26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

1. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

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3. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

4. “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

5. “So it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

6. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

7. “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.” – Charles Bukowski, Factotum

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9. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

10. “if you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want.” – Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

11. “We are more than the parts that form us.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

12. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

13. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

14. Perks-of-Being-a-Wallflower

15. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” – George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

16. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” – John Green, Looking For Alaska

17. “Are you afraid of the good you might do?.” – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

18. “Life before Death. Strength before Weakness. Journey before Destination.” – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

19. “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

20. Lord-of-the-Rings

21. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

22. “I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” – Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Burns

23. “Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that” – Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

24. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” – Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections

25. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus. Return to Tipasa

26. East-of-Eden,-John-Steinback

The 25 Best Quotes About Authors

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The 25 Best Quotes About Authors

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing. ~Eugene Ionesco

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~Thomas Mann

Writers and artists know that ethereal moment, when just one, fleeting something–a chill, an echo, the click of a lamp, a question—-ignites the flame of an entire work that blazes suddenly into consciousness. ~Nadine C. Keels

But writers and their woes: they couldn’t be parted. Not for anything. ~Naomi Wood

To say that a writer’s hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement – it’s like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writers build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it. ~David Gerrold

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Authors must spend months, years making fantasy believable in a single work while reality runs rampant and complete chaos elsewhere. ~Don Roff

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. ~G.K. Chesterton

Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations. ~Agatha Christie

There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can’t screw it up. ~Raymond E. Feist

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. ~Edward Albee

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A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favour you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. ~Dorothy Parker

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. ~Robertson Davies

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers. ~Logan Pearsall Smith

I’m the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. ~V. S. Naipaul

It’s better not to know authors personally, because the real person never corresponds to the image you form of him from reading his books. ~Italo Calvino

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The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it. ~Leo Rosten

The writer has little control over personal temperament, none over historical moment, and is only partly in charge of his or her own aesthetic. ~Julian Barnes

Either a writer doesn’t want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want. ~Anatole Broyard

I suspect that most authors don’t really want criticism, not even constructive criticism. They want straight-out, unabashed, unashamed, fulsome, informed, naked praise, arriving by the shipload every fifteen minutes or so. ~Neil Gaiman

The historian records, but the novelist creates. ~E. M. Forster

Crippled and crazy, we hobble toward the finish line, pen in hand. ~Siri Hustvedt

Via: http://writerswrite.co.za/the-25-best-quotes-about-authors

43 Of The Most Romantic Lines From Literature

 

The members of the BuzzFeed Community tell us about their favourite romantic lines from literature. These are some of their responses:

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2. “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

3. “Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same…If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
—Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

4. “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”
—Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

5. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.”
—Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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7. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps… perhaps…love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
—Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

8. “If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.”
—Nicole Krause, The History of Love

9. “He doesn’t want you to be real, and to think and to live. He doesn’t love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms.”
—E. M. Forster, A Room With A View

10. “The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.”

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Read more here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/most-romantic-lines-from-literature

 

Literary Quotes (Part 5)

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“We are so used to releasing words, we don’t know what to do with them if they stay. No matter how many times we let them go, they come back. The words that matter always stay.”
– David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility (via bookmania)

“Let books and words be the bandages for your heart.”
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“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

“Be awesome. Be a book nut.”
– Dr Seuss (via tessasbookshelf)

“Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease.”
– Peter Abelard (1079–1142)

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” – Anne Lamott

“I’ve always found that the better the book I’m reading, the smarter I feel, or, at least, the more able I am to imagine that I might, someday, become smarter.” – Francine Prose (via chelseyphilpot)

“Anyone who calls writing “lazy” obviously isn’t a writer.”
– Journaling-Junkie, “Writing IS a job!” (via journaling-junkie)

“Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.” – Ezra Pound (via writingquotes)

“I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson.
– Book Geek Quotes #475 (via bookgeekconfessions)