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Today it is all about those quotes that have stayed with me long after I've turned the final page and moved onto the next book. There have been so many good books and amazing quotes this year that it was really hard to narrow it down to just ten. However, for you guys, I did it.
Below are a mix of quotes from older books I read for the first time this year, and books who hit the shelves in the last eleven months that I absolutely adored!
"Today I know we are merely humans. Two flawed, imperfect, mortal beings, whose bones will one day crumble to dust. Just a woman and a man." - One Dance With a Duke by Tessa Dare
"I have this day been abducted, nearly drowned, and stabbed a man with a hatpin. I am unsinkable, Stoker. Do your worst." - A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
"And this is because people are riddled by Doubt. It is the engine that drives them through their lives. It is the elastic band in the little model aeroplane of their soul, and they spend their time winding it up until it knots. Early morning is the worst time - there's that little moment of panic in case You have drifted away in the night and something else has moved in. This never happened to Granny Weatherwax. She went straight from fast asleep to instant operation on all six cylinders. She never needed to find herself because she always knew who was doing the looking." - Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
“There are no ghosts; only the dust in the light, our breath and the wind in the quiet, and the feeling that something, or a lot of somethings, are watching us. So maybe there are ghosts after all.” - The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
"Don't bother me with your hormones. I'm reading.” - The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
“FOR I CAN SEE THE BALANCE AND YOU HAVE LEFT THE WORLD MUCH BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT, AND IF YOU ASK ME, said Death, NOBODY COULD DO ANY BETTER THAN THAT...” - The Shepherd's Crown by Sir Terry Pratchett
“She knew that the dead hid pieces of themselves in the world. They buried organs in the living. They stuffed memories into trees and clouds and other innocuous things.” - A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
"And then he was kissing me like we were both on fire and he was trying to put the flames out, and I kissed him back like an arsonist with a pocket full of matches." - Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
"We do not start as dust. We do not end as dust. We make more than dust. That's all we ask of you. Make more than dust." - Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
“You don't know when you're twenty-three.
You don't know what it really means to crawl into someone else's life and stay there. You can't see all the ways you're going to get tangled, how you're going to bond skin to skin. How the idea of separating will feel in five years, in ten - in fifteen. When Georgie thought about divorce now, she imagined lying side by side with Neal on two operating tables while a team of doctors tried to unthread their vascular systems.
She didn't know at twenty-three.” - Landline by Rainbow Rowell
So there you have my top ten quotes from books I've read this year. Do you agree with my choices? Have we picked some of the same ones? And are you now curious about any of the books on here based purely on one quote alone? Let me know and link me to your own list's in the comments below!