Top 16 Quotes of 2016

Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is about my favorite book quotes! Here’s the thing, I didn’t want all my quotes coming from the same 3-4 books.  So I picked 16 books and took a few quotes from each one. Sneaky Sneaky. I try. So without further delay, here are the top 16 books with quotes I loved.

1. A Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeline Kuderick

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“On second thought
maybe it’s the little problems
that pile up the worst.
Deeper and darker.
One after another.

Until there’s no light at all.”

2. How to Love by Katie Cortungo

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“It occurs to me, not for the first time, that things change whether you’re around to notice them or not.”

“..That feeling of standing on the edge of a canyon and screaming, waiting for an echo that refused to come.”

3. Ink and Bone by Rachel Cain

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“You have ink in your blood, boy, and no help for it. Books will never be just business for you.”

“Jess had never imagined that someone would be so empty, that they’d need to destroy something precious to feel full.”

“We never wanted to conquer the world, just our fears.”

“Lives are short but knowledge is eternal.”

4. The Statistical Probability of Falling In Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

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“It’s not the changes that break your heart, its the tug of familiarity.”

“I like how you’re neither here nor there. And how there’s no where else you’re meant to be while waiting. You’re just suspended.”

5. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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“His eyes are so intense I want to look away…Or never look away. I can’t decide.”

“I wonder why some people are born knowing what they want to do with their lives. And others – mainly me- have no idea.”

“Feelings can be the most costly thing in the universe.”

6. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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“Forever is something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever is that it really didn’t exist.”

“In their minds, they still had forever. But we knew better. Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.”

7. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

“You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back.”

8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”

“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?

Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.

9. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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“Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.”

10. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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“The problem with wanting,” he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, “is that it makes us weak.”

“The Darkling slumped back in his chair. “Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.”

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”

11. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmen

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“You have me. Until ever last star in the galaxy dies.
You have me.”

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”

“She is catalyst.
She is chaos.
I can see why he loves her.”

“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”

“Am I not merciful?”

“The universe owes you nothing, Kady. It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you. The only way it will remember you is to do something worth remembrance.”

12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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“That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.”

“I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do.”

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”

“The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.”

“Telling me to relax or smile when I’m angry is like bringing a birthday cake into an ape sanctuary. You’re just asking to get your nose and genitals bitten off.”

13. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

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“I wonder if this is what other people seem to have that I do not—this courage to fall because they have the memory of standing. Then”

“Because just like all the other times I’ve drowned in my life, I’m determined to keep paddling forward, to believe that none of it has affected me at all.”

14. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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“I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.”

“It won’t be forever. You’ll be in the dark for as long as it takes and then you’ll come out.”

15. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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“Someday we will be more than words in the dark.”

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”

“Fear is a seed that once planted, never stops growing.”

“That’s why literature is so fascinating. It’s always up for interpretation, and could be a hundred different things to a hundred different people. It’s never the same thing twice.”

“When you’re a teenager, being different- if it’s not by choice – seems like the worst thing imaginable. But is it really?”

“Words made me”

16. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”

“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.”

“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.”

“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”

“It’s not natural for women to fight.”
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”

“We are all someone’s monster.”

Well these were 16 books with some fabulous quotes. Maybe you found a new favorite. Comment down below with a quote you found and loved this year from one of your reads. I hope you guys are having a great day!

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7 thoughts on “Top 16 Quotes of 2016

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Ahhh I LOVE all the Ink & Bone and Illuminae and Six of Crows ones particularly. ❤ These books, omg, with their amazing words and incredibleness. 😍😍

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