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April 14: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)

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1. “Reality is frequently inaccurate.” The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Douglas Adams.


2. “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Stephen Chbosky.


3. “Do I dare / Disturb the universe?” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock;” T.S. Eliot.


4. “If it is stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.” Owlknight; Mercedes Lackey.


5. “Maybes never are.” Dragonsong; Anne McCaffrey.


6. “Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?” Barrayar; Lois McMaster Bujold.

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7. “Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they’re amiable and sometimes not.” The City & The City; China Miéville.

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8. “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.” Equal RitesTerry Pratchett

Harry Potter

9. “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; J.K. Rowling.


10. “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” Slaughterhouse-Five; Kurt Vonnegut.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

4 responses »

  1. lipsyy says:

    I can’t believe I missed out Vonnegut! SH5 have some of my favourite quotes ever! I posted mine here:

  2. That is one of my FAVORITE Harry Potter quotes! I don’t think I put it on my list (obviously I have a different HP quote because it is just SO DARN QUOTABLE!) but I absolutely love it. Nice list!! You have some awesome quotes!

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