Top Ten Favorite Quotes from YA Books

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Top Ten is hosted by the lovely girls at The Broke and the Brookish.

1. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
"We do not start as dust. We do not end as dust. We make more than dust.
That's all we ask of you. Make more than dust."

2. The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas
"'What's your name?" he asked above the roar of the music.
She leaned close. "My name is Wind," she whispered. "And Rain. And Bone and Dust. My name is a snippet of a half-remembered song."

3. Never Never by Tarryn Fisher and Colleen Hoover
"How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you've never met."

4. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
"And then I am going to rattle the stars"

5. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
"Someday we will be more than words in the dark."

6. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
"And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose."

7. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
"You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you've committed. And I know this because I've been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years. Tell me, do you think you will go to some blessed Afterworld, or do you expect a burning hell? You're hoping for hell--because how could you face them in the Afterworld?"

8. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
"Some people say dying alone is a fate worse than death itself. Well, they should try being alone during the living part sometimes. There's no quicker way to make you wonder why the hell you ever thought you'd want to return."

9. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
"He lifted her up onto the table so that her face was level with his, and as they kissed it seemed that words were hiding in the air around them, that they were invisible creatures that feathered against her and Arin, the nudged, and buzzed, and tugged.
Speak, they said.
Speak, the kiss answered."

10. Paper Towns by John Green
"That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste."

What are your favorite book quotations?


  1. I felt a lot of wonderful things reading these quotes Amanda, very very beautiful!<3

  2. Love your selection this week! I think I could've filled a post with Sarah J Maas quotes, she just writes so beautifully!x
    my TTT

    1. RIGHT? I really wanted to! Obviously haha! There are like 4 SJM quotes on this post!

  3. I like #9, I just finished the winner's curse not long ago and wanted more quotes like this in there. :D

    1. Yeah! I just found the prose so beautifully crafted! Ugh I love!

  4. *shivers* That quote from Assassin and the Underworld is exactly why Celaena is so badass. Actually, I love all those Throne of Glass quotes. NEED ANOTHER REREAD.

    1. OMG I KNOW!!!!!! That's probably my favorite quote other than "rattle the stars". I want to get that one as a tattoo!! :)


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