Book Quotes

Here is a bunch of quotes from books that I have read:

Love is like the Wind, you cannot see it but you can always feel it~A walk to remember(movie)

The problem isn’t finding out where you’re going to go-it’s figuring out what you’re going to do when you get there~A Walk to Remember(Movie)

Lack of potatoes leaves a person’s stomach growling, but absence of beauty hardens the soul~The Distant Hours-Kate Morton

Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught~The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas

In life, our greatest preoccupation is death; is it not, then, curious to study the different ways by which the soul and body can part, and how according to their different characters, temperaments, and even the different customs of their countries, individuals bear the transition from life to death, from existence to annihilation?  As for myself, I can assure you f one thing, the more men you see die, the easier it becomes to die; and in my opinion, death may be a torture, but it is not an expiation~The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas

You said you were a fairy Princess

You said you were a shooting star

You said we’d go to Bora Bora

Now look at where the fuck we are~A Visit from the Goon Squad-Jennifer Egan

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another nothing more.  He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness~The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas

All human wisdom is contained in these two words:wait and hope-The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas

Welcome to my house.  Come freely.  Go safely.  And leave something of the happiness you bring~Dracula-Bram Stoker

No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and how dear to his heart and eye the morning can be~Dracula-Bram Stoker

For life be , after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else then what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on~Dracula-Bram Stoker

“‘Animals don’t behave like men'” he said.  “If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill.  But they don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures lives and hurting them.  They have have dignity and animality”~Watership Down-Richard Adams

“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!”~Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte

Were I a painter, able to preserve a day of my life in oils and light, this is the picture I would paint: three thoughtful girls with a broken plate.  Each piece telling part pf a story~The Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister-Gregory Maguire

Cats lie in the sun, dogs lie in the shade, and I lie whenever and wherever I can get away with it.~Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister-Gregory Maguire

It’s the endlessly thinking about yourself that causes such heart shame.~Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister-Gregory Maguire

Maybe when I die my soul will fly to meet God, but when that time comes I won’t have the use of clever hands nor the burden of an ugly face: hands and face will be planted like bulbs in the soil, while only the spirit emerges elsewhere.~Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister-Gregory Maguire

The heart breaks when, after having been elated by flattering hopes, it sees all these illusions destroyed~The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas

This life is filled with threats and danger.  We face those we have to face, and there will be times when we must make the choice to act for a greater good, even at risk to ourselves, but we do not lay down our lives needlessly.  Each of us only has one life to live, and one life to give.  There is no glory in throwing it away where there is no hope.~The Book of Lost Things-John Connolly

As a child you only saw things in black and white, good and bad, what gave you pleasure and what brought you pain.  Now you see everything in shades of grey.~The Book of Lost Things-John Connolly

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.  Of course, we have our moments of depression, but there are other moments too, when time, unmeasured by clock, runs on into eternity and, catching his smile, I know we are together, we march in unison, no clash of thought or of opinion makes a barrier between us.~Rebecca-Daphne Du Maurier

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