Booking Through Thursday – Quotable (June 21)

This week Booking Through Thursday asks the following question:

Do you have a favorite quote from a book?

This is a great question, but is a difficult one to answer. I have read so many good books, with so many great quotes that it is hard to narrow it down, so I’ll have to share a few!

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is probably my favourite book of all time, so I should share one of my favourite quotes from it. This quote comes from Thorin Oakenshield’s final words to Bilbo as he is dying:

There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

A book I read this year that has many good quotes and pieces of advice is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Here are a few that I really liked:

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.

It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.

If I could only give three words of advice, they would be, “tell the truth.” If I got three more words, I’d add: “All the time.”

There are many more I could share, but I’ll leave it at that – sharing from both an old and a new favourite.

10 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Quotable (June 21)

  1. Pingback: Booking Through Thursday – Quotable (June 21) | A Little Bit of Everything

  2. Wow, absolutely great quotes! I can’t wait to read The Last Lecture and The Hobbit has been on my TBR for quite some time now. Yet more reasons to pick them up! 🙂

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