Mon, May 7, 2012

Top Quotes from YA Books


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top 10 Quotes from Books

Let me put a disclaimer on this. MANY OF THESE QUOTES ARE SPOILERS. Why? Because my favorite quotes are, without fail, the moments the character declare their love for one another. Sigh.

So, yeah. Be warned! My top quotes from YA books…

ONE: Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead book cover

“That’s what I was supposed to say. . .”

TWO: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

THREE: Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Where She Went by Gayle Forman book cover

“Her hands were freezing, just like they always were, so I warmed them, just like I always did.”

FOUR: Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty book cover

“What is it about him that makes you, like, totally lose your shit?”

FIVE: John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green book cover

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

SIX: Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa book cover

“My name is Ashallyn’darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court…Let it be known–from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on…” His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. “I am yours.”

SEVEN: Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore book cover

“I know you don’t want this, Katsa. But I can’t help myself. The moment you came barreling into my life I was lost. I’m afraid to tell you what I wish for, for fear you’ll… oh, I don’t know, throw me into the fire. Or more likely, refuse me. Or worst of all, despise me,” he said, his voice breaking and his eyes dropping from her face. His face dropping into his hands. “I love you,” he said. “You’re more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I’ve made you cry; and there I’ll stop.”

EIGHT: Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare book cover

“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.” –

NINE: Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“Winning…won’t help in my case,” says Peeta.

“Why ever not?” says Caesar, mystified.

Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. “Because…because…she came here with me.”

TEN: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Jennifer @ Dream Reads said:

    All amazing quotes.

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  2. Tara @ Hobbitsies said:

    I just got very giddy while reading this post.

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  3. elena said:

    YES! I have the same HP quote in my post too. Augh, all these quotes are so perfect.

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  4. Michelle said:

    I absolutely looove the TFiOS quote. John Green is a genius.

    I’m a new follower. Happy TTT!
    I would love it if you could check out my TTT!
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  5. Angela said:

    What a great list! I love the Fault in our Stars quote 🙂

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  6. Casee Marie said:

    Ahhh, Marie gif! When I was little I thought I was just like her because of my middle name. (:

    And love your list — the Pride and Prejudice proposal scene is just too much! I find even the less romantic parts (i.e. “Perhaps these offences might have been overlooked had not your pride been hurt by my honest confession of the scruples that had long prevented my forming any serious design.”). Jane just had SUCH a way with words. Sigh.

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  7. Amanda @ Sisters Unedited said:

    Great Quotes. I have some of these as my fave’s on GR but none made My Top Ten. I thought I would go with books that are less popular. Great list though.

    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

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  8. marissa said:

    I love love love that Graceling one! Talk about swoon worthy.

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  9. cass said:

    ahhh the epic hunger games quote * <3 LOVE. great list! new follower, and new blogger, check mine out 🙂

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  10. Oda said:

    not really sure I would have chosen the ones you did. but hey that personal taste, cant argue over that 😀
    love the harry potter quote 😛

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  11. Edward said:

    I like the quote from Hunger Games. 🙂 Great list!

    My TTT

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  12. Ann Kristin said:

    Great quotes! I especally like #10. 🙂

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  13. Jerrah said:

    This is why I love reading books because we can learn something from them and these quotes are some of them too..

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  14. KrizziaKaye said:

    New follower! Love your list. I’ve only read where she went, like the quote. Want to read the other books too.

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  15. Bree said:

    Sometimes I think I could just include the whole book of If I Stay… so many amazing lines in that one!

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  16. Lori said:

    I LOVE your list! I’m so mad at myself for not thinking of the TFiOS one. It’s so great. I love the Graceling one! Katsa and Po are just..sigh…so romantic. 🙂

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  17. Amy @ bookgoonie said:

    Greatness. I loved many of those too. Oh, Po. Haven’t read Second Helpings…that one is awesome.

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  18. April Books & Wine said:

    Ohhhhh, The Fault In Our Stars! I love that quote. And also, the one you didn’t list here ‘“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” SWOOOOOOON.

    Your whole TTT just makes me sigh.

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  19. Christina Booktasty said:

    Ohhh Mr Darcy!! 🙂 such a honest and yet offensive declaration! 🙂 I couldn’t think of any this week. I’ll have to pay more attention to this type of thing!

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  20. kit said:

    Great quote from Pride and Prejudice, so measured and emotional all at once! I also love #10. 🙂

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  21. Tanya Patrice said:

    Great quotes. I especially love 8 and 10!

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  22. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    MARCUS FLUTIE. How can you not lose your shit over him?! Gah. I adore these quotes.. I need to read Graceling, apparently.

