Favorite Literary Quotes


Typically on a Wednesday I would be bringing you WWW Wednesday as hosted by Taking on a World of Words. However, I did not read all week last week, have not yet this week, and no books are sparking my interest right now so it seems silly for me to talk about what I’m not doing. You follow my ramble there? Good.

Instead, I’m going to be sharing with you some of my favorite quotes in popular literature.


“I adored history, not the dry dates and boring battles, but the stories and the people who populated them.”
― Deanna RaybournSilent in the Grave

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
― Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

“I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind – how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.”
― Pierce BrownGolden Son

“She was adamant that any organization that labelled one group of people as evil would eventually do the same to others. That to treat any one person as less than human was to cheapen the very substance of humanity.”
― Samantha ShannonThe Song Rising

“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
― V.E. SchwabA Darker Shade of Magic

“The atmosphere of the place soothed her automatically; the rich lantern lights, the sheer scent of paper and leather, and the fact that everywhere she looked, there were books, books, beautiful books.”
― Genevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library

“But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.”
― Marissa MeyerHeartless

“As a scientist I rebelled against the disorder, and I had long since discovered that nothing thwarted the mental processes like clutter.”
― Deanna RaybournA Curious Beginning

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Some people stay broken. Some pick up the pieces and put them back together with all the sharp edges showing.”
― Dot HutchisonThe Butterfly Garden

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

“It has been a hard lesson to learn, that greatness requires suffering.”
― Kristin CashoreBitterblue

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”
― Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus

“Phobias are powerful vehicles for aggressive feelings. They condense anxiety. Intrusive phobias aren’t part of general personalities, they just kick in at key moments. They’re a defence against intense trauma, fear of intimacy, stuff like that.”
― Christopher FowlerFull Dark House

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


What are some quotes that inspire you? Share them with me! 



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