Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Quotes

Who doesn’t love a good quote?

I find that a well worded quote or piece of wisdom from a book’s character makes the book just a little better. So I’m excited to share some of my favorites for this week’s prompt!

The Quotes

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible. – JoJo Moyes, Me Before You

‘Action requires courage’ Thomas said. ‘Inaction only requires excuses.’ – John Twelve Hawks, Spark

We’ve all got both light and darkness inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. – JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world. – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

What will people say? Who f*cking cares. – Nick Offerman, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living

You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing. – Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Sometimes these things happen. Life doesn’t go the way we plan or hope, but we don’t have to be so angry, do we? – Eowyn Ivey, The Snow Child

Everything in life had its phases, and if you were smart, you learned to appreciate them all. What really mattered, though, were the people in those moments with you. Memories are what we have and what we keep, and I held mine close. – Sarah Dessen, Once and for All

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Fate or not, our lives are still the results of our choices.- Taylor Jenkins Reid, Maybe in Another Life


Looks like I found more than ten, but they’re all good ones. Some I remember and some I don’t since I read the book so long ago. But it makes sense that these quotes are from some books that definitely stayed with me for a while.

What are some of your favorites?

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