Inspired Reading

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books

Top Ten Tuesday prompt from the Broke and the Bookish.

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

(‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen [I’m taking this one out of context but taken at face value it’s a rule to live by])

“If you are not scared then there is no merit in being brave.”

(‘Death At Victoria Dock’ by Kerry Greenwood)

“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”

(‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl)

(‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy

“What have I always believed?
That on the whole, and by and large, if a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.”

(‘Small Gods’ by Terry Pratchett)

“You’re in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that’s enough.”

(‘Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern)

“That’s how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.”

(‘Annihilation’ by Jeff Vandermeer)

“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.”

(‘Vanity Fair’ by William Makepeace Thackeray)

“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell

(‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins)

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