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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top 10 Tuesday - Favorite Book Quotes...and I'm using a repeat...



Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly event that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is 'Favorite Book Quotes'.  As I am on a short trip right now with my husband, I'm going to do a 'repeat' from this event a couple of years ago.  The quotes are still favorites.  Plus Dr. Seuss' birthday was last week, so we should celebrate.  

You know, sometimes so-called 'children's' books have some very, very wise sayings.  Five are from Harry Potter books and five are found in Dr. Seuss books - plus there is a bonus entry. Here's what I found, first from Harry Potter:



There are all kinds of courage.  It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
~~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone~~

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.
~~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone~~



It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets~~



If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
~~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire~~

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.  Remember Cedric Diggory.  
~~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire~~


Here's what I found in the wisdom of Dr. Seuss:



It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
~~How the Grinch Stone Christmas~~



A person's a person no matter how small.
~~Horton Hears a Who!~~

We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad!  For every voice counts!
~~Horton Hears a Who!~~



I know up on top you are seeing great sights,
But down here on the bottom,
We too should have rights.
~~Yertle the Turtle~~



You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.
~~Oh, The Places You'll Go!~~


And just for a bonus entry, this quote is from one of my daughter's favorite books when she was a wee one.  It's by Judith Viorst and says:



It's been a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY.  My mom says some days are like that.  Even in Australia.
~~Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day~~

32 comments:

  1. Dr Seuss really did come up with some very quotable sayings, I particularly like the one from When the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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    1. Yes, I think I've known a couple of people who have hearts 'two sizes too small'. LOL

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  2. There are a lot of good quotes and life lessons in Harry Potter.

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  3. Harry Potter is the best for life lessons -- and quotable quotes!

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    1. Yes, if you think about them, they are quite profound.

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  4. The first quote from Harry Potter is my favorite, but all of these quotes are excellent for both children and adults! Words to remember and to review frequently.

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    1. Words to live by, I think. :-)

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  5. Harry Potter is so quotable - I love the Dumbledore quote about bravery!

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    1. I think the fact that the HP series is the fight of good vs. evil and there is sacrifice - very deep lessons.

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  6. I love all this wisdom from children's books! Timeless.

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    1. Yes, and I think sometimes we overlook them.

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  7. These quotes are classic and timeless. Thanks for sharing them!

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  8. I love all of the Dr. Seuss, Kay! These make me so happy! :)

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    1. They are actually pretty timely, right? For 'kids' stories. LOL

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  9. Love your list-I've seen a few HP quotes-but love the Dr.Seuss!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-book-quotes.html

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    1. Dr. Seuss was pretty wise, in my opinion anyway.

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  10. I love this post. Both the quotes and the covers. I love book covers. And I especially like the bonus quote.

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    1. Yes, that Alexander - sometimes we all have terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad days. LOL

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  11. Such a great list of quotes and I'm so glad you added the bonus one because the Alexander book was one of my absolute favorite ones too!

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    1. Oh, yes. We read that book over and over and over again. Alexander was great.

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  12. Great list of quotes for us all to learn and reflect. :)

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    1. Thanks, Melody! Glad that these thoughts were meaningful to others as well.

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  13. These should all be framed or printed on coffee mugs! Great quotes!

    Hope you're having a good mini-vacation!

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    1. I agree. And, yes, we had a good time. Just a little overnight in San Antonio - went to a Spurs game.

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  14. Loved all these quotes-great list!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-book-quotes.html

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  15. These are all fantastic but my very favorite is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. We use that around here all the time!

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    1. I know. I love that book. I miss it and my daughter has her copy at her house. I'm tempted to buy one of my own, just for me. Ha!

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