Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted weekly by the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish.

Unfortunately, many of my most favoritest quotes are extraordinarily spoiler-ific and can't really be posted here (which is probably a good thing, because if you put them all in one place it would most likely make everyone's brains explode from extreme awesomeness). But these are definitely some quality quotes from some of my favorite books, spoiler-free because I want more people to read them!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

"How much are you lifting?"

"Seven hundred."

Alrighty then. I will just stand over here, out of your way, and hope you don't remember to kick my ass.

He grinned. "Wanna spot me?"

"No thanks. How about I just scream verbal encouragements at you?" I took a deep breath and barked, "No pain, no gain! That pain is just weakness leaving your body! Come on! Push! Push! Make that weight your bitch!"

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

“You can divide infinity an infinite number of times, and the resulting pieces will still be infinitely large,” Uresh said in his odd Lenatti accent. “But if you divide a non-infinite number an infinite number of times the resulting pieces are non-infinitely small. Since they are non-infinitely small, but there are an infinite number of them, if you add them back together, their sum is infinite. This implies any number is, in fact, infinite.”

“Wow,” Elodin said after a long pause. He leveled a serious finger at the Lenatti man. “Uresh. Your next assignment is to have sex. If you do not know how to do this, see me after class.”

The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay

There are times when all you can do to survive is one single thing, however unlikely it may be, and so you act as if it can be done.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

"It's perfect! Locke would appreciate it."

"Bug," Calo said, "Locke is our brother and our love for him knows no bounds. But the four most fatal words in the Therin language are 'Locke would appreciate it.'"

"Rivalled only by 'Locke taught me a new trick,'" added Galo.

"The only person who gets away with Locke Lamora games ..."

"... is Locke ..."

"... because we think the gods are saving him up for a really big death. Something with knives and hot irons ..."

"... and fifty thousand cheering spectators."

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

"There!" Mars finished writing and threw the scroll at Octavian. "A prophecy. You can add it to your books, engrave it on the floor, whatever."

Octavian read the scroll. "This says, 'Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die'."

"Yes," Mars said. "Is that not clear?"

"Well, my lord...usually prophecies are unclear. They're wrapped in riddles. They rhyme, and..."

Mars casually popped another grenade off his belt. "Yes?"

"The prophecy is clear!" Octavian announced. "A quest!"

Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

A bullet traveled from the barrel of the rifle toard the area that Karl's head had occupied roughly four tenths of a second earlier. The bullet punched a finger-sized hole through the front of the helmet.

The same bullet then punched a similar hole through the back of the helmet.

The bullet, having thoroughly enjoyed this hole-punching business, proceeded to punch holes in the windows of four nearby cars, finally coming to rest on page 328 of a dog-eared copy of Gravity's Rainbow, which is 186 pages further than anyone else had ever gotten.

Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

I turned in his arms, and whispered, "Joscelin Verreuil, I would die without you."

"Probably." He smiled again. "Of melodrama, if naught else."

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

"This is not how diplomacy is done," Anastasia said as we approached the Château Raith.

"You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer."

Anastasia's mouth curved up at one corner. "You brought a sandwich?"

"Who do I look like, Kissinger?"

“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”


  1. New follower here! I had the same trouble with my TTT--a lot of my favorite quotes are basically spoilers. I love that Shiver quote, I had totally forgotten about that one! Great list.

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  2. What great quotes! I especially like the one from Shiver :)
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

  3. I love those quotes. I actually have the same Magic Burns Quote! Yea for another Curran and Kate fan! My Top Ten

    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  4. Love the one you took from Harry Potter. Awesome list! :D

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  5. I've actually only read numbers 1 and 10! Fantastic list of quotes - they make me want to read them all!

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  6. Stiefvater sure has a way with words! I can't believe I forgot to put her on my TTT. What an oversight! I loved Scorpio Races.

  7. I am truly ashamed to say that I've only read the Harry Potter book on your list!! The Magic Burns quote made me laugh and put it in my TBR pile! :)

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  8. Great quotes! Made me laugh,and I've just added Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Lynch to my 'to be read' list.

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  9. Harry Potter has so many great quotes! I like the one you picked a lot.

  10. The Harry Potter quote! I love it! It's so much fun: I have seen a couple of HP quotes around, but everybody has a different one so far! That only tells me that there are so many great quotes in those fantastic books :)


  11. I love that I recognized most of these. The ones I didn't recognize are on my TBR list. Great quotes!

  12. These are so funny. I agree that Locke Lamora is awesome :) i'm so sad that they pushed back the publication date of book 3 *again*.

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  13. LMAO!!! I remember that scene from WMF xD I don't usually laugh out loud but it made me snort. Great picks this week!

    Here's my TTT post for this week if you'd like to check it out =)

  14. Awesome choices Kate! I LOVE the Harry Potter one, especially!


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