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!”