120 Of The Deepest Quotes From the Most Famous Books

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Books carry us to a different world. If you usually read you will know how interesting, funny, curious and enriching it can be to read a good book.

You are transported to the actor’s imagination and you live his story, no matter where you are and the moment of the story in which you live.

Then I leave you more than 120 famous quotes of famous books of love, youth, adventure, fantasy, horror, historical, romantic and all types. They are beautiful thoughts of classic authors and internationally known like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Tolkien, Paulo Coelho, Leo Tolstoy or Lewis Carroll.

I am sure that they will help you to decide for the next book that you are going to read, since they are textual quotations. I also encourage you to leave other quotes in the comments section. They also come with images to be able to share in facebook, instagram, tumbl, twitter, pinterest …

You may also be interested in these quotes of famous writers or reading.

The 120 best quotes of famous and historical books:

1. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even those we lose.”
The curious case of Benjamin Button.F. Scott Fitzgerald.

2. “How wonderful it is that nobody needs a single moment before beginning to improve the world.”
The diary of Anne Frank

3. “The reasonable man adapts to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to itself. Therefore, all progress depends on unreasonable man.”
-Man and superman of George Bernad Shaw

4. “There is no happiness or unhappiness in this world; there is only a comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt the greatest despair is able to feel the maximum happiness. It is necessary to have wanted to die to know how good it is to live.”
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

5. “Death destroys man: the idea of death saves him.”
Howards End of EM Forster

6. “When we love, we always strive to be better than we are. When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better.”
The Alchemist of Paulo Coelho

7. “It is better to look at the sky than to live there.”
Breakfast with diamonds of Truman Capote
8. “Stop worrying about getting old and think about growing.”
-Philip Roth’s dying animal.

9. “They wanted to talk, but they could not; there were tears in his eyes. Both were pale and thin; but those pale faces were illuminated with the dawn of a new future.”
Crime and punishment of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

10. “I have no idea what awaits me, or what will happen when all this ends. At the moment this is: there are people sick and I need to cure them.”
The plague of Albert Camus

11. “The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, because only then can he feel the madness of despair.”
The white company of Arthur Conan Doyle

12. “If you are looking for perfection you will never be happy.”
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

13. “I have hope or I might not live.”
-Dr. Moreau’s Island of HG Wells.

14. “Be a man or be more than a man. Be firm with your purpose and firm as a stone.”
-Mary Shelley’s Frankestein.

15. “While the heart beats, while the body and soul are still together, I can not admit that any creature endowed with will needs to lose hope in life.”
Journey to the center of the land of Jules Verne

16. “It is on the nights of December, when the thermometer is at zero, when we think of the sun.”
The miserable Victor Hugo.

17. “-I can not die yet, doctor. Not yet. I have things to do. After all, I will have a whole life to die in.”
-The Game of the Angel of Carlos Ruiz Zafón

18. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procasting is the Time Thief.”
David Copperfield by Charles Dickes

19. “I call the “rich” people when they are able to satisfy the needs of their imagination.”
The portrait of a lady of Henry James
20. “The mystery of life is not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
Dune of Frank Herbert

21. “Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it, lived and dreamed about it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone lowers their eyes to the pages, their spirit grows and strengthens.”
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

22. “You think you know all your possibilities. Then, other people come into your life and suddenly there are many more.”
The realm of possibility by David Levithan

23. “The sun is weak when it rises first, and it draws strength and courage as the day progresses.” Charles Dickens’ old curios shop.

24. “Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.”
Richard Yates Revolutionary Road.

25. “Fighting to the last breath.”
Henry VI by William Shakespeare

26. “Getting what you want is as difficult as not getting what you want. Because then you have to figure out what to do with it, rather than figure out what to do without it. ”
The realm by David Levithan’s possibility

27. “If you do not expect anything from anyone, you will never be disappointed.”
Sylvia Plath’s glass bell.

28. “What a treacherous thing to think that a person is more than a person.”
Paper Towns by John Green

29. “Not all who wander are lost.”
The Hobbit of JRR Tolkien

30. “Live yourself living or take care of yourself dying.”
Stephen King’s Shawshank redemption

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31. “Few castaways can say that they have survived as much at sea as Mr. Patel, and no one in the company of an adult bengal tiger.”
Yann Martel’s Pi Life.

