Post your favourite quote from a book.
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~~ Frankenstein
“Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me man? Did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me?” -John Milton
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. The Great Gatsby
The heart is an organ of fire. The English Patient.
Now thats an intense one…. ?
We need a bigger boat !
Oops…Jaws by Peter Benchly
From: WIZARD OF THE NORTH: “My soul is glad, is all. Thank you for finding it for me, oh wonderful and mighty Wizard of the North.”
Love this one so much I made into my office decor. Outlander
“let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past” —William Faulkner. We always carry our history with us.
“God is dead and the Superman lives. Only since He has lain in the grave, have you been resurrected.”
“Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.” – The Aeneid
From Bridget Jones Diary:
“Fall for any of following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomaniacs, chauvinists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.”
I LOVE the salty cheek here…
“Peace is a lie. There is only passion” – Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it. — Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
The circus arrives without warning..
“The pleasure of despair. But then, it is in despair that we find the most acute pleasure, especially when we are aware of the hopelessness of the situation… …everything is a mess in which it is impossible to tell what’s what, but that despite this impossibility and deception it still hurts you, and the less you can understand, the more it hurts.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
This is my little secret, a very little secret, “its only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to eye”
@Michael ‘I don’t like being part of a crowd. I walk alone, find myself in places I’ve never been before, and enjoy being in the now, without the baggage that most folk seem to carry through life. If trouble finds me, I deal with it and then move on.’
~ Joe Logan
«Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.» -Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. I have many favourites, but as a writer and reader, I chose this
“Life itself is only a vision. A dream. Nothing exists, save empty space and you. And you… are but a thought.” The Devil in “The Mysterious Stranger”
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks”
“Life is not unlike cinema. Each scene has its own music, and the music is created for the scene, woven to it in ways we do not understand. No matter how much we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one, we must dance within the music of today, or we will always be out of step, stumbling around in something that doesn’t suit the moment. ” One of my favorites from this year’s books-from Before we were yours” by Lisa Wingate
“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”
“Shoot a pickle !” Tommyknockers. Stephen King.
Man plans…. God laughs! The story of my life…. Harlan Coben
We are all average people, it’s the only extreme that gets publicity. – Mark Manson * The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
“Nothing is ever ‘always’…” I can’t remember the title of the book now though…
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
“To the stars who listen, and the dreams that are answered.” ❤❤ From A Court of Mist and Fury I believe?
“It’s difficult to control indignation in the presence of absurdity” -November 9 by colleen hoover
“I am haunted by humans.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“I don’t dare do anything anymore, ‘cause I’m afraid it’s not allowed” -Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“One who loves must share the fate of the one he loves” Master and Margaret, Michael Bulgakov
“Just remember darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good” PC & Kristin Cast
I have 3, all from my favourite book.
@Kerr I’m a collector of quotes. What book or books did you find these from?
It’s from The Great Gatsby
This is the most recent I’ve read that’s stuck with me. I love it. From A Game Of Thrones.
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
Tyrion Lannister ???
@Sairis Yes!!!! ?
“He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.” Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. A brilliant book by a marvelous storyteller.
“I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables – slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war… Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – Fight Club
“I want to be the bird that flies away” from Shatter Me by Teherah Mafi
Yesterday last forever tomorrow comes never until you
“Keep in mind that there are no needless, wasted moments. Each one is precious and an opportunity to experience contentment. ” Serenity in Motion by Nancy O’Hara.
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
“It’s a magical world Hobbes ol’ buddy, let’s go exploring” – Calvin and Hobbes
“It’s all according; but you had better ask Sir Somebody, Mr. Limpness,” Lady Something replied, glancing with interest at the portable altar. – Douglas Firbank: Flower Beneath the Foot.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
“It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, 1984
“With great power comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later”-Nico di Angelo: The Last Olympian
“Everybody counts or nobody counts.” Harry Bosch created by Michael Connelly.
“Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse”
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” paulo coelho the alchemist
“It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron
“When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon Devil may Cry
“Do you understand how there could be any writing in a spider’s web?” “Oh, no,” said Dr. Dorian. “I don’t understand it. But for that matter I don’t understand how a spider learned to spin a web in the first place. When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle.” “What’s miraculous about a spider’s web?” said Mrs. Arable. “I don’t see why you say a web is a miracle-it’s just a web.” “Ever try to spin one?” asked Dr. Dorian. ― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird.)
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” By Burke by way of the book Vox which is also rather fitting for our volatile world these days.
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