Top Ten Tuesday Hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”
Katniss Everdeen - Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
"My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but i do care for some people.”
Elizabeth Bennet - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
Sara Crewe - A little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”Jo March - Little Women sereis by Louisa May Alcott
“Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.”
Hellen Keller - The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Aibileen and Skeeter - The Help
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
Sayuri - Memoirs of a Geisha
“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”
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