99 of My Favorite Literary Quotes

Inspired by @talor and these aren't ranked because that would be impossible.
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    There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love. -Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
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    Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
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    And if you can't see anything Beautiful about yourself Get a better mirror Look a little closer Stare a little longer
    Because there's something Inside you That made you keep Trying. -Shane Koyczan, "To This Day"
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    Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. -Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
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    So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be. -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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    I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love that was more than love- I and my Annabel Lee;
    With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me. -Edgar Allen Poe, "Annabel Lee"
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    It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that. -Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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    I feel very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo. -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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    Everyone shines, given the right lighting. -Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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    There is a sense in which we are all each other's consequences. -Wallace Stegner, All The Little Live Things
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    I just want silence... Jesus, it doesn't mean I don't like you. It just means right now, I like silence more. -Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says
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    A fighter can be a winner, but that doesn't make a winner a fighter. -Mark Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe
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    Because she could not go near all these wonderful things, she longed for them all the more. -Hans Christian Anderson, "The Little Mermaid"
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    I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
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    She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it. -Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
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    No, I mean everything feels different, but it's because I'm different. -Emma Donoghue, Room
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    It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal. -John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
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    I won't ever leave you, even though you're always leaving me. -Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
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    Some walks you have to take alone. -Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
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    A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special?
    How many people can make you feel extraordinary? -John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
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    The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody. -Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
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    Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant. -Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
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    Make not your thoughts your prisons. -William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra
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    God made the world just as much for me as for any one else. -Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
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    Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
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    Mandy tidied the weeds and pulled out some of the summer flowers. It saddened her to do so. She was parting with beloved friends. -Julie Andrews Edwards, Mandy
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    The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. -F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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    You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come get you. You have to go to them sometimes. -A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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    There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. -Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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    Come when my heart is full of grief Or when my heart is merry; Come with the falling of the leaf Or with the redd'ning cherry Come when the year's first blossom blows, Come when the summer gleams and grows, Come with the winter's drifting snows, And you are welcome, welcome. -Paul Lawrence Dunbar, "Invitation to Love"
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    I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. -Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief
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    Now he saw the familiar wide river beside the path differently. He saw all of the light and color and history it contained and carried in its slow-moving water; and he knew that there was an Elsewhere from which it came, and an elsewhere to which it was going. -Lois Lowry, The Giver
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    They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered. -F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
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    A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. -Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
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    When I tell her what I'm thinking and she tells me what she's thinking, our each ideas jumping into the other's head, like coloring blue crayon on top of yellow that makes green. -Emma Donoghue, Room
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    I always liked routine. I suppose I never found boredom very boring. I doubted I could explain it to someone like Margo, but drawing circles through life struck me as a kind of reasonable insanity. -John Green, Paper Towns
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    The Lovely Bones
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    But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we- Of many far wiser than we- And neither the Angels in heaven above, Nor the demons down under the sea,
    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee -Edgar Allen Poe, "Annabel Lee"
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    The thing I realize is, it's not what you take, it's what you leave. -Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
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    I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love's not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either.
    I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time... -Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
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    You gave me blue and I gave you yellow. Together we are simple green. You gave me What you did not have, and I gave you What I had to give- together, we made Something greater from the difference. -Alberto Ríos, "When Giving Is All We Have"
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    I think...if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts. -Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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    Childhood was a fantastic country to live in. -Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
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    Suicide is just a moment, Lexy told me. This is how she described it to me. For just a moment, it doesn't matter that you've got people who love you and the sun is shining and there's a movie coming out this weekend that you've been dying to see. It hits you all of a sudden that nothing is ever going to be okay, ever, and you kind of dare yourself.
    You pick up a knife and press it gently to your skin, you look out a nineteenth-story window and you think, I could just do it. I could just do it. And most of the time, you look at the height and you get scared, or you think about the poor people on the sidewalk below- what if there are kids coming home from school and they have to spend the rest of their lives trying to forget this terrible thing you're going to make them see? And the moment's over. @carolynparkhurst, The Dogs of Babel
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    You think about how sad it would've been if you never got to see that movie, and you look at your dog and wonder who would've taken care of her if you had gone. And you go back to normal. But you keep it there in your mind. Even if you never take yourself up on it, it gives you a kind of comfort to know that the day is yours to choose.
    You tuck it away in your brain like sour candy tucked in your cheek, and the puckering memory it leaves behind, the rough pleasure of running your tongue over its strange terrain, is exactly the same... The day was hers to choose, and perhaps in that treetop moment when she looked down and saw the yard, the world, her life, spread out below her, perhaps she chose to plunge toward it headlong. -@carolynparkhurst, The Dogs of Babel
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    I could not count the times during the average day when something would come up that I needed to tell him. This impulse did not end with his death. What ended was the possibility of response. -Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
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    I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore. -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
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    I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others- young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life. -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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    And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much it was mine to keep. -Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
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    He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him. -Hans Christian Anderson, "The Ugly Duckling"
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    The truth is, it's hard to get people to like you, but it's even harder to keep people liking you. -Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?
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    We are unfinished, We are not yet begun, We are what's waiting.
    -Tyler Knott, "Daily Haiku on Love"
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    Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it.
    You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal. -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
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    -William Ernest Henley, "Invictus"
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    It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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    "I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too." -A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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    I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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    The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people's diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not.
    These things are your becoming. -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
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    Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. -David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
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    That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me. -Amy Poehler, Yes Please
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    My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piña and the colada. -Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously, I'm Kidding
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    I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it won't change the fact that they are upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have. -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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    I did not always think he was right nor did he always think I was right but we were each the person the other trusted. -Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
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    Hello, babies. Welcome to earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you've got to be kind. -Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
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    His Izzy. His other half of the sky. -M.L Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
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    You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing" and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
    -Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
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    There isn't always an explanation for everything. -Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
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    "We can all dance," he said, "if we find the music that we love." -Giles Andreae, Giraffes Can't Dance
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    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    -2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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    I shall be dumped where the weed decays, and the rest is rust and stardust. -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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    Such a mysterious business, motherhood. How brave a woman must be to embark on it. -M.L Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
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    Things to do today: 1) Breathe in. 2) Breathe out. -Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
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    I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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    I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses. -Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
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    But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem. -Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank
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    Robert Munsch, Love You Forever
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    I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears? -Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
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    Even asleep we partake in the becoming of the world. -Czeslaw Milosz, "A Magic Mountain"
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    It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince
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    Never be bored, and you will never be boring. -Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
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    That's the thing I want to make clear about depression: It's got nothing at all to do with life. In the course of life, there is sadness and pain and sorrow, all of which, in their right time and season, are normal- unpleasant, but normal.
    Depression is an altogether different zone because it involves a complete absence: absence of affect, absence of feeling, absence of response, absence of interest. -Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
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    He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts. -Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
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    She fell asleep, and it was a sleep as thin as the night clouds, dotted with dreams that came and went like the stars. -Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
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    It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
    It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
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    I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"
    I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments. -Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation
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    You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only. -Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank
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    Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print. -E.B White, Charlotte's Web