Hey guys! I hope your week is going well! It’s Wednesday, the weekdays are halfway done and it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday post. Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam (Thoughts on Tomes).
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This week’s topic is a freebie which means that we get to decide what we want to post about. I decided that I would like to share to you my favorite quotes/lines from a book. These are the quotes that stayed in mind long after I closed the book because they speak the truth. Here they are:
1. “For you, a thousand times over.”
Well, this quote from Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner just blew me away. It’s perfectly amazing as a standalone or simply reading it without the context. But the context… As you’ve read through the entire book and arrive on that very last page… that very last line… Well, it blew away. How can something so beautiful come from something so tragic?
2. “Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?”
Have YOU ever asked yourself? Because after reading this, I have! Constantly! This is from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone which is awesome! I gave the book 4 stars. I really liked the perspective of the book regarding wars. Incredible word building too.
3. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
I guess we’ve all read this one from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. This book is one of the best books ever written and it clearly changed me upon reading the book. This quote have stayed with me for a long time though. It has become part of my moral compass. Because of this quote, I try my very best not to be unkind to people- to try to understand them. This quote’s impact is indeed long-lasting.
4.”Is a person worth more because they have someone to grieve for them?”
This is another quote that really made me think. Is there anything that can measure a person’s worth? Is it the people they leave behind? The grief that surrounds ones’ death? I don’t know and I don’t think I’ll ever find out. Anyways, this is from one of favorite books- On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
5. “In dangerous times, there is no sin greater than inaction.”
Ain’t that the truth? This is from Dan Brown’s Inferno. I hope this quote can teach us a lesson and really consider our action and/or inaction.
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So… that’s it! That’s my Top 5 Wednesday post this week. How about you? What topic did you choose for the freebie? What do you think of my favorite quotes? Did any of these resonate with you too? Chat with me through the comments below!