Top Most Awesome Quotes Part 1

Hi, again, guys! Today, I was shuffling through my old word documents when I found a list of the “Top Most Awesome Quotes” found in books. Re-reading through them, I realized that the title was true. These are some of the Top Most Awesome Quotes. And it would be a shame not to share them with you. Or, at the very least, some of them. So with no further ado, here is a list of ten. Ten more will follow in another post, some time, some day.


  • “The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Adams 


  • “Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this snow before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs. I wonder how they feel tonight.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chbosky 


  • “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.” -The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald 


  • “‘What the hell is that?’ I laughed. ‘It’s my fox hat.’ ‘Your fox hat?’ ‘Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat.’ ‘Why are you wearing your fox hat’?” I asked. ‘Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox.'” -Looking for Alaska, Green 


  • “‘Then let’s look on the bright side; we’re having an adventure, Fezzik, and most people live and die without being as lucky as we are.'” – The Princess Bride, Goldman. 


  • “All children, except one, grow up.” – Peter Pan, Barrie. 


  • “My father had a face that could stop a clock. I don’t mean that he was ugly or anything; it was a phrase that the ChronoGuard used to describe someone who had the power to reduce time to an ultra-slow trickle.” – The Eyre Affair, Fforde 


  • “Why, did you know that there are almost as many kinds of stillness as there are sounds? But, sadly enough no one pays any attention to them these days.“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn?” she inquired. “Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause in  a roomful of people when someone is about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re all alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully.” – The Phantom Tollbooth, Juster


  • “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,” his father told him.” -A Game of Thrones, Martin. 


And finally, to end the post off:

  • “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax, Seuss.


Do you have any favorite quotes that never cease to make you laugh, smile, frown, or think? If so, tell me! It’s kind of weird, but I actually love collecting book quotes. I have pages of them in my notebook and they always inspire me when I need that kind of thing. I hope some of these inspired you. Or, at the very least, I hope you didn’t hate them. But, come on, how could you?



11 thoughts on “Top Most Awesome Quotes Part 1

  1. One of my favorites: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


  2. “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did”

    -T.E. Lawrence


  3. I love quotes, seriously love them, when I come across one that just speaks to me I print it out and tape it to my bedroom door. =) I’ll leave two for you because I can’t resist sharing quotes and these are two of my favorites.
    “When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face–the moment when your life teeters between giving up and getting up–when that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can’t get up and you can’t give up either, here’s what you do: Crawl.”
    ― Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave
    “I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
    ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


    • Ooooh, thanks for sharing! I’ve never heard of the first book, I’ll have to look it up. It’s funny, your second quote is also on my list. I was going to share that one next week! Of course, I have a lot of John Green quotes on my favorites list. He’s so eloquent and poetic.


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