8 Amazing Book Quotes That Will Make You Pick Up a Book

8 Amazing Book Quotes That Will Make You Pick Up a Book

Are you someone who loves to read but not so much that you want to plow through dozens of books at once? Then these quotes are perfect for you! These quotes are all from one book each, making it easier to read multiple books over the course of your reading life without feeling overwhelmed. From funny book quotes to more serious book quotes, this list of 22 book quotes will have you falling in love with your next read in no time!

So Here Are My Favorite Quotes From Books…

I never read a book before reviewing it, said Oprah. I get the sense of what they’re about, and I find it changes my perspective. ~~~But what’s the point of reading a book if you know how it ends? he says, his head still bent to look for scuff marks on his shoes. What is the fun in that? ~~~Tell me about a book that was hard to read. ~~~Would you like to hear more about your father? I say cautiously. He doesn’t answer and I think that this time he must have fallen asleep. But then he speaks without looking up. Wuthering Heights. ~~~So here are my favorite quotes from books (seven sentences).

1) You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Sometimes, getting in touch with your inner adventurer will require you to get away from all of the negative thoughts that plague your brain. One great way to do this is by reading some of the best book quotes that inspire adventurous spirits:

– ‘You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.’ – Winston Churchill

– ‘If you want a thing done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.’ – Bob Dylan

– ‘There is no passion like the passion for knowledge, and those who pursue it live life as if every day were their last.’ – Stephen Hawking

– It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

2) We accept the love we think we deserve.

We accept the love we think we deserve.-The Perks of Being a Wallflower

There are many great quotes in books, but perhaps no quote sums up so much about humanity as well as

In Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie writes about love and

3) The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. — Martin Luther King Jr. from Letter from Birmingham Jail

4) Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

5) A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.

That’s not what ships are built for. I could cite a thousand quotes about books, writing, and reading that would be more articulate than the one I just mentioned. But there is something so powerful about this little pearl from Ernest Hemingway that it demands a closer look.

6) When life knocks you down, hug your knees into your chest so no one can see you cry.

When life knocks you down, hug your knees into your chest so no one can see you cry. This is an excellent quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince. When the author says to hug your knees into your chest, he means to go inward, and isolate yourself. People often take this as meaning to curl up in a ball, which I suppose would work too. But if you look at the illustration of the boy with his head down and hands around his legs in the story, it’s clear that this doesn’t mean hiding yourself away completely. Nobody will see you simply means no one will see how upset you are because they’ll be concentrating on their own lives.

7) That’s what friendship is, when it gets tough, being there. It’s just as simple as that. Just being there…that’s all I ask.

One of the best parts about reading a book is discovering an amazing quote. These quotes touch on a variety of topics, and I hope they can offer new insights to readers who are not sure where to turn.

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