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  23. dixie said:

    awesome list! i agree about the “declaring their love” thing–i mainly read books for the love stories.

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  24. Gretchen @ My Life is a Notebook said:

    I have so much love for this list, I cannot put it all into words. SO MUCH LOVE. SO MUCH.

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  25. Estelle said:

    I tried so hard to fit in a Harry quote and I’m so glad you did. I’m sure if I added it in… I would have looked even more depressing/lovesick/emotional as my quote list proves. hahaha xo

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  26. Tara said:

    We are TFIOS quote twins! And you know Harry Potter had to be in there somewhere… 🙂

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  27. Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook said:

    What a great list of quotes! I have the same P&P quote in my list. Mr. Darcy! Everything about Pride and Prejudice is perfect. I wish I had though of the Harry Potter quote.

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  28. Keri Payton said:

    Okay, the snobbish part of me shouldn’t approve of using film/mini-series clips to show your love of a quote but I 100% approve of the ones for Pride & Prejudice and The Hunger Games!

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  29. Laura said:

    “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” Probably my most favorite quote from Harry Potter.

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  30. jen said:

    “that’s what i was supposed to say…”

    SIGH!!!!

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  31. Sash from Sash and Em said:

    AH YES. SECOND HELPINGS! “We are perfect in our imperfections.” I love that quote. 🙂

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  32. Melanie @thedailyprohecy said:

    Harry Potter! I could fill pages with favorite quotes from those books. J.K Rowling is a genious 🙂

    Nice list! I scanned most of them, since I stll have to read some and I don’t like to read spoilers. Thanks for the warning!

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  33. Laura @ The Traveling Owl said:

    Mr. Darcy makes my heart melt with that quote every.single.time.

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  34. Jess @ Gone with the Words said:

    BLOOD PROMISE! Oh, that book dragged my heart through the mud! And my dear Po!! And Ash! *sigh* Great list, Anna!

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  35. Joie @ Joie de Lire said:

    These. Are. Amazing. That is all. All of these books just have so many beautiful quotes!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  36. Hannah @ So Obsessed With said:

    PEETA & MR. DARCY?! I’m so glad you love my literary boyfriends, too 🙂 Great choices & so glad you included Youtube clips for those two. Sigh.

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  37. Kailia Sage said:

    Romantic quotes are the best kind! I’ve got the same quote from HP on my list too!

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  38. Shannon said:

    I find it funny that the quote you gave for The Fault in Our Stars also happens to sum up my exact thoughts about that book. Basically, every human should read it!!!

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  39. Natasa said:

    AHHHH!! I nearly had a heart attack when I read the Blood Promise quote. I’ll ALWAYS remember what it means!! *bursts into tears*

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  40. Ashley said:

    Love the quotes

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  41. Lisa said:

    THE KNIGHT DECLARATION.
    I can’t even.

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  42. Jamie said:

    OMG…just like with the music..you know the quotes to MY HEART!! Omg that one from Where She Went!! AH. Also, Second Helpings..that one is fresh in my mind. I love it. And that quote from TFIOS makes me feel compelled to bump it up! But I really wanted to read An Abundance of Katherines FIRST since I hear TFIOS is going to blow me away.

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  43. Jen said:

    LOVE the Aristocats GIF! That is my favorite Disney movie!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite quotes! 🙂

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  44. nea barabea said:

    Anna!! I love them all 🙂 Amazing quotes <3 <3

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  45. Camila said:

    Honestly, the first one killed me. I’d have chosen others from VA, or even BL, because that one is just so sad. That moment when there’s a possibily that that’s the last time you’ll hear from Dimitri… heartbreaking.
    Good choices. I loved the one from CoG.

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  46. a. knight @ paranormal indulgence said:

    Because of YOU, I HAD to look back on all my favorite moments in some of these books which happened to be yours too XD I bought The Fault In Our Stars months ago AND I HAVE SO BEEN NEGLECTING IT. I have to get to it supersoon. AND, I totally have to read Megan McCafferty’s series. Like, what have I really been doing with my life? TOTALLY LURVED YOUR QUOTES 😉

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  47. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said:

    Love your quotes. Love that line from Pride and Prejudice. And just bought Graceling yesterday so I can see what it’s all about.

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  48. Cass said:

    MMM The Hunger Games quote. Love it. Love Peeta. And some excellent other selections you had!

    Check mine out Books With Cass

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  49. Jasmine Rose said:

    I just adore that scene from The Hunger Games <3

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  50. Gnomegrlem said:

    How could I possibly forget “I solemnly swear…” !! Awesome list!

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