32. “After all, tomorrow is a new day.”
What the wind took away from Margaret Mitchell

33. “The creatures from the outside looked from the pig to the man and from the man to the pig again; but it was impossible to say which was which.”
Rebellion on the farm by George Orwell

34. “I do not know what can come, but whatever it is, I’ll go to it laughing.”
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

35. “Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are forever married.”
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

36. “I’m what you’ve done to me. Take my compliments, take my blame, take all the success, take the failure, in short, take me.”
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

37. “”I can not go back to the past because then I was a different person.”
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
38. “Alice: How long is it forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes just a second.”
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland
39. “I know who I was this morning when I got up, but I think I’ve had to change a few times since.”
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
40. “The greatest adventure is the one that awaits us. Today and tomorrow have not yet been said. The possibilities, the changes are all yours to do. The mold of his life in his hands is to break.”
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

41. “I feel like I’m moving forward while moving away from something, and everything is possible.”
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

42. “Life changes fast. Life changes in an instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”
-The year of the magic thought by Joan Didion

43. “I’m not a bird and no net traps me. I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

44. “You never know what bad luck has saved you from worse luck.”
It’s not Cormac McCarthy’s old country

45. “The worst thing about religion was religious people.”
-The nuptial plot of Jeffrey Eugenides

46. “The mind makes its own place, and in itself can make a heaven from hell, and a hell from heaven.”
Paradise lost by John Milton

47. “Love those you love while you have them. That’s all you can do. Let them go when you should. If you know how to love, you never escape. ”
My name is the memory by Ann Brashares
48. “Do you know what happens when you hurt people? Ammu said. When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That is what neglected words do. They make people love you a little less.”
The god of the little things by Arundhati Roy
49. “Ammu said that humans were creatures of habit, and that it was amazing the kind of things they could get used to. ”
The god of the little things by Arundhati Roy

50. “There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they do for themselves.”
Emma by Jane Austen

51. “Friendship is undoubtedly the best balm for the pains of amorous disappointment.”
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

52. “We tell stories to ourselves to live.”
-Joan Didion’s White Album

53. “Speaking without meaning is the only privilege that humanity has over other organisms. It is by talking meaninglessly when you come to the truth. I speak without meaning, therefore I am human.”
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
54. “When you’re afraid but you do it anyway, that’s bravery.”
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

55. “We must be careful with the books and what is inside them, since words have the power to change us.”
The Mechanical Angel by Cassandra Clare

56. “I do not like to work – no man likes – but I like what’s at work – the opportunity to find yourself. Your own reality – for you, not for others – what no other man can know.”
The heart of the darkness by Joseph Conrad

57. “All endings are also beginnings. We just do not know at the moment. ”
-The five people you’ll meet in the sky by Mitch Albom

58. “Others will write from the head, but he writes from the heart, and the heart always understands him.”
-The legend of Sleepy Hollow and other Washington Irving stories

59. “If people simply love each other just a little, they can be very happy.”
-Germinal de Émile Zola

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60. “There are books whose backs and covers are by far the best part.”
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickes
61. “You can not say “no” to the people you love, not often. Thats the secret. And when you do, it has to sound like a “yes” or you have to say “no” .”
The godfather by Mario Puzo

62. “If you want to know how a man is, look how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

63. “The wands are as powerful as the witches who use them. Some witches like to boast that they are bigger and better than other people.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

64. “People find it much easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right.”
-JK Rowling’s mestizo prince

65. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest times, only if you remember to turn on the light.”
JK Rowling’s Prisoner by Azkaban

66. “In the afternoon he went to see the movie “Lord of the Rings”, which he had not had time to see before. He thought the orcs, unlike humans, were simple, uncomplicated creatures.”
-Stieg Larsson’s Tattooed Dragon Girl

67. “Have you ever fallen in love?” It’s not horrible? It makes you so vulnerable. Open your chest and open your heart and it means that someone can enter you and undo you.”
-Neil Gaiman’s benevolent

68. “The world was so recent, that many things had no name, and to mention them had to be flicked with the finger.”
A hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Marquez

69. “Older people can never understand something by themselves and it is very boring for children to have to give them explanations again and again.”
The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

70. “When you feel like criticizing someone, remember that not everyone has had the same opportunities you had.”
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

71. “Books are magic single portable.”
-Stephen King

72. “Never judge a book by its film.”
-JW Eagan

73. “Two people never read the same book.”
-Edmund Wilson

74. “A room without books is like a body without soul.”
-Marco Tulio Cicero

75 “”Lily?” After all this time? – Always. ”
-Dumbledore & Snape, Harry Potter

76. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, number four on Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

77. “I’m not worried, Harry,” Dumbledore said, his voice a little louder despite the freezing water. “I’m with you.”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

78. “You know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers how to turn on the light.”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner by Azkaban

79. “Never trust anything you can think for yourself if you can not see where your brain is.” – JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

80. “It is possible to realize a dream that makes life more interesting. ”
-Paulo Cohelo, The Alchemist
81. “I can not find the hour, or the place, or the look or the words, which laid the foundations. A long time ago that. I was in the middle before I knew I had started. ”
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

