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


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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!

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

  1. 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*

      1. Honestly there are so many twist and turns that just pop out of nowhere in this book. One thing that I’m sure about is that Kady and Ezra are all kinds of adorable together haha.

  2. 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.

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