This week is Banned Books Week. Last week, I kicked off the week with quote selections from books that have been banned in the 21st century. Today, I thought I would share quotes from the books that have been banned the most overall. These books are the most banned books of all time (I’m using the ALA’s classic list), and include:
1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell
10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
The Great Gatsby
“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
The Catcher in the Rye
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
The Grapes of Wrath
“There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.”
To Kill a Mockingbird
“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”
The Color Purple
“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”
“Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.”
“You are your best thing.”
The Lord of the Flies
“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.”
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
Quote Me Thursday Link Up
Now it’s time to link up your book posts to Quote Me Thursday! Remember, you can link up any book-related post! Basically, if you’re a book blogger of any kind, all of your posts can be added.
As always, I will feature my favorite link-up and by linking up, you agree to receive Quote Me Thursday reminders and have your post shared on Daily Mayo. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Quote Me Thursday Pinterest board (send me your e-mail or Pinterest ID if you want to be added as a contributor).
My favorite link-up from last week was this post by Chapter Break discussing book-loaning policies. Personally, I tend to not loan books, but when I do, it’s usually one that I don’t care if I get back. I won’t lend books I am super attached to, after losing my first edition of one of the Harry Potter books. 🙁
Will you be next week’s feature?
1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, whatever!).
2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.
3. Visit some of the other posts and have some fun!
4. Use the hashtag #quotemethursday when sharing this link-up!