This week’s topic for That Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday is:
“Favourite Book Quotes”.
I love quotes!
Narrowing them down to only 10 has been quite a challenge. 🙂
Side note: I mostly read eBooks because I pretty much never re-read them. Books that I love and which I know I will want to be coming back to are my precious gems. I own physical copies of all the books from below and I am so happy to share some of their quotes with you today.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
- “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
- “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
- “Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when we’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability) we’re angry and scared and at each other’s throats.”
- “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
Rising Strong by Brené Brown,
- “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
- “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”
How to Be Here by Rob Bell
- “It’s important to embrace several truths about yourself and those around you, beginning with this one: who you AREN’T isn’t interesting.”
A question or two for you, friends:
have you read some of these books and if so, which ones?