TTT: Quotes that Inspire

I think one of the biggest reasons I read is because it inspires me. It inspires me to live, to love, to be bigger than I am, to exceed life’s expectations.

I guess you could say I collect quotes – so today’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is making me very happy. These are my memes, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating:

Dumbledore will always have a special spot in my heart. He was such a good mentor to Harry.

You didn’t anticipate a list without Dahl, did you?

Nobody thought I would enjoy this book. I’m surprised too. But the satire and ingenious angle leaves me with many a favourite quote.

I did not enjoy this book and I didn’t finish it either. But the author has a superb way with metaphors and such.

One of my favourite setwork books in high school. That little island taught me so much about this big bad world.

I think I’ve mentioned this book in a TTT before. Albom is wonderful with life lessons.

And people say Shakespeare is irrelevant to modern teens…

Another book I really didn’t enjoy, but this verse struck a cord.

Oh Atticus, this is why I’ll always crush on you.

I read this on recommendation from TBTB. Much better than the movie Contagion!

Here’s the typed-out versions of the memes for those whose internet is wonky:

  1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  2. “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  3. “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  4. “With passing years, a single kiss can acquire more meaning than many years of naked skin.” Chernobyl Strawberries, Vesna Goldsworthy
  5. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.” Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  6. “But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” For one more day, Mitch Albom
  7. “But he that filches from me my good name, robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed.” Othello, William Shakespeare
  8. “Roads go ever and ever on, under cloud and under star, yet feet that wandering have gone turn at last to home afar.” The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of another.” To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  10. “This is what we do. We make tea and read books and watch people die.” The Way We Fall, Megan Crewe


  1. Danielle says:

    Those are some FANTASTIC quotes! Love them. Great list!

    1. Why thanks Dear 🙂

  2. Jennifer Worrell says:

    Very inspirational list–I might need a new set of towels:)

    1. Heh, I was thinking the same thing 😉 Thanks for visiting!

  3. I always look forward to reading your Top Tens, and this week is no exception. You did not disappoint. What a fantastic list!

    1. Aw thank you Angela! I appreciate your kind words:)

  4. I love the way you’ve used the pictures- really cute! I love the Lord of the Flies quote- I didn’t enjoy that book but that is a great quote.

    This is my TTT:

    1. Thank you! Did you really not enjoy LOTF? My entire class loved it, maybe our teacher did something good without us noticing.

  5. Great list. I love the use of pictures. And Shakespeare will always be relevant. 🙂

    1. Thank you, I think so too (about Shakespeare), but a lot of the people trying to get Shakespeare out of schools use the “relevance” debate. So annoying.

  6. mabrsa says:

    where is the cool done, why did I not even on that idea!.
    it’s also some great some you have.

    1. Thank you 🙂 and thanks for the visit.

  7. Oh my gosh, this is so neat! I love how you did yours.

    I need to be better about collecting quotes. I used to be much better at it, and then I let it fall by the wayside. This seems like a great way to remember which ones you liked, because you have the image to go along with them.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

    1. Thank you! I have a big book for quotes, but I also sometimes tend to forget to write them down… This is the first time I’m doing it with images, but I think I might do it a lot more now! It’s really fun.

  8. beckireads says:

    That is a great list!

  9. I love the way you did this! It looks amazing.

    The TKAM quote is awesome!

    1. Thank you! Yeh, it was difficult choosing a favourite from that book, but I think in the end this was the most striking.

  10. trish says:

    What a great way of doing your quotes! I especially love the one from To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s so true.

    1. Thank you 🙂 To Kill A Mockingbird is just a spring of wisdom!

  11. Ashley says:

    Oh Harry Potter, you can never get too many quotes from that!

    1. I agree! The dialogue has some darn awesome bits too. But I needed to restrict my quotes to shortish ones to fit on the images.

    1. Thanks so much Cass 🙂

  12. I especially love the one you took from The Way We Fall. Awesome list! 😀

    Thanks for dropping by my Top 10! 😀

    1. Thank you, it resonated with me… it feels like that happens more often in medicine than we care to admit.

  13. Brandyn says:

    I have a quote from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” too, but that’s pretty much all that book was for me. A collection of quotes that made me laugh wrapped up in a story I didn’t care about.

    1. You do make a good point. I still can’t remember too much about the storyline, it was rather haphazard. Just loads of awesome concepts and quotes.

  14. I love quotes! These were great. I’m a huge Dumbledore fan. Although, I did like the Hobbit very much.

    1. A lot of people like the Hobbit, so don’t let me get you down on that 🙂

  15. Patricia says:

    There’s something very special about quotes that touch us in just a few words. I love using them in my posts.

    1. I agree – some quotes are just so encompassing.

  16. KrizziaKaye says:

    Love your list. I like the use of pictures cause I do that too with some of mine.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I’ll be sure to check out your pics too. They do a good job of taking away the “wordiness” of a post.

  17. I love your quotes and I love how you used pictures!! Great idea 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by my Top10 post 🙂

    Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. Thanks Kim. One of my rare bright ideas, though I can’t exactly say I invented it 😛

  18. Jamie says:

    LOVE a lot of these quotes!! I started to do the SAME THING with my quotes and then ran out of time and only did the “Road is Life” one haha. It was a little ambition during wedding planning time. haha. Yours turned out EXCELLENT!!

    1. It really does take a long time! I started about a month ago. And I love procrastinating. But I don’t think wedding planning should be procrastinated on 😛

  19. Keri Payton says:

    Such a brilliant list of quotes! Love the imagery for them. ♥

  20. melmarian says:

    Wow, this is exceptional. I love, I love, I love what you did with TTT! 😉

  21. Fanda says:

    I love Golding’s, Albom’s and Harper Lee’s. Great quotes framed in beautiful images. Awesome!

  22. TBM says:

    Great quotes…I’m always a sucker for quotes!

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