150+ Memorable Quotes from Great Novels & Books

Here below we have curated 150+ Memorable Quotes from Great Novels & Books.

Memorable Quotes from Great Novels & Books

  • There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
  • 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
  • Well-behaved women seldom make history. – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
  • It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – André Gide, Autumn Leaves
  • Who, being loved, is poor? – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
  • Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying. – Stephen King, Different Seasons
  • The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
  • Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are. – Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
  • Most people are nice when you finally see them. – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time. – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
  • When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. – Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
  • It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today. – Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six
  • It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. – Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
  • I don’t want to die without any scars. – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
  • Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. – Veronica Roth, Divergent
  • When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile. – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. – Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
  • I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. – Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
  • Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels. – Tennessee Williams, Conversations with Tennessee Williams
  • It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. – Philip K. Dick, Valis
  • If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something. – Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
  • Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. – Paulo Coelho, Brida
  • If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. – Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
  • To define is to limit. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
  • If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all. – John Green, Paper Towns
  • Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. – Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
  • So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible. – Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  • Above all, don’t lie to yourself. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  • Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  • You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. – Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men
  • We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. – Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
  • It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything. – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
  • Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married
  • It is never too late to be wise. – Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  • Appear weak when you are strong and strong when you are weak. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  • When you want something, the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. – Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
  • Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for. – Joseph Heller, Catch-22
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • 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
  • There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have travelled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination. ― Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
  • And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Its 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
  • He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking. ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. — John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
  • I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am. — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  • 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
  • Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
  • Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. — William Goldman, The Princess Bride
  • Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost. ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • 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
  • Get busy living or get busy dying. — Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption
  • My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. — Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
  • You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live. – Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
  • He stepped down, trying not to look long at her as if she were the sun. Yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking. – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
  • For to have faith is to have wings. – Peter Pan
  • I would always rather be happy than dignified. – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
  • For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: It also depends on what sort of person you are. – C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
  • Of course, it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? – J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Beware for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Loisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
  • Words are life. – The Book Thief
  • You’re the kind of person I wanna be with when I want to be alone. – Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
  • At any rate, that is happiness, to be dissolved into something complete and great. – Willa Cather, My Ántonia
  • Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty. – Frank Herbert, Dune
  • She couldn’t help thinking that the story between them was somehow unfinished; that both of them were waiting to write the ending. – Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me
  • It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. – W.E. Henley, Invictus
  • Youth is a flower of which love is the fruit, happy is he who, after having watched its silent growth, is permitted to call it his own. – Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • If you have good thoughts they will shine out on your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl, The Twist
  • If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden. – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
  • There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally. In a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  • He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. – James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  • Great men are not born great. They grow great. – Mario, The Godfather
  • When you find out you can live without it, go along not thinking about it. – The Jungle Book
  • Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. – Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
  • Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • Don’t spend your time looking around for something you want that can’t be found. – The Jungle Book
  • People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix
  • If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the Universe would turn to a mighty stranger. – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
  • There is a sense in which we are all each other’s consequences. – Wallace Stegner, All the Little Live Things
  • Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way. – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian
  • If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years, as I could in a day. – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  • I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Just remember: If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity. – Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
  • Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. – David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
  • I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
  • Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one allows himself to be tamed. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
  • I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer. – Colette, Chéri
  • It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. – Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
  • We are all fools in love. – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past. – Willa Cather, My Ántonia
  • So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • It is a truth universally that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” — Shelley H., Pride and Prejudice
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. — Mary Ellen R., A Tale of Two Cities
  • The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. – Rob B., The Gunslinger
  • I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody. — Jessica, East of Eden
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. — Mel, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Sometimes you have to keep on stepping. — Mary, The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  • There are few people whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well. — Pauline, Pride and Prejudice
  • All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – JA R, Anna Karenina
  • Heart like shale. What you need is a good fracking. — Anna L, MaddAddam
  • Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. — Betty D, The Princess Bride
  • If you don’t want to know the final thought of a book you’re yet to read, look away now. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • After all, tomorrow is another day. – Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  • The eyes and faces all turned themselves towards me, and guiding myself by them, as by a magical thread, I stepped into the room. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  • Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger. – Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  • The old man was dreaming about the lions. – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper. – Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this. – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • He was soon borne away 
by the waves and lost in darkness and distance. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • I ran with the wind blowing in my face, and a smile as wide as the valley of Panjsher on my lips. I ran. – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
  • Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other. – John Steinbeck, Of Mice And Men
  • 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
  • It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget. – Cormac McCarthy, The Road
  • Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
  • It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason. – Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island
  • No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  • Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life. – P.D. James, The Children of Men
  • No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying. – Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
  • She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her. – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • We need never be ashamed of our tears. – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. – Philip K. Dick, Valis
  • It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you. – Roald Dahl, The Witches

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