Hi friends,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s theme is Book Quotes that Fit X Theme (Pick any theme you want, i.e., motivational quotes, romantic dialogues, hunger-inducing quotes, quotes that fill you with hope, quotes on defeating adversity, quotes that present strong emotions, healing, etc. and then select quotes from books that fit that theme.)

I could have gone with inspirational quotes as I love them (they give me a boost the days I need one) or romantic quotes as a romance reader BUT

what I love all else in books is a good banter! And I love sarcasm!

So here are some of my favorite quotes with sarcastic characters. Enjoy 😉


“We have to be back in three hours,” Ronan said. “I just fed Chainsaw but she’ll need it again.”

“This,” Gansey replied “is precisely why I didn’t want to have a baby with you.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys



“You do say you like a man with a rather large—”

“Stop.” I held my hand up. “I beg of you. My uncle is right there.”

“Brain.” He finished anyway, grinning at my reddening face. “You truly astound me with the direction your filthy mind travels in, Wadsworth.”

Capturing the devil by Kerri Maniscalco



“She’s the muscle. I’m clearly the charm.”
― Kerri Maniscalco, Escaping from Houdini


“I told you this was a bad idea!” Scarlett gasps.
“And I told you I don’t have bad ideas!” I shout, kicking through a doorway.
“Oh no?” she asks, cracking off a shot at our pursuers.
“No!” I drag her inside. “Just less amazing ones!”
― Amie Kaufman, Aurora Burning



“Why are you looking at me like that?” he inquired.
“You used a demonic incantation to pack my stockings!”
He raised an eyebrow. “You’re right, that doesn’t sound like something a proper evil sorcerer would do. Next time, I won’t fold them.”
― Margaret Rogerson, Sorcery of Thorns



“Scrivener,” he sighed. “I should have known it was you the moment I heard my great-grandmother’s priceless antique vase hit the floor.” He turned his assessing gaze to the Malefict. “And who’s this? A friend of yours?”

The Codex bared a mouthful of fangs and produced an ear-splitting shriek. Above them, the chandelier trembled.

“Charmed,” Nathaniel said. He turned back to Elisabeth. “If the two of you feel the need to destroy anything else, I’ve been meaning to get rid of Aunt Clothilde’s tapestry for years. You’ll know it when you see it. It’s mauve.”
― Margaret Rogerson, Sorcery of Thorns



“Alastair’s gaze flicked to Matthew. “Why,” he said, “are you not even wearing a hat?
“And cover up this hair?” Matthew indicated his golden locks with a flourish. “Would you blot out the sun?”
― Cassandra Clare, Chain of Iron



“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones



“I watch him go, and Hudson pretends to play some very sad music on an air violin in the background. “And the villain fades away into obscurity, never to be seen or heard from again…”
― Tracy Wolff, Crush


“He thought he was going to cry again, but since he’d done it twice in as many days, he decided it was probably best if he tried to be a man for a little while. Then he thought that was sexist, so he allowed another tear to spill onto his cheek. Nick was—and always would be—invested in dismantling the patriarchy. Tumblr had taught him that.”
― T.J. Klune, The Extraordinaries


“It’s not natural for women to fight.”
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows


“Eat, Your Highness. “
“Everything tastes like doom, ” he whispered.
“Then add salt.”
― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars


“The public may forget how handsome I am.” “I doubt it. Your face is on the money.”
― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars


“Some sorcerers get an affinity for weather magic, or transformation spells, or fantastic combat magics like dear Orion. I got an affinity for mass destruction.”

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik


“Was I starting to feel evil? Yes. Now I was worrying I’d be turned to the dark side by too much crochet.”

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik


“Nonna said you could catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I figured a cannoli would help me catch a prince of Hell just fine.”
― Kerri Maniscalco, Kingdom of the Wicked


OK you got way more than ten…. #sorrynotsorry


Thanks for reading!



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