Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Crushes

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

The original theme for this was was “Fictional Crushes.” Since I’ve never developed a crush on a fictional character, I tweaked it a little to be quotes on the topic of crushes instead.


“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”
Kahlil Gibran


“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


“Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


“It’s like I’m thirteen again and he’s my crush. All I’m aware of in this entire roomful of people is him. Where he is, what he’s doing, who he’s talking to.”
Sophie Kinsella, Remember Me?



“She definitely has a crush on you. It’s about the size of Jupiter.”
Marissa Meyer, Winter


“You’re falling now. You’re swimming. This is not
harmless. You are not
Richard Siken, Crush


“I wondered if this was the way old crushes died, with a whimper, slowly, and then, just like that—gone.”
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty


“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances. It’s almost unfathomable that it happens as often as it does.”
Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited


“She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.”
Candide, Candide


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68 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Crushes

  1. I can well remember when I was thirteen and I fell in love every thirty seconds. These are fabulous quotes. I like how you tweaked the topic.

  2. I loved both Pushing the Limits and The Upside of Unrequited. Even though I rarely read YA anymore, Katie McGarry remains a favorite. She creates some amazing characters.

  3. I haven’t read any of these, but there are some truly lovely quotes here!

  4. I seem not to have read many of these books.But I love the one from Winter which is now on my to read list.

  5. Aah, I love so many of these quotes SO MUCH! That Gibran quote is one of my favourites but I also love the quote from TATBILB and that one from Winter had me giggling! I still have a few of these on my TBR as well so I’m looking forward to finding these quotes. Great twist to the prompt, Lydia!

  6. I love these! What a cool twist on the topic!

  7. These are wonderful! I love the Jenny Han quotes, which makes sense, since I love her books!

  8. Ah, you came up with a great alternative, and love the quotes.

  9. I love this! Thank you for sharing these quotes! I still have to check out some of the books on this list.

  10. I like #9 – it just makes perfect sense to me. These are good quotes.

    Have a lovely day.

  11. I don’t think I have read any of these.

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

  12. So fun that you found so many good quotes about crushes! I love that Katie McGarry one. 😀

  13. Like the twist with using quotes! Excellent choices.

  14. These are such romantic quotes!

  15. I adore that Pushing the Limits quote!

  16. This is such a great topic for February! ❤ The second quote on your list, by Kahlil Gibran, is deep…

    Hope you’ll visit my TTT list!

  17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Pushing the Limits! I loved those books. Great quotes. 🙂

  18. I love that Remember Me quote! Great take on the prompt.

  19. That was a great idea! I don’t really do fictional crushes either so I also tweaked the list. Yours is much more creative 🙂

  20. I love your twist on today’s challenge. These quotes are perfect.

  21. Jo

    Some lovely choices here!

  22. “mutant pterodactyls” that made me smile. 🙂

    Love these quotes.

  23. I love your twist on the topic! And love the quotes you picked too!

  24. The quote from Pushing the Limits made me chuckle.

  25. I love your spin on this week’s topics. I’ve always loved that one from Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  26. Great idea! I love these.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  27. Great quotes! My favorites are from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Pushing the Limits.

  28. I really like these quotes especially the Winter one!

  29. I love so many of these books! Great quotes and I love The Perks of Being a Wallflower one the most! <3

  30. So many great quotes about crushes, makes me think of being a teenager again.

  31. It was very interesting to read your quotes. Most of your quoted authors are new to me but I will definitely check them out. Thank you for sharing. Happy reading.

  32. What a fun way to spin this topic! Love it and I recognize some of my favorite books on your list. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia. I appreciate it.

  33. Oh I love how you spinned this topic. Awesome!

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