At first I thought it was just me who adores quotations from books and respected authors, but after asking some friends I’ve realized that a lot of people share the same feelings. This got me thinking; what is it about books and authors that make these quotations mean more to us than if we heard them from someone in every day life?
When I was talking to friends about this they told me their thoughts. One said that when you come across a profound thought from a book you’re able to insert yourself into the life of the character and see how they can succeed. Those quotations can give us a way to live our lives because we can see how they work…they give us hope.
Another friend told me that they’re meaningful because when it’s written in a book or put into words by an author they’re immortalized forever. You can constantly go back to look at the quotation for reference whenever you need to.
Here are some of the quotations that are the favorites of my friends and myself:
“Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”—Harry Potter
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”—Perks of Being a Wallflower
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”—Dr. Suess
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. It’s understanding the unreasonable.” —Chuck Klostermam
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. “—Dr. Suess
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”—The Great Gatsby
“Your past is just a story and once you realize this it has no power over you.”—Invisible Monsters
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”—Oscar Wilde
“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?”—Invisible Monsters
“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”—Henry David Thoreau
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”—Friedrich Nietzsche
I obviously have plenty of quotations that I hold close to my heart and try to live my life by. Does anyone else have any favorites? Let us know in the comments section!