Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes: Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is on the topic of book quotes that make you think or inspire you. Read on for my answers to this Tuesday’s prompt!

People living on other’s goodwill cannot afford political opinions.
Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai

It left a half of her unaccounted for, half of her story completely unknown and lost in the world.
(about being biracial) Jasmine Falling – Shereen Malherbe

What I liked was that land refused to be shaped by the makers of maps. Land had its own will.
Solar Storms – Linda Hogan

And he drummed it into me that the average Sinhala person was no more responsible for the government’s discriminatory policies than an average Tamil person was responsible for the acts of terrorism in Colombo.
Saree – Su Dharmapala

Trust is won in years. Not words.
The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

He hired me tutors
Who tell me about ‘choreography’.
But I think it is inefficient. Untrue.
Sea Foam and Silence – Lynn E. O’Connacht


I wanted to believe that sometimes the gods give us gifts and ask for nothing back.
The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

You can’t transform a society for the better with violence, Ashala. Only with ideas.
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina

We are all migrants through time.
Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

There’s no point in wishing. We can’t change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.
The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X. R. Pan

What are some of your favourite inspiration and/or thought-provoking book quotes?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

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