Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because they love lists. 
This week's theme is...

Freebie Week.
This week, there is no assigned theme, it's a "Make up your own or do a past one". AWESOME!!! I'm going with...
Top Ten Book Quotes
This was a tough call, because there were sooooo many good themes to pick from. I guess that bodes well for other weeks/days. LOL. But without further ado, I bring you, ten of my favorite book quotes (which was also difficult to narrow down, FYI).

On to quotes.

"He was like a bright and beautiful rogue planet. He pulled the entire galaxy into a gravitational wobble until he got close enough to suck you in and tilt your axis head over heels." -Natasha Boyd, Eversea

"Madame, I believe the greatest sin against God is to be false. If one is not true to one's self, then it is impossible to be true to God. I bear you no ill will for following your heart." -Diane Haeger, Courtesan

"Two thousand years later, John's call remains a wilderness call, a cry from the margins. Because we religious types are really good at building walls and retreating to temples. We're good at making mountains out of our ideologies, obstructions out of our theologies, and hills out of our screwed up notions of who's in and who's out, who's worthy and who's unworthy. We're good at getting in the way. Perhaps we're afraid that if we move, God might use people and methods we don't approve of, that rules will be broken and theologies questioned. Perhaps we're afraid that if we get out of the way, this grace thing might get out of hand.
Well, guess what? It already has.
Grace got out of hand the moment the God of the universe hung upon a Roman cross and with outstretched hands looked out upon those who had hung him there and declared,
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Grace has been out of hand for more than two thousand years now. We best get used to it." -Rachel Held Evans, Searching For Sunday. 

"What is a toddler? A toddler is a cross between a sociopath, a rabid annimal, a cocker spaniel, a demon, and an angel. Depending on the time of day and when your toddler's last meal way, you will see all of these sides." -Bunmi Laditan, Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault

"Sometimes ghosts stick around a while. Good news is, they're pretty thin. They have much less substance than the real flesh and blood right in your bed." -Laura Parker, The Exodus Road

"'That's the thing about pain,' Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. 'It demands to be felt.'" -John Green, The Fault in our Stars

"I don't know for sure, but I think maybe God was trying to tell me that gentleness beggins with strength, quietness with security. A great tree is both moved and unmoved, for it changes with the seasons, but its roots keep it anchored in the ground. Mastering a gentle and quiet spirit didn't mean changing my personality, just regaining conrol of it, growing strong enough to hold back and secure enough to soften." -Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood

"Yet the United States could afford to maintain the Peace Corps to protect and assist the uderprivileged of other countries while native-born American citizens werre murdered and brutalized daily and nothing was done." -Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi

"Why does life carry some people on the crest of the wave while others drown beneath the water?" -Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

"'Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly. Not something I want for you.' 
There's the rub. He didn't feel particularly loved at the moment.
'Mack, pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly.' She waited a moment, allowing her words to settle. 'And if it's left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.'" -William Paul Young, The Shack