A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Posted March 6, 2018 by Amber in Memes / 10 Comments


I often find comfort in books.  Whether it’s a lighthearted jab or deep words of wisdom, or a moment of inspiration… books have a lot of things to say about life and love and humor and hope.

Today, I’m going to share a few favorites with you. <3


“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”


“Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.”


― Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling


“Because I haven’t yet learned the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.”

― Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables



“As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


“I had tasted cake and there was no going back. My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation. I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sheer power of my desire to eat it.”


― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


“It is terrible how much has been forgotten, which is why, I suppose, remembering seems a holy thing.”


― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent


“He had never known such gallantry as the gallantry of Scarlett O’Hara going forth to conquer the world in her mother’s velvet curtains and the tail feathers of a rooster.”

― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind




Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.


Per G.G.,Chief of Ordnance”

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was:

Favorite Book Quotes


For me, this is SUCH a hard one, because I have hundreds of quotes saved on Goodreads.  There’s a reason why there’s a rotating quotation in my sidebar!  Some amuse me, some inspire me, some are just truths.  I love books and their wisdom.


What are some of your favorite book quotes?

Do you underline or save the best passages while you read?

Have you ever founds yourself quoting a book?

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10 responses to “A Collection of Bookish Quotes

  1. that harry potter quote is great. & the queen of tearling & the anne of green gables, I like those but really the rest, not really. it’s probably because I haven’t read those books yet.

    have a lovely day.

    • Amber

      Knowing the book definitely does help. I have hundreds of quotes saved on Goodreads that I like for various reasons, and definitely just hit “random” to pull up the ones for this post. :). I’m glad you liked the handful, though!

  2. I love these quotes! I’ve never even heard of The Queen of the Tearling, but that quote is INCREDIBLE. I love that and now probably really need to read the book.

    • Amber

      Oh, you really ought to try it out. The first book is amazing and the ending of the trilogy is soooo unsatisfying but also perfect and ahhhhhh definitely recommended.

    • Amber

      I *adore* that quote by Dany. 🙂 It’s one of my favorites in the series, I was so glad that one popped up when I was doing the prompt!!!