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Top 10 Tuesday – Favourite Book Quotes

I have another Top 10 Tuesday post for you today and I will be sharing some of my favourite quotes from some of my favourite books!

So here are my favourite quotes and a bonus one because I just had to include it!

My time with you…it was a light – The City of Brass

History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors – The Gilded Wolves

This isn’t the end for us, Laia of Serra.” I cannot give up what we could have. I don’t care what bleeding vow I made. “Do you hear me? This is not our end. – A Reaper at the Gates

War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who remains – The Poppy War

I cannot promise never to die, habibti. But before death, there is life. No matter how short our hours are or how swiftly time flees, there is life. And since there is life, habibti, let us live. Let us not squander even one second of it. – The Candle and the Flame

Make sure that you make the beginning of whatever you begin beautiful. – Love from a to z

You have a beautiful laugh. Like the promise of tomorrow. – The wrath and the dawn

Do not underestimate the strength it takes to be kind in a world as cruel as ours. – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

It’s not enough to find someone you love. You have to be ready for that love, and ready to make changes to welcome it into your life. – Ayesha at Last

That was war for you, like a game of musical chairs where seats kept disappearing until only one was left, and people rarely stopped to ask who the hell was in charge of the music – Chilling Effect

I imagine it would be freeing to care only about oneself. Alas I am not a man. – The Beautiful

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My Favourite Quotes from The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

To say I adore this book is an understatement. I love everything that Renee writes, and The Damned was so good and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I read it.

You can also read my post where I shared my favourite quotes from The Beautiful.

So here are some of my favourite quotes from The Damned and I hope they entice you all to go read this wonderful series!

People tended to recall things not as they were but as they wished them to be.

But the best heroes possessed flaws. And the best mortals never forgot that fact.

Men were the worst kind of heroes. Riddled with flaws they refused to see.

Feel your anger, but do not succumb to it.

If a mediocre young man could crow to the world about his mediocrity, then why should a superior young woman not do the same?

I don’t want someone who understands and accepts the world she is given. I want someone who expects more. Who fights for it and isn’t afraid to dirty her sleeves in the process.

Food is life, after all.

Life is not a given to any of us. Neither is love. A hundred thousand years will not teach you that truth. You must accept it for yourself.

This is what it means to live. To choose a path and face the consequences.

I am tired of allowing society to dictate my behaviour.

When had justice ever prevailed when it came to a richly entitled young man and a young woman of modest means?

It was easy for a man to be kind and generosity in times of plenty. The real measure of a man was what he did and said in times of difficulty.

She was not a damsel in distress, waiting to be rescued by a knight on a shining horse.

This is the life I chose. It is mine and no one else’s.

So these are just some of the many quotes I highlighted when I was reading The Damned and this is how you know Renee’s writing is incredible because I just want to highlight so many poignant moments in the book and omg I just love these books so much!

PS. Here is my review for The Beautiful and The Damned

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My Favourite Quotes from The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

I absolutely adore every single book Renee has written and one of the things I especially love is her beautiful vivid writing. The way she immerses you into the world she has created. I never want to leave. Just reading some of my favourite quotes from The Beautiful to write this post had me wanting to go reread the whole book and all the emotions I felt reading came rushing back. I really need you all to go read her books because they are incredible and we are sleeping on these amazing books.

PS. If you want to know more about The Beautiful you can read my review

So anyways back to why I wrote this post, the amazing quotes that were in this book! Honestly I was tabbing away as I was reading but I only chose some of my favourites to share here because well, you need to go read the book to find out the rest.

She was no lamb. She was a lion.

I’m a girl who would rather experience life than watch it pass by from my window.

I imagine it would be freeing to care only about oneself. Alas I am not a man.

Sometimes a girl must make her own magic.

Then know this: the truth is not always what you see.

For if we do not understand fear, how are we to cherish safety?

Though I’ll admit I’ve never fancied the top hat. Men have no need of the extra height; they lord over everything enough as it is.

The mind is a sword. Knowledge is its whetstone.

The men enjoy keeping us in cages at every waking hour. That way we’re contained. They’re afraid of what would happen if we’re free.