82. “There is no agony greater than bringing an unprecedented story within you.”
– Maya Angelou, I know why the caged bird sings

83. “However, there are times when I am baffled by every mile I have traveled, every meal I have eaten, every person I have met, every room I have slept in. As ordinary as it seems, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.”
– Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Diseases

84. “And thus we conquered, ships against the current, carried on without ceasing in the past. ”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

85. “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It is hot in the summer and it is cold in the winter. It is round and moist and crowded. On the outside, baby, you have about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule I know, babies-damn it, you have to be nice. ”
Kurt Vonnegut, God bless you, Mr. Rosewater

86. “He got out, trying not to look at her for a long time, as if it were the sun, but he saw her, like the sun, even without looking. ”
– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

87. “As I read, I fell in love with the way you fell asleep: slowly, and then suddenly. ”
– John Green, The Falla In Our Stars

88. “How wonderful it is that no one has to wait a moment before starting to improve the world. ”
-Anne Frank, the diary of a child

89. “There are some things you can not share without getting to please each other, and hitting a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them. ”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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90. “It’s wingardium leviOsa, not leviaA .. ”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

91. “Never forget what you are, because surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Use armor on yourself, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
-George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones (Book 1)

92. “If they want to give you a name, take it, make it yours. Then they can not hurt you anymore. ”
-George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones (Book 1)

93. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or die. There is no middle ground. ”
-George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones (Book 1)

94. “Ordinary people pray for rain, healthy children and a summer that never ends,” Ser Jorah told him. They do not care if the great lords play their game of thrones, as long as they stay in peace. “He shrugged. “They never do.” ”
-George RR

95. “If you’re going to take a man’s life, you must look him in the eye and hear his last words. And if you can not bear to do that, then maybe the man does not deserve to die. ”
-George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones (Book 1)

96. “Witchcraft is the sauce scoop of fools upon failure to hide the taste of their own incompetence. ”
-George RR Martin, Clash of Kings (Book 2)

97. “Power resides where men think it resides, no more, no less. ”
-George RR Martin, Clash of Kings (Book 2)

98. “There is no shame in feeling fear taught me by my father; what matters is how we deal with it. ”
-George RR Martin, Clash of Kings (Book 2)

99. “Love is poison, a sweet poison yes; but it will also kill you. ”
-George RR Martin, Clash of Kings (Book 2)

100. “What’s so good about this, I’m asking you?” He who runs through life only runs to his grave. ”
-George RR Martin, Clash of Kings (Book 2)

101. “The biggest fool is sometimes smarter than the men who laugh at him. ”
-George RR Martin, Storm of Swords (Book 3)

102. “Everyone wants something. And when you know what a man wants, you know who he is and you know how to make him move. ”
-George RR Martin, Storm of Swords (Book 3)

103. “Always keep your enemies confused. If you are never sure who you are or what you want, you can not know what you will do next. Sometimes the best way to disconcert them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. ”
-George RR Martin, Storm of Swords (Book 3)

104. “I breathed deeply and listened to the old flutter of my heart: I am, I am, I am. ”
– Sylvia Plath, The jar of the bell

105. “It’s our choices, Harry, that show who we really are, far more than our abilities.”
– JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

106. “You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you are terrified that someone will put you in a cage. Well, honey, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it is not bounded on the west by Tulip, Texas, or on the east by Somalia-land. It is wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you end up running on yourself. ”
– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

107. “It was times like these when I thought that my father, who hated arms and never went to any war, was the bravest man who ever lived. ”
– Harper Lee, Kill a nightingale

108. “Memories warm you from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the shore

109. “You have a brain in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can address yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who will decide where to go. ”
– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the places you will go!

110. “What if I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

111. “We all have light and darkness within us. What matters is the part we choose to act. That’s what we really are. ”
-JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

112. “Take care of yourself living or take care of yourself dying.”
– Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption

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

114. “He’s more me than I am. Whatever our soul, yours and mine are the same.”
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

115. “And now that you do not have to be perfect, you can be good. ”
-John Steinbeck, east of Eden

116. There is darkness in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. ”
-Bram Stroker, Dracula

117. “History is a wheel, because the nature of man is fundamentally immutable. ”
George RR Martin, Crowd Feast (Book 4)

118. “Knowledge is a weapon, Jon. Arm yourself well before you go to battle. ”
-George RR Martin, Crowd Feast (Book 4)

119. “I prefer that my story is dead. The dead story is written in ink, which is living in blood. ”
-George RR Martin, Crowd Feast (Book 4)

120. In the game of thrones, even the most humble pieces can have their own wills. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you have planned for them. Mark that well, Alayne. It’s a lesson Cersei Lannister has yet to learn.”
-George RR Martin

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