5. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
“I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
This one is so beautiful because anyone who has learned to read or write knows this feeling. The world is filled with so many words, how do you know if you’re using just the right ones? This quote really speaks to me as a writer.
4. Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
“Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins”
Growing up on the reservation this quote meant a something to me because it took an everyday quote and gave it a native twist. It was a reminder that we are still here and we’re just like everyone else.
3. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
“The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”
This is so beautiful. Life is what you make it.
2. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
“It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
This one is pretty self explanatory. Who you choose to be will always outstrip what you’re capable of. I live with this quote everyday.
1. The Fellowship of The Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Everybody picks this quote from The Lord of The Rings and it’s because it’s so true, so simple, and so beautiful. We are dealt a hand of cards and we must decide how we spend our time. Life is up to us.