Top Ten Tuesday ★ 7

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works: 

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information. You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!

NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.

 - Jana of The Artsy Reader Girl

Inspirational/Thought Provoking Book Quotes

Did I skip last week? Yes. Do I hate myself for it? Yes. Am I going back to post it? Nope, probably not.
This week's prompt is inspirational or thought provoking book quotes. Easy peasy, right? Sort of. Before I moved, I had a quote wall and it was filled with quotes from books that mattered to me. I obviously didn't pack up a my bedroom wall and move it to another state. So we're winging it because this girl doesn't keep track of things digitally because I'm a luddite lite. I'm also hella lazy today, so limited linkage. As in, the books are not linked, my dear individuals of varying genders. Now on to the show!

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
-Anneleis Marie Frank
Anne Frank's Tales from the Annex

I first read Anne Frank when I was 9 or 10 years old and this stayed with me all these years. Anne didn't focus on hate, she just wanted to see the world become a better place. I stopped hating everybody and everything around that time and I like to think that reading this helped me change. 

"And this above all, to thine ownself be true."
-William Shakespeare

Raise your hand if you were raised by a Shakespearean Scholar? I was. I was also obsessed with Danny DeVito's Renaissance Man. It made me emotional! So, one of my earliest birthday presents was a complete unabridged collection of William Shakespeare. And I read it, y'all. I think I was in first grade maybe? Anyways, have you ever seen Renaissance Man? No? Well, the quote has stuck in my mind through everything I've been through. 

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
- Veronica Roth

I actually haven't read the Divergent series, it's on my TBR list, but I know how it's supposed to end and I am not in the mood to read that. Nope. But this quote means so much to me from the movie that I had to include it. It's not cheating, it's creative thinking. It's technically from the book.

“Being poor is not an indication of potential or worth. It's a lack of resources.”
- Kim Harrison
A Perfect Blood

I live and die for my Kim Harrison collection, I've hardcovers, paperbacks, and ebooks. I could fill out every post with Rachel, Trent, Jenks, Ivy, and Al. But I don't. Be happy you only get this one earth-moving quote.

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
- Oscar Wilde

I adore Oscar Wilde. From the whole writing one of the gayest stories ever in 1890 to the weird ish he did. This guy made it his goal in life to live up to his surname. I'm not sure what book this quote is from, but I love quote and it's here. The end.

I know that's five quotes, but I hate quoting things. I do the coding myself so it's just a pain in the arse. Hella lazy, y'all. Just hella lazy.

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