There are some quotes from books that stick with us for a long time. Listed below are some of my favourites.
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
“I always thought love was about the showstopper moments. No dialogue, no filler. But if the quiet parts are filler, maybe filler’s underrated.” – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, What If It’s Us.
“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield.
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on… that’s who we really are.” – J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
“My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
“And no matter what you do or how hard you try, you can’t stop yourself from dreaming.” – Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.” – Donna Tartt, The Secret History.
“If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden.” – Francesca Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.
“The most terrible things can happen to a man, but he’ll never lose himself if he remembers he was once a child.” – Robert Dinsdale, The Toymakers.
“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre.
“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?”- J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“Words are life.” – Markus Zusak, The Book Thief.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl, The Twits.
“Don’t think or judge, just listen.” – Sarah Dessen, Just Listen.
“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” – John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men.
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of f***ing story.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones and The Six.
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