Why is it that we can memorize song lyrics and remember lines from full movie scenes, but when it comes to thinking of a significant sentence or important line in a book, we struggle to come up with one? Or maybe it’s just me who has trouble thinking of specific groupings of words in books . . .
Regardless of my mind’s reluctance to remember quotes from my favorite writing, I was determined to collect and record the most memorable lines I could find. So I searched through the best parts of a few of my top book choices and found five great lines and quotes that I shall now never forget:
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
“The real reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I’m rich and famous I’ll have better things to do than answer people’s stupid questions all day long.”
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
“Everything in this room is eatable. Even I’m eatable. But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.”
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
2. If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
“You have to be a size three and named Barbie for my giggle. Between my giggle and the extra forty pounds, I’ve got to be the coolest girl in the whole seventh grade.”
1. The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
“The way your life plays out depends on which dominoes you choose to push over and which ones you leave alone.”
Can YOU remember and record your favorite book quote or line? Challenge on!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer