Tuesday 8 May 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes From Books

Here is my second episode of "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is favourite quotes from books. As you can see form the title of the post.

1. “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  {This is how I feel many days. }

2. “Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.” ― Jim Butcher, Storm Front {This just makes me laugh.}

3. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” ― Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point {Kind of the same thing as "be the change you want to see in the world" by Gandhi.}

4. “I didn't say no because between safety and adventure I choose adventure.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot {I choose adventure!}

5. “Blessed are the dumbf*cks.” ― Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal {I need to remind myself of this when driving through rush hour traffic. And often when dealing with retail clerks.}

6. “It is said the siesta is one of the only gifts the Europeans brought to South America, but I imagine the Brazilians could have figured out how to sleep in the afternoon without having to endure centuries of murder and enslavement.” ― Ann Patchett, State of Wonder {This could be said of most North American aboriginal life...}

7. “And so it goes...” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five {C'est la vie}

8. "'Stop,' I said. 'Please do not further endorken yourself to me. You have great hair and a car that is most fly, and you have just saved me with your mad ninja driving skills, so do not sully your heroic hottie image in my mind by further reciting your nerdy scholastic agenda. Don't tell me what you're studying, Steve, tell me what's in your soul. What haunts you?'    And he was like, 'Dude, you need to cut back on the caffeine.'" ― Christopher Moore, You Suck {Again, for the laughs...}

9. "Any sort of calm period is to be treasured for its own sake. I think, without regard to the conflict that must inevitably end it. On either a personal or a global scale, peace is that stretch of time during which preparations are made for the next war. This doesn't make it any less satisfying." ― Lawrence Block, Me Tanner, You Jane {Peace for peace's sake.}

10. "...they were too stupid, both of them, to content themselves with conversation..." ― W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage {see #5}


  1. hahaha I love the quote from You Suck!! ahhaha I am still laughing!! :D :D Amazing top10!! ;)

    My Top10

  2. Haha, I never heard of You suck, but it sounds like fun :D Great list!

    1. It is fun! Sort of a surreal urban fantasy. :)