From Harry Potter to Pride and Prejudice; my favourite quotes

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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