Top Ten of my Favorite Characters
1. Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Quote: "I'll join you when hell freezes over." (To Voldemort)
2. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Quote: "Stupid men are the ones worth knowing after all."
3. Audrey Cuttler from Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Quote: “You have to turn it up so that your chest shakes and the drums get in between your ribs like a heartbeat and the bass goes up your spine and fizzles your brain and all you can do is dance or spin in a circle or just scream along because you know that however this music makes you feel, it’s exactly right.”
4. Sherlock Holmes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Quote: "“No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely."
5. Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Quote :“You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.”
6. Mara Dyer from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Quote: “No,” I said, louder this time. “I mean asscrown. The crown on top of the asshat that covers the asshole of the assclown. The very zenith in the hierarchy of asses,” I said, as though reading from a dictionary of modern profanity.
7. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Quote: "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."
8. Peter Pan from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Quote: “I wasn't crying about mothers," he said rather indignantly. "I was crying because I can't get my shadow to stick on. Besides, I wasn't crying.”
9. Miles Halter from Looking for Alaska by John Green
Quote: “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
10. Owl Eyes from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Quote: "It's a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too-didn't cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?'
Who are some of your favorite characters?