Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So (Nov 17)


As usual, this meme is hosted by Broke and Bookish.

This one was hard, but brought a lot of smiles to mind when I was actually figuring out which ones I wanted to post. I begin and end with quotes from the same book because, well, it was basically the Bible for smart-ass quotes!

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books (that I’ve read in the past year or so.)

“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
― Andy WeirThe Martian

“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”
― Rick YanceyThe 5th Wave

“Hung herself in the closet.”
“Hanged,” said Nate.
“Don’t be one of those people.”
― Peter Clines14

“In an age of rust, she comes up stainless steel”
― M.R. CareyThe Girl with All the Gifts

“Guess you didn’t get eaten the way you wanted, eh?”
― Peter ClinesEx-Heroes

“Interviewer: So. Tell me about your mother.
Ezra: You’re taping this, right?
Interviewer: Audio only. Camera is faulty.
Ezra: Okay, well for the benefit of the sight-impaired, I am now raising my… oh, dear… yes, it’s my MIDDLE finger at Mr. Postgrad here.
Interviewer: Mr. Mason…
Ezra: Now I’m wiggling it.
Interviewer: Terminating interview at 13:58 on 03/19/75.
Ezra: Look at it wiggl-
-audio ends-”
― Amie KaufmanIlluminae

“In one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle (not yet a Sir) made an observation on logical deduction. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

There is, however, a specific flaw in that maxim. It assumes people can recognize the difference between what is impossible and what they believe is impossible.”
― Peter ClinesEx-Heroes

“That’s what you do when the curtain is falling–you give the line that the audience wants to hear.”
― Rick YanceyThe 5th Wave

“The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.
About anything.
“Need a poo, Todd.”
“Shutup, Manchee.”
“Poo. Poo, Todd.”
“I said shut it.”
― Patrick NessThe Knife of Never Letting Go

“My asshole is doing as much to keep me alive as my brain.”
― Andy WeirThe Martian


Can’t wait to see everyone else’s!

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19 Responses to Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So (Nov 17)

  1. Zezee says:

    Haha! I love them all. And even more reason for me to read The Martian and Illuminae. Here are mine.

  2. Great choices! I love The 5th Wave quotes you picked 🙂

  3. Haha, love it. I completely forgot about The Martian which is kind of ironic because frankly you could choose all 10 quotes from that one book.
    Lynn 😀

  4. Ayunda says:

    Ugh I loved any quote related to Manchee. I read that book this year too and it’s amazing. All the feeeeeels 😭

  5. Ashley says:

    Great quotes!
    Love the 5th Wave and The Knife of Never Letting Go.
    I’m dying to read Illuminae. I recently just got it, so can’t wait to read it.

  6. samoak says:

    Great picks! I loved The Martian. There so many great moments that had me laughing in that one.

  7. Lois says:

    I love the Illuminae quote. Ezra is just all sorts of snarky and adorable haha. I also love the 5th Wave quotes.

  8. Good choices! I could’ve quoted half of The Martian, honestly.

  9. Hahahahahahahah I LOVE that Illuminae quote! I’m not sure if you’ve seen the Guardians of the Galaxy, but it reminds me a lot of Peter Quill (aka Chris Pratt)’s character in that film. So funny!

    There’s also “Am I not merciful?” which is just a whole other level of terrifying … *hides*

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