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50 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You’re Feeling Lost

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January 4th, 2018   |   Updated on February 3rd, 2021

1. “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, Perks Of Being A Wallflower

 

2. “I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.” – John Green, Looking For Alaska

 

3. “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

4. “Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart.” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

 

5. “Rudy, please, wake up, Goddamn it, wake up, I love you. Come on, Rudy, come on, Jesse Owens, don’t you know I love you, wake up, wake up, wake up…” – Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

 

6. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” – Ian McEwan, Atonement

 

7. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac, On The Road

 

8. “And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 

9. “She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved

 

10. “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.” – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

11. “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” – Cormac McCarthy, The Road

 

12. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”- Wuthering Heights

 

13. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”-Anne Frank

 

14. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

 

15. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.” – Jane Austen, Persuasion

 

16. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love In The Time Of Cholera

 

17. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

 

18. “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” —Arthur Golden, Memoirs Of A Geisha

 

19. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” — J. D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye

 

20. “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank

 

21. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” — Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

 

22. “There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

 

23. “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” — Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

 

24. “I don’t have any problem understanding why people flunk out of college or quit their jobs or cheat on each other or break the law or spray-paint walls. A little bit outside of things is where some people feel each other. We do it to replace the frame of family. We do it to erase and remake our origins in their own images. To say, I too was here.” – Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology Of Water

 

25. “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” – Factotum, Charles Bukowksi

 

26. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” —J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

27. “When you find out you can live without it, go along not thinking about it.”- The Jungle Book

 

28. “I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.” – Five Quarters Of The Orange, Joanne Harris

 

29. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – H.Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

 

30. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide, Autumn Leaves

 

31. “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

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32.  “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” —Bram Stroker

 

33.  “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you, are not one and the same.” — Colleen Hoover

 

34. “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” — Anne Frank

 

35. “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” —George Orwell

 

36. “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” —L. M. Montgomery

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37. “Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it’s up to you to know with which ear you’ll listen.” —Ray Bradbury

 

38. “And know that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck

 

39. “Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.’” —Jodi Picoult

 

40. “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.” —Matthew Quick

 

41. “Adversity is like a strong wind. It… tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” —Arthur Golden

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42. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” —Haruki Murakami

 

43. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

 

44. “Be good, be young, be true! Evil is nothing but vanity, let us have the pride of good, and above all let us never despair.” —Alexandre Dumas

 

45. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” —Frank Herbert

 

46. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

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47. “As long as you live, there’s always something waiting; and even if it’s bad, and you know it’s bad, what can you do? You can’t stop living.” —Truman Capote

 

48. “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world.” —S.E. Hinton

 

49. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” —Oscar Wilde

 

50. “None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.” —David Guterson
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