Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

TTT is meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books. It is so hard to pick just ten… 

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1. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
— Neil Gaiman (Coraline)

2. “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”
— Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)

3. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
— George R.R. Martin (A Dance with Dragons)

4. “Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself. ”
— James Frey (My Friend Leonard)

5. “There is no fear. Absolutely no fear. When one lives without fear, one cannot be broken. When one lives with fear one is broken before one begins to live.”
― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

6.“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

7. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8. “What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

9.“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

10. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

What are your favorite inspiring quotes? Why?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I haven’t yet read Coraline, so haven’t come across the first quote you share–but I love it. It’s so true! I also really like your #6. Another book I have yet to read, but I agree with the sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

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