Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational/Thought Provoking Quotes

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I love quotes, so it’s only natural that I do this one. However, these might be less thought provoking and inspirational and more just some of my favorite quotes.

From Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

“When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them. You want—”

~ Julian Blackthorn

From Siege and Storm

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”

~ Sturmhond

From Queen of Shadows

For Evangeline. For her future. For her freedom. For her friends who had come for her.

~ Lysandra

From Dreams of Gods and Monsters

“Some Myths are true,” Eliza had said. “Some have already been lived. And in the drift of time, eternal and entire, some haven’t…There will be Godstars. And they will be us.”

~ Eliza

From a Study in Charlotte

“Wait a minute,” Detective Shepard cleared his throat. “You mean that you’re that Holmes? Which makes _”

“Yes, yes,” my father said, waving a hand. “That Watson.”

~ Detective Shepard and Mr. Watson

From Doctor Who

You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have – arm yourselves!

~ The Tenth Doctor

From the Hunger Games Trilogy

Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.

~ Snow, Hunger Games (Moive)

From Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

~ Opening line

From The Mummy Movie (1999)

“I may not be an adventurer, or a treasure seeker, or a gunslinger Mr. O’Conell, but I am proud of what I am.

And what is that?

I…am a Librarian.”

~ Evelyn Carnahan and Rick O’Conell

Oscar Wilde

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.




9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational/Thought Provoking Quotes

  1. I’ve just read the Dark Artifices series and the Grish series so the first few quotes really resonated with me. May I ask you add a ‘d’ to the P & P quote “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” Great post, I might have to start saving some of mine to share.

  2. Love these quotes! Funnily enough, I just watched The Mummy again, like, three days ago. And that’s always been one of my favorite quotes. Way back when the movie came out, I actually wanted to be a librarian for, like, two seconds. :3 I particularly like the quote from Siege and Storm. So very true!

    • LOL! I had just started volunteering at a library when this movie came out. I was 13, and the rest is history! It’s always had a special place in my heart. People always underestimate librarians. They think we’re mild mannered and boring, and everyone is shocked to learn we have Masters degrees.

      • Ha, we have fabulous librarians at our library, so I definitely don’t underestimate them, but I agree. People always seem so surprised that librarians actually have to be, like, educated. And that they know what they’re doing. I’m not sure why this is surprising? My daughter says she wants to be a librarian now, but only because I told her that if she really wants to be a princess, she’d have to find a country and overthrow their government, and she thinks that sounds like too much work. xD

      • When I told people I wanted to be a librarian they went “Oh, you don’t have to go to school for that” and then when I told them I had to have a masters they were shocked and thought I was wasting my time because “libraries are dead”. And then asked why I’d become one. After I got my job, I visited family, and they went “And how did that librarian thing work out?”

        LOL! Or she’d have to marry one! But the chances of that are very slim.

      • Man, that sounds so frustrating. =/ I can’t even imagine. But good for you for doing what you wanted regardless. Libraries do so much more than just books, and as far as I’m concerned, there will always be a place for them.

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