog hop, visit their blog and choose any topic that you like.

One of the things I love about books, aside from the great stories and characters, are quotes. Most of the time, I would find myself scouring Goodreads for quotes that I could post on my wall or embroider on my shirts. At one point, I even used one for a Henna Tattoo design.

Here’s my top ten book quotes:

1. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ― Neil GaimanThe Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections

2. “You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now.” ― Jay AsherThirteen Reasons Why

3. “I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting.” ― Jodi PicoultHandle with Care

4. “It’s hard being left behind… It’s hard to be the one who stays.” ― Audrey NiffeneggerThe Time Traveler’s Wife

5. “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” ― Gayle FormanIf I Stay

6. “When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” ― Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak

7. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” ― Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

8. “Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.”  Neil GaimanCoraline

9. “There is a reason God limits our days.”…”To make each one precious.”  Mitch AlbomThe Time Keeper

10. “Love’s a tidal wave,” she says.
“Because it sweeps you off your feet?” I ask.
“No. Because it sucks you under and you drown.”
“But sometimes,” I point out, “it’s the only thing that keeps you afloat.” ― Jodi PicoultBetween the Lines

These are some of my favorite quotes from books. How about you? What’s yours?

Disclaimer: I do not own the photo used in this post. The photo was taken from tumblr and links back to the source.

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