Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Book Quotes

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I’m doing the Top Ten Tuesday post after a while! Today’s prompt is to share book quotes that I love! So, let’s begin!


1. A Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.”

2. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I am theirs. You can see them on me. But I’m also all mine, mostly.”

3. Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

“Everyone wants you here. We have a saying in Farsi. It translates ‘your place was empty.’ We say it when we miss somebody.”

4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”

5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

“When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.”

6. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

“Late into the night I write and the pages of my notebook swell from all the words I’ve pressed onto them.
It almost feels like the more I bruise the page the quicker something inside me heals.”

7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

8. Upstream by Mary Oliver

“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.”

9. Circe by Madeline Miller

“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.”

10. Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia


“Maybe that’s normal. The things you care most about are the ones that leave the biggest holes.”


What are some of your favorite book quotes? Let me know in the comments below!

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12 Comments

  1. I love that quote about success.

    My post .

    1. Thats great! 🙂

    1. Omg thats great! Love Circe!

  2. Great selection! There are some gems here on human insight that we would all do well to remember.

    Found you from TTT, my own post here: https://lexlingua.co/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-book-quotes/

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Brilliant quotes!! I love the clap when you land 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/

    1. Thank you! I loved Clap When You Land! Such a good book!
      Your TTT sounds so interesting! I think I will fare quite poorly hehe! Let me try! 🙂

  4. I need to write them more.. like in a notebook or something- because as anything else, when I need book quotes I absolutely forget all about them xd

    All thoses that you picks were lovely xx

    1. Haha same! I forget the quotes when I need them the most too!
      Thank you! 🙂

  5. I love that quote from Upstream. I haven’t read the collection it comes from, but I’m adding it to my TBR pile now.

    1. Thats great! the book is really good!

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