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Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes from Books I Read This Year

Aaaand this week on Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, I’m counting down my favorite quotes from books I’ve read in the past year (or so). Sit back and enjoy!


“There’s no honor among thieves, and even less among witches.” – from Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt.

One of my favorite dark fantasy books I’ve read this year.



“She could spend hours talking to it in its own language and fail to communicate.” – from Dawn by Octavia Butler.

Though this quote refers to a human walking trying to speak to an alien, I’ve sometimes felt this way while talking to a fellow human being.


From World Book Night USA

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

A beautiful way to think about living.



From AZ Quote

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

As a writer, I hope that someday I’ll be able to weave magic this powerful using my words.



“Some dreams never leave you, because they’re more than just dreams. They’re truth, distilled to purest potency.” ― Brian Hodge, Whom the Gods Would Destroy

I’ve always been a vivid dreamer. My dreams have often served as sources of creativity for me, even forming the foundation for some of the stories that I write.


From AZ Quotes

“That’s how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.” ― Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

Occasionally, the world certainly does feel this way to me.


From IzQuotes
From IzQuotes

“The king was pregnant.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness 

Admittedly I wasn’t a huge fan of the story itself, but I thought the premise itself was fascinating. This quote in particular is an engaging piece of language.


What are your favorite quotes from books you’ve read recently?


    • Zed Amadeo

      I read Left Hand of Darkness for a Sci-Fi literature class I took in college, and the professor discussed that quote as particularly eye-catching since the story takes place on a planet that is biologically androgynous.

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