No it wasn’t just her pride. She was simply tired of being told what to do.

Knowing who you are is necessary in order to determine who you want to be.

Rage is a moment. Regret is forever.

Love is looking at someone as if the stars shine in their eyes

Hope was its own kind of magic.

So these are some of my favourite quotes! Have you read any of Renee’s books? Do you have a favourite quote?

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My Favourite Quotes from The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Another post for the World of Daevabad Blog Tour today! Today I am sharing my favourite quotes from the second book in the trilogy!

So a while ago I shared my favourite quotes from The City of Brass on my blog so here is some of my favourite quotes from The Kingdom of Copper!

I loved this book even more than The City of Brass but this book caused me even more pain than the first book but omg this book is phenomenal and you should all go read it!

You can read my post of my favourite quotes from The City of Brass here

So here are some of my favourite quotes:

Alizayd al-Qahtani didn’t last a month with his caravan. – Excuse me but how can this be the first line of the book?! I was stressed and all I read was one line.

I need to put some men in their place. – This one of my favourite Nahri scenes! The way she stood up to Ghassan, I loved her!

You don’t stop fighting a war just because you’re losing battles. You change tactics. – Hatset giving the good advice! Thankfully we have one great adult in this book.

Because a lost little girl from Cairo thought she was living in some sort of fairy tale. And because for all her supposed cleverness, she couldn’t see that the dashing hero who saved her was its monster. – Muntadhir sometimes says what everyone else is thinking, even though he tells Ali not to do that exact same thing.

Go steal some happiness for yourself, my friend – Nahri telling Ali to be happy, this scene omg I love these two so much.

If I do not point it out often enough, your gender can be remarkably stupid. – Aqisa quickly became one of my favourite side characters especially how she fights first and asks questions later.

I’ve had enough of men hurting me because they were upset. – This line was so relatable and I think so many of us know exactly how Nahri feels here.

Is this liquor? Because I want to be completely intoxicated when Abba gets wind that his children are plotting a coup in a fucking closet. That’s weapons polish, Ali said quickly. – This scene with all the Qahtani siblings is one of my favourites in the whole trilogy!

I just hate that choosing to do the right thing in Daevabad always seems to come with a steep price.  – I hate how real this quote is

The only time you’re not wearing something stark and streaked with dirt, it’s because someone else has dressed you. – Nahri pointing out that Ali has zero fashion sense is my favourite thing!

We keep the peace, understand. – This whole scene omg it made me so afraid for everyone’s lives. But also gave me hope.

So there is some of my favourite quotes from The Kingdom of Copper! What are some of your favourite quotes?

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Friday Favourites – Bookish Quotes

This was hosted by Something of the Book who created this tag out of a love for lists. Now Geeky Galaxy is taking over the tag. There are different topics for us all to be able to take part and you can find the prompts here. There isn’t a specific number of favourites so it’s entirely up to you how many you share.

This weeks topic is bookish quotes so I thought I would share some of my favourite quotes from my top 10 reads of 2019. Hopefully it will make you want to read them!

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty – I need to put some men in their place

All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney – I’m proud of being Muslim. I want to show it to the world. And if that makes somebody uncomfortable, maybe they’re the problem, not me.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh – I imagine it would be freeing to care only about oneself. Alas I am not a man.

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – “Well, I wasn’t sure whether I would be punished for hurting him.” Fatima Ghazala lets out a short brittle laugh. “What a strange world we live in. He attacked me, yet I am the one worrying about being punished.”

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali – Never, ever quake in the face of hate.

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – Thank you, I whisper in her ear. For…you know…saving my life. Olivia chuckles. You saved mine too.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco – A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control

We Hunt the Flame by Hafzah Faizal – If I told you my name, would you bow?” His voice was soft. A melancholy caress. He lifted his chin when understanding dawned on her face. “Or would you flee?

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – Make yourself a myth and live within it, so that you belong to no one but yourself.

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – It never failed to Delight her, knowing that all these soldiers, these men, were terrified of her.

So I hope that these quotes intrigue you enough to want to read the books! I adore all these books and these are some of my favourite quotes from them!