Top Ten Tuesday! (94): Quotes from my Book Journal


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Ten Quotes I have Written in my Book Journal!

With this week as a freebie week, I have decided to list some of the quotes I have recently written in my book journal from different books. At the end of last year, I started a book journal. It’s where I record quotes from books as well as just general thoughts that the books inspire and evoke. So I just thought I would share some of those inspiring things with you this week. So here we go!


 …What follows is the story of an attempt to integrate books–to reintegrate them–into an ordinary day-to-day existence.”
—-The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller, pg. 5

I wrote this quote on the first page of my book journal. I feel that it just sets a precedence for what my book journal is and what the content will be.


I realized that it’s not that death is bad. It’s not. It’s that life is so good. So damn good that you just wanna hold on to it, and everybody in it. But we can’t. But what we can do is appreciate it more.
—The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds, pg. 245

I feel like I connected to this quote whole book in so many ways. This next week will mark 10 years since my Grandmother died. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her. But I remember little things, and I appreciate the woman she was more and more every day.


Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t said
that kill you.
—The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, pg. 156

What I wrote underneath this quote: Be brave. Say the things that need to be said, for better or worse. Don’t cause more pain than needs to be had by saying nothing.


Life exists on scales beyond our imagination.
—The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein, pg. 116



…and woe betide anyone foolish enough to question my caffeine intake.
—The Wicked and the Divine, Issue 4, by McKelvie and Cowles

This is truth.


She likes how the words hit against each other sometimes, and other times slide next to each other so easily. The surprise of that. And she likes that it’s a secret poem, even to her, because she won’t remember it. And it will only exist for this moment.
—Lost & Found by Brooke Davis, pg. 112

Words are beautiful, and phrases can be even more beautiful.


…there is nothing like the library to awaken a reader to the endless possibilities of the written word.
—The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson, pg. 49

Libraries are awesome, y’all!


It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don’t fit that mold.
—Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Just thought-provoking.


Everything used to seem so final, inevitable, predestined. But now I’m starting to believe that life may have more surprises in store than I ever realized.
—My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Life is funny that way.


I once read in my physics book that the universe begs to be observed, that energy travels and transfers when people pay attention. Maybe that’s what love really boils down to–having someone who cares enough to pay attention so that you’re encouraged to travel and transfer, to make your potential energy spark into kinetic energy. Maybe all anyone ever needs is for someone to notice them. To observe them.
—My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga



So those are some of the quotes I have written down in my book journal recently. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

Love and Words,


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