Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

This isn’t a book blog (or an anything blog) so I don’t usually join in all the top ten Tuesday and book blogger questiony things that Laura does on her blog but today it’s top ten quotes so I HAD to join in. I used to write quotes on my wall because I couldn’t bear to forget them. Today I found it REALLY hard to remember all the quotes I love so here are just 10 of the many many quotes I love. 

She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness, and knew that this was love. Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody on the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, and it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. A few minutes later the real friend appears in view, and you can’t imagine how you ever mistook that other person for him.
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

What a Joy it is to dance and sing!
Wise Children by Angela Carter

I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me I not that I am too late, that such precious feeling are gone for ever. I offer myself to you with a heart even more your own than when you nearly broke it eight years and a half ago.
Persuasion by Jane Austen

I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

‘There is a room in the department of Mysteries,’ interrupted Dumbledore, ‘that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all. That power took you to save Sirius tonight. That power also saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests. In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

But mostly, I was crying because I was suddenly very aware of the fact that it was me standing up in the tunnel with the wind over my face. Not caring if I saw downtown. Not even thinking about it. Because I was standing in the tunnel. I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Something nasty in the woodshed
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.
I capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

There are only four things a grown, modern woman should have: a pair of yellow shoes (they unexpectedly go with everything), a friend who will come and post bail at 4am, a failsafe pie recipe and a proper muff. A lovely furry moof that looks – when she sits, naked – as if she has a marmoset sitting in her lap. A tame marmoset , that she can send off to pickpocket things, should she need it – like that trained monkey in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (I almost want to make stickers of this and stick them in public loos)

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

There are so many other quotations I have loved but can't think of today! 


  1. "You pierce my soul" is like the greatest thing I've read about love ever ever ever. Aaaand now I'm sad that I couldn't be bothered to look in Persuasion to quote it! Also, awww Harry Potter :)

    1. It's such an easy quote to find! I think my favourite is the Nancy Mitford one.

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