Open Book Blog Hop – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Welcome back to another Open Book Blog Hop!

Today’s question is: Share some of your favourite lines from your writing. How about some of your worst ones if you still remember them?

And remember to pay a visit to my fellow writers to see what they have come up with. You can find their works here!

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This one is another topic I am going to twist a bit. As an author with only one book to his name so far, sometimes these topics are a challenge to actually answer. So rather than discuss the best lines in my own work, I am going to use this week’s topic to highlight some of the best lines in books.

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. This one is an all-time personal favourite of mine. It’s the opening line to The Gunslinger, the first book in Stephen King’s epic The Dark Tower series. I find it an incredible opening line. It’s expansive and sets up just how epic the series is. It also sets up the incredible chase that runs throughout the series.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” I’ve not read any of Tolkein’s works, but I love this quote. It really resonates with me. The idea that we can amble about, seemingly without direction, yet it does not mean we are lost – perfect.

“Sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Another classic quote. I love this idea that we can believe what we want to believe, and it doesn’t matter one bit whether that is true or not.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” This beauty comes from one of my favourite books. A Christmas Carol is filled with so many wonderful lines, and heartwarming moments. It is an incredible story, the redemption of Scrooge is the story that reminds us we can all change for the better.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” We are in control of where we go in our lives. At least, that’s how I read this one. I love it.

What are your favourite book quotes?

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