Top Ten Tuesday; Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

It's Tuesday again and time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was inspirational and thought-provoking book quotes.

Here's my list.

We have shown them that any problem can be solved between people if only they can trust each other. That is all it needs, no?
(War Horse - Michael Morpurgo)

"Why do you need a God and a paradise to be happy? Can't you make your own happiness in this world?"
(Germinal by Émile Zola)

My doctrine is this; that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop and you do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
(Black Beauty by Anna Sewell)

His voice is agitated and he sounds as if he is making a speech when he says, "I tell you this: it is the most despicable thing of all to drag animals into war."
(All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque)

Every day brings miracles and when you open your heart to that belief, be ready to experience, and enjoy, your own carnival island.
(The Red Shoes by Laura Erwin)

We all empathize with a sleep-deprived mate who comes home from work too tired to talk, but it's harder to grasp that social overstimulation can be just as exhausting.
(Quiet by Susan Cain)

Urban explorers, much like computer hackers in virtual space, exploit fractures in the architecture of the city. Their goal is to find deeper meaning in the spaces we pass through every day.
(Explore Everything by Bradley Garrett)

It was another reminder of what, to me anyway, is one of the many fascinating things about cats: they are lethal predators by nature. A lot of people don't like to think of their cute little kitty as a mass murderer, but that's what cats are, given half a chance.
(A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen)

Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?
(Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor)

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
(Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank)


  1. Oh, I love that quote from Germinal!

    My TTT.

  2. That Laini Taylor quote seems to have been making the rounds this week!
    My TTT:

  3. That Daughter of Smoke and Bone quote is very popular this week! The Anne Frank quote is nice too.

    1. I'm not surprised that the quote from Daughter of Smoke and Bone was popular. :-)


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