This week's topic is top ten favorite quotes from books. To be honest, I think this is an incredibly difficult topic since there are SO MANY quotes that I love.
I decided to pick quotes solely from books off my list to make things a little easier. Here I go! (these are in no particular order).
- “My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.” David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- “I was just a screw or cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else.” The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- "Muse, daughter of Zeus, Start from where you will-Sing for our time too." The Odyssey by Homer
- “I always want to know the things one shouldn't do." "So as to do them?" asked her aunt. "So as to choose." said Isabel." The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost." The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- “Blow the candle out, I don't need to see what my thoughts look like.” Germinal by Emile Zola
- "Yes, Lucy, I would choose to marry him. I think it would be the best and highest lot got me-to make his life happy. He loved me first. No one else could be quite what he is to me. But I can't divide myself from my brother for life. I must go away and wait. Pray, don't speak to me again about it." The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
- "A body's got to have something all their own." The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
- “I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.” The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham