Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. The topic this week is our top ten favorite book quotes. Let me preface this by saying I've never been one to keep track of my favorite quotes. I wish I had kept a little notebook or something. Since joining Goodreads, I do try to add quotes to my quotes section but I don't do that nearly enough. With that said, here's my attempt at a list of quotes

1. "The world was hers for the reading." - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
2. "She wants to know if I love her, that's all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in a flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet." - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
3. "No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of x's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those x's..."
"No damn cat, and no damn cradle." - Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
4. "We are the ones who take this thing called music and line it up with this thing called time. We are the ticking, we are the pulsing, we are underneath every part of this moment. And by making the moment our own, we are rendering it timeless. There is no audience. There are no instruments. There are only bodies and thoughts and murmurs and looks. It's the concert rush to end all concert rushes, because this is what matters. When the heart races, this is what it's racing towards." - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5. "When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible."- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
6. "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt" - Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
7. "I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited." - Sylvia Plath
8. "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be." - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
9. "He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world. She was the book thief without the words. Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain." - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. "I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible."- East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Lastly, I'm excited to announce I've come up with a bookish title for my blog. I've had a temporary title for awhile, but have finally settled on "Recklessly Reading". I did some searching around and it does not seem to be taken here in the blog world. Hopefully I didn't steal it from anyone! Next on the agenda will be to work out a more aesthetically pleasing layout :)


  1. Those quotes from EL&IC are some of my faves! I really could have put all ten quotes just from EL&IC on my list! I still need to read East of Eden! I've had it on my shelf for FOREVER!

  2. Lovely quotes!

    And great blog title...Recklessly Reading!

    Here are mine:

  3. Love seeing all the different quotes everyone has chosen! Great list! Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/09/top-ten-tuesday_21.html

  4. I've seen a few lists now with quotes from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and they're all really good. Getting curious about the book now.

    Great list :D

  5. I am a new follower of your blog. If you go to mine you will find that I mashed two Tuesday top tens into one post. I enjoyed your quote selections.