Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. This week should feature the top ten of Top Ten Tuesday Topics, but seeing as I only started to participate recently, I do not have a top ten yet. So I decided to share my Top 10 Quotes From Books, a topic the others covered on April 14.
Let’s see whether you can work out my favourite authors, shall we?
1.) “Not all those who wander are lost.” – Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
This quote remains my absolute favourite quote. As someone who likes to travel, Bilbo’s poem to Aragorn / Strider is the perfect reminder that travel also serves a purpose and wanderers are by no means lost.
2.) “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
I read The Fellowship of the Ring when I was still learning English. It took me a while to figure out what Bilbo says here. But I just adore the sass in this quote.
3.) “To a great mind, nothing is little.” – Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Just a reminder that even to the greatest mind, nothing is insignificant. So why do simpler minds think details are not important?
4.) “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Opening sentence of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Fiction imitates life. I think this is brilliant.
5.) “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” – in Valis by Philip K. Dick
Sometimes I feel like it’s the only repsonse.