Top Ten Tuesday – Book Quotes (September 29)

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic.

This week’s topic is ‘Favorite Book Quotes.’ This one will be hard to keep to ten, but I’ll do my best!

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. (The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien)

 

541732You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. (Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories – C.S. Lewis)

 

44363. sx318 Questions are not scary. What is scary is when people don’t have any. What is tragic is faith that has no room for them. (Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith – Rob Bell)

 

119787There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing. (Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury)

 

474073. sx318 Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. (Coraline – Neil Gaiman)

 

10890You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. (Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamott)

 

6151Our humanity comes to its fullest bloom in giving. We become beautiful people when we give whatever we can give: a smile, a handshake, a kiss, an embrace, a word of love, a present, a part of our life…all of our life. (Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular WorldHenri J.M. Nouwen)

 

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary RadicalAnd I think that’s what our world is desperately in need of – lovers, people who are building deep, genuine relationships with fellow strugglers along the way, and who actually know the faces of the people behind the issues they are concerned about. (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical  Shane Claiborne)

 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams)

 

Beside the Ocean of TimeWe never find what we set out hearts on. We ought to be glad of that. (Beside the Ocean of Time – George Mackay Brown)

Posted on September 30, 2020, in Anne Lamott, books, C.S. Lewis, Christianity, faith, Henri Nouwen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, quote, Ray Bradbury, Rob Bell, The Hobbit, Top Ten Tuesday. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’ve seen that C.S. Lewis quote on several TTT posts this week. Pretty cool. 🙂

    My post .

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    • I probably could’ve easily had ten C.S. Lewis quotes, but I wanted to have a variety. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be sure to check out your post too.

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  2. Oh gosh, that quote from Fahrenheit 451. Absolute perfection. That quote from Coraline is one of my all-time favorite quotes, too!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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  3. Brilliant quotes!! I love the hobbit one, it’s such a moving book you could have picked so many haha. I tried this TTT, but ended up turning it into a game guessing which book the quotes were from. See how you get on!! 🙂 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2020/09/29/top-ten-tuesday-guess-the-books-for-my-favourite-quotes/

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    • Thanks! It would have been very easy just to do 10 from the Hobbit. I’m heading over to your post now to see how many I can guess!

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  4. I’m so glad to see a Douglas Adams quote today! It has me wanting to revisit the Hitchhiker’s Guide series—it’s been far too long.

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