10 One-Line Quotes That Hit Different

Coincidentally, I had been planning to round-up some of the best quotes I have read recently, so this TTT topic comes at the perfect time!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where each week you list ten books. This week’s topic is a book quote freebie.

In a way, I will be glad when we are almost home and the scenery will turn into rice fields and farm plots, and I will be reminded of how far I have come, instead of what I cannot reach.

Ara, travelling from the capital Seoul to her home village

If I’ve thought of my mother as callous, and many times I have, then it is important to remember what a callus is: the hardened tissue that forms over a wound.

Nothing feels like a premature achievement, it’s just what we’re meant to be doing.

the author on turning thirty

Before I met you, I was not lonely, but now I’m so lonely I talk to the walls and sing to the ceiling.

a letter from Celestial to her husband, Roy, while he is in prison

Men’s deaths are epic, women’s deaths are tragic: is that it?

“You see, doing one thing differently is very often the same as doing everything differently.”

How real was a person if you could shed her in a thousand miles?

Reese becoming his new identity after leaving home

It would not be noble or respectable just because I did it alone.

“Usually,” Xiala said carefully, “when someone describes a man as harmless, he ends up being a villain.”

Xiala talking to the supposedly harmless passenger on her ship

That’s what comes of hungering for something: you forget to check if it’s rotten before you gobble it down.

There’s probably a lot more I can add in here – I’m easily pleased when it comes to short quotes, but I do think it’s difficult to make just a single line encapsulate so much!

11 comments

  1. These are all very fine quotes.
    One I especially liked was:
    “If I’ve thought of my mother as callous, and many times I have, then it is important to remember what a callus is: the hardened tissue that forms over a wound.” – Yaa Gyasi

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