April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday 4/14/15

The Broke and the Bookish has Top Ten Tuesday and today's prompt is Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books. Not all of my quotes are from books per se, but they are quotes from people and are probably in a book somewhere? Good enough.

1."Dance first. Thank Later. It's the natural order." - Samuel Beckett -- This is kind of my whole outlook on life.

2."If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood -- I try to remember this when I'm feeling all alone in my reading tastes.

3."For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." - Virginia Woolf -- This kind of sums it all up.

4."Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln -- I have seen this over and over again. I really have to struggle to choose to be more happy, since my default mode is pessimist.

5."Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." - Lemony Snicket, Horseradish -- I love this idea, since I frequently feel not trusted because I DID bring a book.

6."Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By and About Groucho Marx -- One of my favorites. Dogs and books. Yay!

7."The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen -- Of course I have a Jane Austen quote.

8."Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer -- I did my senior thesis in high school on Nietzsche and I still like him. This quote is just wonderful.

9."Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde -- I like this version of the boring old "be yourself".

10."If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe -- Marilyn was very honest about not being perfect. This is a great quote giving women permission to have a difficult side.

Do you have any favorite quotes?