Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Tiara’s Teaser

THLPage 41: "I've either been painting or keeping an eye on her. She's always liked to watch me paint, and since I'm painting her, it works well."

Susan Kaye Quinn, The Legacy Human



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They created the meme because they love lists. Who doesn’t love lists? They wanted to share these list with fellow booklovers and ask that we share in return to connect with our fellow book lovers. To learn more about participating in the challenge, stop by their page dedicated to it and dive in!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

Tiara’s Picks

Not all my quotes came from speculative literature, but I hope you enjoy them all the same.

“There is nothing foolish about hope.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

“The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.”
John Greenleaf Whittier, Poetry

“You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

“At night, before she went to sleep in her cabin down in the quarters, she remembered Mawu’s story and told herself that she was a god, a powerful god. Each and every day, she reminded herself of this so that she wouldn’t fall backward. She was more than eyes, ears, lips, and thigh. She was a heart. She was a mind.”
Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Give me excess of love, whatever it costs. We pay with our souls, and if we die with our souls intact we know we haven’t loved enough.”
Louise Carey, The Steel Seraglio

“Joy lurks in every mundane thing, just waiting to be found. Love is impervious to reason. And words are wonderful.”
Anna Lyndsey, Girl in the Dark

“Respect flows two ways and can mean as much to the giver as to the one receiving.”
David Anthony Durham, Acacia: The War with the Mein

“You don’t speak of dreams as unreal. They exist. They leave a mark behind them.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“One day I’ll give birth to a tiny baby girl
and when she’s born she’ll scream
and I’ll tell her to never stop

I will kiss her before I lay her down at night
and will tell her a story so she knows
how it is and how it must be for her to survive

I’ll tell her to set things on fire
and keep them burning
I’ll teach her that fire will not consume her
that she must use it.”
Nicole Blackman, Bloodsugar (Poem: “Daughter”)



14 Comments on “Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books”

    • Same here. It also makes me think of happiness, which spring does as well. It all goes full circle for me. 🙂


    • That has been one of my favorite quotes forever, and now that I have my own daughter, I really do try to instill this idea in her.


  1. Really lovely quotes. I especially like two from Tao of Pooh and Game of Thrones – they interestingly seem to be saying the same awesome thing in two different ways. I love the sentiment and that those two books could share something!


    • That’s an interesting comparison and one I would’ve never thought of, but reading both of them, you’re right. They seem to be saying the same thing in different ways, fascinating.


    • Yeah, brings tears to my eyes now that I have two beautiful girls. But with the baby now, I have a feeling I’ll appreciate the whole “she’ll scream and I’ll tell her to never stop” part a lot more in a few years.

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    • She wrote a really amazing short story set in the same universe as this book for The A.I. Chronicles, which prompted me to seek this out. It’s been interesting so far. I’ve been slow going through it due to work obligations, though.


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