Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational / Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Inspirational / Thought-Provoking Book Quotes. Here are some quotes I’ve found that I keep in the back of my mind.


1. “Don’t judge each other. We all have our own shit. Keep your eyes on yours and your nose out of everyone else’s unless you’re invited in. And when you get the invitation, help, don’t judge.” 

-Kim Holden, Bright Side

2. “You are who you are. Don’t be ashamed of yourself. At all. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on.” 

-Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

3. “You can’t ask someone to love you or be there for you or do the right thing—and you certainly can’t guilt them into it. Either they will or they won’t.”

-Katherine Center, How to Walk Away

4. “I think people find each other when they’re ready for them. When they need each other the most. And it’s in that time of need that the strongest relationships are formed.”

-Kim Holden, Gus

5. “You can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.”

-Jessica Park, 180 Seconds

6. “The downside of love is heartache and uncertainty, but the upside of falling is finding an everlasting love that will carry you through a lifetime of happiness.”

-Meghan Quinn, The Downside of Love

7. “Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” Let me say that again for the people in the cheap seats.”

-Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face

8. “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.” 

-John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

9. “I’m not saying you shouldn’t pursue dreams and goals. Just don’t forsake the present for the unknowns of the future. A lot of happiness is bypassed, overlooked, postponed to a time years from now that may never come. Don’t bide your time and miss out on this moment for a tomorrow with no guarantee.”

-Kim Holden, Bright Side

10. “Whenever you lose someone you love, you have those lingering regrets. You wish you could hug them or kiss them or talk to them…I don’t want those regrets” 

-Lisa DeJong, When It Rains

38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational / Thought-Provoking Book Quotes”

    1. You know, I just pull up some of my favorite books on GR and look at the quotes they have there. 😉

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