We asked a bunch of people on our Facebook handle, ‘What is your favorite quote from a Book?’ and this is the response we got!
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
– The Great Gatsby
The heart is an organ of fire.
– The English Patient.
“My soul is glad, is all. Thank you for finding it for me, oh wonderful and mighty Wizard of the North.”
– Wizard of the North
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past”
—William Faulkner. We always carry our history with us.
“Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.”
– The Aeneid
“Fall for any of following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomaniacs, chauvinists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.”
– Bridget Jones Diary
“Peace is a lie. There is only passion”
– Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.
— Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
“The pleasure of despair. But then, it is in despair that we find the most acute pleasure, especially when we are aware of the hopelessness of the situation…
…everything is a mess in which it is impossible to tell what’s what, but that despite this impossibility and deception it still hurts you, and the less you can understand, the more it hurts.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
‘I don’t like being part of a crowd. I walk alone, find myself in places I’ve never been before, and enjoy being in the now, without the baggage that most folks seem to carry through life. If trouble finds me, I deal with it and then move on.’
– Joe Logan
“Life itself is only a vision. A dream. Nothing exists, save empty space and you. And you… are but a thought.”
– The Devil in “The Mysterious Stranger”
“Life is not unlike cinema. Each scene has its own music, and the music is created for the scene, woven to it in ways we do not understand. No matter how much we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one, we must dance within the music of today, or we will always be out of step, stumbling around in something that doesn’t suit the moment. ” One of my favorites from this year’s books-from Before we were yours”
– Lisa Wingate
Do tell us what’s your favorite quote in the comments! 🙂