15 Literary Quotes To Live By

15 Literary Quotes To Live By

Books provide stories, characters, settings, insights, and, most obviously, words. Literature of all kinds has produced, perhaps, thousands of quotable statements, and these words are quoted for good reason. The best quotes can be simply said or elaborately written but always carry a message that speaks to almost everyone. These quotes can even be used as a guide or source of inspiration in our daily life. Here are a handful of literary quotes to live by:


“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God



“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield



“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi


“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



“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


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


“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


“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”― John Steinbeck, East of Eden


“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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