Best Book Quotes

Posted on 9th November 2015 by Sally Campbell
Here is a list of the best quotes you will find between the pages of a book. Some will be familiar, some less so. Be inspired. Marvel. Sigh.

 “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” 
― George Orwell 1984

 “Something that is loved is never lost.” 
― Toni Morrison, Beloved 

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs." 
―Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” 
― Jane Austen Emma


“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.” 
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

"Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart."  
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” 
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” 
― Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

“The inevitable is no less a shock just because it is inevitable.” 
― Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” 
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” 
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ” 
Allen Ginsberg

“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” 
― James Joyce, Ulysses

“Loneliness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings.” 
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

“As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.” 

“I desire therefore I exist.” 
― Angela Carter, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

“Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.” 
― Donna Tartt, The Secret History

“Everything in life is just for a while.” 
― Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

“What you risk reveals what you value.” 
― Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot." 
― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffanys

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald,  
The Great Gatsby


 “And the rest is rust and stardust.” 
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


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