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Monday, November 8, 2021

TTT: Memorable things characters have said


Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable things characters have said in favorite books.

Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

"And then there are books like 'An Imperial Affliction', which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal."

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

Captain Wentworth in Persuasion by Jane Austen

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever."

Gus McCrae in Lovesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

“It’s been quite a party ain’t it?”

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it…Whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”

Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”

“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”

Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”

Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”  

Lucy Pevensie in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis 

″Oh dear," said Lucy. "Have I spoiled everything? Do you mean we would have gone on being friends if it hadn’t been for this – and been really great friends – all our lives perhaps – and now we never shall." 

Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rawling

“Stop, Stop, Stop! You’re Going To Take Someone’s Eye Out. Besides, You’re Saying It Wrong. It’s Leviosa, Not Leviosar!”




  1. I love the Darcy quote and also the Dent one. And Tom Sawyer. Sayin it like it is. :):)

  2. Atticus Finch is quite the character, I need to reread that book. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/top-ten-audiobook-recommendations/

  3. Jane Austen always has the most "quotable" sections, but I think Hitchhiker's Guide also comes pretty close. ~Lex (lexlingua.co)

  4. The Tom Sawyer quote is so true, and one that more people need to remember.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  5. These characters all exist for me, and some of them, like Anne Shirley and Atticus Finch and even Gus McCrae, are role models for me. I hope I can be a little like Gus and Anne and Atticus when I go.

  6. Oh, my—that Arthur Dent quote is everything. I’ll be sharing that with my mom tonight.

    I went off-topic this week: https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/11/09/ttt-books-you-recommend-the-most/

    Happy TTT!

    1. I laugh out loud at so many Hitchhiker's Guide quotes. I hope your mom gets a chuckle from it.

  7. Most of these I remember and liked especially the two Jane Austen one. And I had recently read The Hitchhiker's guide... and I remember reading that specific passage - I wasn't amused by it, rather I find it particularly depressing.

    I think that Hermione Granger quote isn't particular good as I do think she said much better and wise things than this.

    Have a lovely day.

    1. The Hermione quote makes me laugh. She was always so precise and snotty at first.

  8. Love Anne Shirley! Lots of great quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The Hermione Granger quote made me smile and the Mr Darcy quote made me sigh (in a good way). Great list.

  10. I have a feeling I am going to see Anne Shirley a lot today. She's got some great quotes.

  11. These are wonderful to read. I especially like the Anne Shirley one.

  12. I never remember quotes, but these are some seriously great ones. And even I remember the Hermione quote, it's epic!

  13. I love the quotes from Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday Thank You!

  14. Love these! I quoted Atticus Finch and Hermione in my list today as well. Great characters, both.

    Happy TTT!

  15. I'm ALWAYS and forever all about the Austen hero quotes. *swoon* ;) Also, love Lucy as a character. I think she's one of lit's greatest. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week! Appreciate it.


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