Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl!

Today’s topic is quotes! Honestly this one’s kind hard for me: I don’t typically tab my books or anything, nor do I underline quotes or whatever. So I don’t have ten, I have seven, pbtbtbt. Also, these are in no particular order, except the last, which is my favorite.

When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world you fear what he might say.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Could there be irony crueler than this? How, upon his rescue, the truth had brought him here, to a house for the mad, for only a madman believes what every child knows to be true: There are monsters that lie in wait under our beds.

Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist

My mother said I broke her heart…but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it’s all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us…but within that inch we are free.

Alan Moore, V For Vendetta

When considering a man’s motives, remember you must not measure his wheat with your bushel. He may not be using the same standard at all.

Robin Hobb, The Assassin’s Apprentice

The internet is amazing because it connects us with one another. But it’s also horrific because . . . it connects us with one another.

Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet

More than anything else in the universe, more than power to dictate law at Taranoke, more than the knowledge of the count of stars in the sky, Baru wanted in that moment to speak the truth.

But she had no tongue for it. She had burnt all her truth away. Alloyed it into the machine.

Seth Dickinson, The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Senlin loved nothing more in the world than a warm hearth to set his feet upon and a good book to pour his whole mind into. While an evening storm rattled the shutters and a glass of port wine warmed in his hand, Senlin would read into the wee hours of the night. He especially delighted in the old tales, the epics in which heroes set out on some impossible and noble errand, confronting the dangers in their path with fatalistic bravery. Men often died along the way, killed in brutal and unnatural ways; they were gored by war machines, trampled by steeds, and dismembered by their heartless enemies. Their deaths were boastful and lyrical and always, always more romantic than real. Death was not an end. It was an ellipsis. There was no romance in the scene before him. There were no ellipses here. The bodies lay upon the ground like broken exclamation points.

Josiah Bancroft, Senlin Ascends

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