TTT: Cheesy hopeful bookish quotes for 2021

Happy New Year! It's looking to be another dubious one so far, but it's early days. And, you know, at least we've got a vaccine. This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl ) is about bookish new year's resolutions and as my main resolution this year is to try and be positive, here are some hopeful (if cheesy) book quotes to inspire me: 

 "You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as it's remembrance gives you pleasure."

- Jane Austen 

"I wish it need not have happened in my time." said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf. "And so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

- J.R.R Tolkien

"Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'" - Alfred Tennyson 

“It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet." 

- L.M Montgomery

"You can cut the flowers, but you cannot keep the spring from coming."

 - Pablo Neruda 

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." - Victor Hugo

"No need to hurry, no need to sparkle. No need to be anyone but oneself." - Virginia Woolf

"It is not despair, because despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not." 

- J.R.R Tolkien

"You alright?" [Hagrid] said, gruffly.                              

"Yeah." said Harry.   

"No yeh're not," said Hagrid. "Of course yeh're not. But yeh will be."

- J.K Rowling 

What are your resolutions this year?


  1. Great list! I love those LotR quotes, they always get me right in the feelings.

    1. Thanks :) I could have made a whole list of just LotR quotes to be honest!

  2. LoTR quotes are always my favorite as well! Gandalf is a good source of wisdom haha!

    The Montgomery one is nice as well.

    1. haha yeah Gandalf's always good for a quote!

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  4. Oh, I've lots of Tolkien quotes for this year, I need to add some of these. Being more positive was one of them . . . haven't done so great thus far. I've gone back to melodramatically planning to find the most rural, least densely populated state to run off to and block out all people.

    1. Yeah it’s not been a great start to the year really! But hopefully won’t get too much worse before it gets better 🙈


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