Quotes

Every Book Has Its Own Lesson

  1. “Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”
    The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

  2. “We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does.”
    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

  3. “To look at something without wonder and reverence is to dismiss deliberation; dismissing deliberation eliminates the possibility for reflection; to eliminate reflection is simply and fully and sadly to reject the possibility of discovery.”
    Before We Get Started, Bret Lott

  4. “Sitting around miserable all day won’t make you happier.”
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne

  5. “O flower of warriors, beware of that trap.
    Choose, dear Beowulf, the better part,
    eternal rewards. Do not give way to pride.
    For a brief while your strength is in bloom
    but it fades quickly; and soon there will follow
    illness or the sword to lay you low,
    or a sudden fire or surge of water
    or jabbing blade or javelin from the air
    or repellent age. Your piercing eye
    will dim and darken; and death will arrive
    dear warrior, to sweep you away.”
    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, Sean Heaney

  6. “As Seneca warned Nero: No matter how many of us you kill, you will never kill your successor.”
    Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

  7. “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.”
    Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

  8. “She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted.”
    P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahern

  9. “But the things is, slavery is not a new invention. And solitary confinement — did you know, in America we’ve got more than twenty-five thousand prisoners in isolation cells? Some of them for more than twenty years.’ Her hand is pointing at the puffy-hair woman. ‘As for kids — there’s places where babies lie in orphanages five to a cot with pacifers taped into their mouths, kids getting raped by Daddy every night kids in prisons, whatever, making carpets till they go blind —”
    Room, Emma Donoghue

  10. “…And life is all a variorum, at the best. Look at me: I’m a laird’s son and more than half a doctor, and here I am, man-Jack to Hoseason!”
    Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

  11. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen

  12. “If you’re in trouble or hurt or need – go to poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.”
    The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

  13. “Shall I tell you what sociology teaches us about the human race? I’ll give it to you in a nutshell. Show me a man or woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying get back home.”
    The Stand, Stephen King

  14. “When you’re struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it’s just as hard as what you’re going through.”
    Dear John, Nicholas Sparks

  15. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
    Animal Farm, George Orwell

  16. “A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”
    One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

  17. “Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.”
    The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

  18. “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
    Nineteen Eighty-Four , George Orwell

To be continued…

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4 responses to “Quotes

  1. Just curious… How many books have you read so far, and do you do this book summary/review for a living or is it just a hobby?
    P.S. Might visit this particular Quote page you have again in the future to see if there’s anything worth thinking about. Great idea for a page!

    • Hello! I don’t think I know the answer to how many books I’ve read so far. There are books that I’ve read when I was little and I can’t remember. Also there are a lot of books I’ve only read halfway or not even because I used to hate books. So I don’t know.

      I do this as a hobby in my spare time when I’m done with my school work etc. Thank you for visiting! ^_^

  2. Great blog!
    I read 3 of your book reviews and your love for books has sparked an interest to start reading more. I read a lot but it’s mainly work stuff – I’ts been years since I read because I like it. I’m going to find a book I like and read it now.

    Thank you and keep it up.
    also thanks for visiting my blog.

    bye.

    • That is awesome! Time flies when you are reading books you like, as opposed to books you have to read. Have fun taking your magical & fantastical journey to reading!

      btw I liked reading that post of yours. Will visit your blog again soon ^_^

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