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April 30: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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

2. “If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.” ―Ilona Andrews; Fate’s Edge

3. “My mother once told me that you had to trust that the first thing out of a person’s mouth was truth. After they have a chance to think about it, they’ll change what they say to be more socially acceptable, something they think you’ll be happier with, something that will get the results they want.” ― Patricia Briggs, Moon Called

4. “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.” –Neil Gaiman, Sandman

5. “Sometimes we win with greater firepower, through sheer numbers or more powerful weapons, but for the most part it’s knowledge that defines our victories.” ― Tanya Huff, Blood Price

6. “Art is something you choose to make… it’s a bringing together of… of everything around you into something that makes you more human, more khepri, whatever. More of a person.” ―China Miéville, Perdido Street Station

“7. I am not wise, but I can always learn.” ― Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

8. “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” –Terry Pratchett, Truckers

9. “The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherf#@king shit out of it.” –Cheryl Strayed; Tiny Beautiful Things

10. “I guess you could call it a “failure”, but I prefer the term “learning experience”.” ― Andy Weir, The Martian

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. I have not read any of these book sadly, but I love all of these quotes. Great picks!

  2. suicidesamblog says:

    I love that Ilona Andrews quote – makes me want to read the book! 🙂

    My TTT

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