2017 has drawn to a close and it is now time to look back to the year that was. Overall, 2017 was a slow year compared to prior years. Nonetheless, I was still able to find time to gobble up some wonderful books. This book wrap up is a part of a mini-series which will feature the following:

  1. My Not-So Favorite Books of 2017
  2. My Top 10 Most Notable Books of 2017
  3. My 2017 Top 17 Most Memorable Book Quotes
  4. My 2018 Top 10 Books I Look Forward To List

Hi Readers!

Through 42 books, I was able to amass some memorable quotes about a plethora of themes, such as love, life, struggles and finding one’s self. From the numerous quotes I have read, here are my 17 favorite lines. This is just the first part of a long a long list. Don’t forget to click on the second part for more 2017 memorable quotes!

Happy reading!


“The mind self-edits. The mind airbrushes. It’s a different thing to be inside a body than outside. From outside, you can look, inspect, compare. From inside, there is no comparison.”
~ Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex



“Where else would she feel more comfortable than in this subterranean realm where people wrote down what they couldn’t say, where they gave voice to their most shameful longings and knowledge.” 
~ Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex



“To be born is to come into the world weighed down with strange gifts of the soul, with enigmas and extinguishable sense of exile.”
~ Ben Okri, The Famished Road


“You know the greatest lesson of history? It’s that history is whatever the victors say it is. That’s the lesson. Whoever wins, that’s who decides the history. We act in our own self-interest. Of course we do. Name me a person or a nation who does not. The trick is figuring out where your interests are.” 
~ Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See



“I want you to observe that those who cry the loudest about their disillusionment, about the failure of virtue, the futility of reason, the impotence of logic – are those who have achieved the full, exact logical result of the ideas they preached, so mercilessly logical that they dare not identify it.”
~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged




“We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down



“Things get broken and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.”
~ Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life



“It’s easy to give everyone what they want, what’s expected. The problem with doing this is you lose sight of where you truly being and where the fake you, the one who tries to be everything to everyone, begins.”
~ Jennifer Niven, Holding Up The Universe


“There are things that must be looked at indirectly because they would blind you if you looked them in the face like the fire of the sun.”
Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown