Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a little unusual – it’s my Top Ten Thought-Provoking Book Quotes. I’ll have to go through the linkup on her page to find other people’s favorite quotes!
This is actually pretty good timing for this topic, because I’m trying to find some good literary art for my reading nook! I’ll share some quotes I’ve been looking at, and then go through what other people have posted before I make a decision on what to put on my wall.
Already in my reading nook is a throw pillow from Redbubble that reads “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature” which is a great quote because it combines feminism with being a bookworm.
I’ve always loved Stephen King’s quote “Books are a uniquely portable magic” but I’m not sure it belongs in a distinctly not-portable Book Nook!
“The world was hers for the reading” from Betty Smith (author of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn) would go well, though. Maybe in script just above my chair?
Louis L’Amour’s “Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you” is rather comforting, which is the vibe I’m going for in my nook.
Malcolm X once said “My alma mater was books, a good library . . . . I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity” which is true of me, as well. I have far too much to learn about, and too little time to do it!
John Steinbeck said “I guess there are never enough books” which would be amusing to put over my shelf.
Also “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book” from Bill Watterson, the Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist. Since I plan to spend many such rainy days in that chair with tea and a book, watching the storm through the window, that’s quite fitting.
Since my reading nook is in my bedroom, I’ve also been looking at love quotes from literature to go in the room. Something like “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how” from Gone With The Wind.
Or maybe some Shakespeare, like “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love” from Hamlet?
Or from my favorite play, Much Ado About Nothing, comes “I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?” which, given how much we use “weird” as an term of endearment, would be kind of hilariously appropriate.
Or we could be really geeky and post “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches” from The Princess Bride.
Well, that’s eleven possibilities. I’ll have to play around with art now, and make something I like to put up on the wall! I’m still waiting to find the right shelf for the space. I really want to post pictures, but it’s not done yet!