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Literary Quotes I Live By

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Hello fellow bookworm! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Favourite Bookish Quotes. There are so many quotes I absolutely love from literature, and a lot of quotes about books and reading which I love as well, so I’m combining the two today because I just couldn’t decide!

“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

– Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations”

– Hazel Grace Lancaster, The Fault in Our Stars

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“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing”

– Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird

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“One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

– Tessa Grey, Clockwork Angel

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“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

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“There is no pretending. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”

– Jace Herondale, City of Glass

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“A good book is an event in my life.”

– The Red and the Black
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“Your now is not your forever.”

– Turtles All The Way Down

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“There are good days and hard days for me- even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

– Mor, A Court of Mist and Fury

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“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

– Liesel Meminger, The Book Thief

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That’s all for today’s list! I’d love to know how you feel about these quotes, and whether we share any favourites! Also, feel free to link your posts down below, I’d love to see some of your favourite quotes too!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

 

 

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You never really find answers, just new and deeper questions.

-Turtles All The Way Down

 

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Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.

– Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

 

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Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.

– Jeanette Winterson

 

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We all change the world, with every day of living in it,” Magnus said. “You just have to decide HOW you want to change the world.

– Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

 

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All was well.

– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Happy 1st September my fellow bookworms! Today is a very special day for all returning to Hogwarts. 2017 marks 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, and the day when Albus Severus Potter first begins his journey into the wizarding world! 

September 1st has always been the day I look at Harry Potter and think about how much it truly means to me! Thank you J.K. Rowling, for such a wonderful world, and welcoming us into it, allowing us to make it a home when we have nowhere else to go.

Who’s looking forward to going home? I know I am!

Jade 🙂

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August’s Literary Quotes… Discussing Quotes in Literature

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s Sunday, which means it’s discussion time. This is when I write to think more deeply about books, why we read, and why literature is so important in our lives.
Throughout August, I will be talking about quotations in literature, focusing on why they are so important to us as readers, and what we can do to make the most of these small snippets of literature in our everyday lives. Today’s post is the final instalment in this collection talking about literary quotes, and I will be discussing some quotes I’ve found throughout my August reading, and why they jumped out at me in particular.

“…the distance between stories and real life did not yet seem so great.” – Hollow City

When I was younger, this quote was a lot more true than I feel it is now with children. I felt so connected to stories and believed in fiction a lot more than children these days. Children of this generation are too connected to the real world online and through social media that they forget stories exist; they forget there are so many other alternate universes they can visit in literature. I think it’s so important to establish your own personal distance between reality and stories, and to have a balance between them. After all, stories are used to escape the world we live in.

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.” – Hollow City

Similar to reading books to escape, you could be struggling in reality, but living the life you wish for whilst reading a book. It’s important to realise that it is possible to be happy and have things to look forward to, as well as be a little bit sad, anxious or worried about things currently happening, or anything in the future. A balance needs to be found between these two emotions, otherwise everything gets a little bit overwhelming! I think this quote sums this feeling up quite nicely.

“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better…” – Hollow City

This is more of a personally reassuring quote p, as it reminds me it’s okay to feel happy in bad times, and that crying really won’t fix anything, and can sometimes make things feel worse than they are. If crying won’t do any good, then why not laugh instead, because no harm can be done through happiness!

“I am Tessa Grey, and I believe in the importance of stories.” – The Whitechapel Fiend (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #3)

I chose this quote because I believe it to be the most true out of all of these. Stories should be seen as important by everyone in their own way, as they allow us to stretch our imaginations. There are so many lessons to be learned in stories that can be applied to everyday life, but they also supply us with a means of escapism, which is also incredibly important for a lot of people. There aren’t many of us who can stand reality 24/7!

“…you wish to be alone with literature all the time.” – Nothing But Shadows (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #4)

I loved this when I read it, because it made me think about being alone with literature like being with a person to keep you company. You’re never truly alone when you’re reading, and the idea of being able to ‘be with literature’ all the time sounds like a world I want to be living in!

What do you think of the quotes I can across in my reading this month? Have you come across any good quotes whilst reading recently? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

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“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.

– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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A Few Favourites…Discussing Quotes in Literature

 

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s Sunday, which means it’s discussion time. This is when I write to think more deeply about books, why we read, and why literature is so important in our lives.

Throughout August, I will be talking about quotations in literature, focusing on why they are so important to us as readers, and what we can do to make the most of these small snippets of literature in our everyday lives. Today’s post will be focused on some of my favourite quotes in literature and why they stand out to me so much, referring to what I've been discussing over the past couple of weeks.

"Before I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

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If anyone asks me, this is my favourite quote from all literature I've read. Ever! From the moment I read it for the first time, it took my breath away, I was so struck by such a beautifully written quote. The last part of the quote really embodies what I love about reading. Books and reading are part of and a natural part of what I do. Without books, I don't know where I would be. However, I wouldn't go as far as to say I've never loved to read, but you get the gist!

"To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."

 

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I feel like this quote isn't talking about stereotypical of nerds collectively, but book nerds in particular. A lot of people read to escape, so it's key to prefer the worlds you're reading about to feel the true effects of escapism. Another reason I love this quote is because it reminds me I fictional worlds I can go to if I'm not keen of reality at times. I have another quote in a bit which has a similar affect.

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

 

The Fault in Our Stars

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As a creative person, this quote is very important to me. I often have a brain full of whirring thoughts and ideas I can't quite put together, and this helps me to realise that the feeling is quite normal. It's also really nice to think of thoughts as stars, far away from being physically tangible, but still a spark of an idea in the darkness, especially when those thoughts are few and far between, as they often can be.

"Whether you come back page by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."

 

J.K. Rowling

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This quote isn't necessarily from literature, but it is an important quote for me, I couldn't not include it! Like the Fangirl quote, it reminds me I have a second home and, if I'm not really enjoying reality, I have somewhere else to go. I can visit Hogwarts whenever I feel the need to. As readers, I think we are all very grateful to authors to have such an incredible world to escape to and be welcomed into.

"One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."

 

Clockwork Angel

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This final quote proves that books really do have a lot of influence over what we do, how we act, and how we conduct ourselves in society. I don't know about you, but I often take on small traits from characters I love in a book (*cough* Hermione Granger *cough*). We can sometimes underestimate the immense power that words have over us, and how much they can affect us emotionally. Book appear to just be words of a page, but they can be so much more (scientifically proven when we sob over fictional character's deaths!)

I'd love to know what your favourite quotes from book are, and why you love them so much!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

P.S I have hand cut paper bookmarks with the first two quotes on available in my Etsy shop!

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Before I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

– To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee