Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week.
This weeks theme is Inspirational/Thought Provoking quotes.
This was actually tougher than I thought!
You may be surprised if you read my reviews that I don’t make a habit of writing down nice quotes whilst reading. I tend to choose the most apt quotations after I’ve formed what I want to say in the review. Though it may be a good idea to take it up!!
All bar two of these are from relatively recent MG reads, but two classics are in there for the love of the resonance
Strong Independent Female Wisdom
‘And if I do get locked in a tower, I’ll find my own way out, thank you very much.’
The Star Spun Web– Sinéad O’Hart
When anxiety is clouding your thinking
Despite her fear Suzy closed her eyes and forced herself to breathe deeply. It wasn’t much, but it calmed the storm inside her mind just long enough to let her hear the thought that had been there all along.
When I need to believe
“Oh Come on Prue; the odds are better if you believe it’s possible! Just believe.”
Wildspark– Vashti Hardy
Sage life advice to be prepared
Darkling!…Now did you remember your…Oh and some spare pairs of knickers in case any get eaten by vultures or anything..’
Amelia Fang and the Half Moon Holiday- Laura Ellen Anderson
To never doubt your worth simply because of your past, pedigree or origins.
“Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.” – The Truth- Terry Pratchett
To understand what it means to be loved
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
To understand that it’s better to be free than live in a gilded cage
The kitten cannot take your name from you Maximilian.’…’as far as your life well would you really change what you have now to be in that kitten’s place?’
Maximilian thought about this. He thought about the kitten…it would live it’s entire life on a comfortable cushion in the window sill of Arlington Grove. It would never chase mice or see a Theatre show, or climb over rooftops or have a friend like Oscar.
…‘A cat needs space to feel alive’ and he started to feel sorry for the kitten with a bow.’
Max The Detective Cat– Sarah Todd Taylor
To remind that jealousy says more about the jealous than the envied.
‘But jealous, bitter people don’t suddenly find that those feelings go away when what they envy becomes theirs. they simply find something else to be jealous and bitter about, because it was never about what the other person had. It’s about what they themselves lack.’
A Pinch Of Magic– Michelle Harrison
When I need a Blakean style metaphor about existence
The sky dances in the water, the silver moon and the firefly stars and the arc of the Milky Way. I see the whole universe in the tiny puddle and I smile.
The House with Chicken Legs- Sophie Anderson
When you consider going to IKEA with your other half.
‘I don’t know what it is about that shop- it brings out the worst in everyone.’ muttered Virgo.
Who Let The Gods Out? Maz Evans