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CHARLES DICKENS, A TALE OF TWO CITIES

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

CHARLES DICKENS, A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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From a stunning first sentence to a perfect string of dialogue, there are certain parts of books that feel particularly memorable. And whether they make us laugh, cry, or simply reflect, these quotable lines have a habit of sticking with us long after we turn the final page. Read on my favorite book quotes we won’t ever forget.

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TONI MORRISON, BELOVED

Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.

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SYLVIA PLATH, THE BELL JAR

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.

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MARGERY WILLIAMS, VELVETEEN RABBIT

Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, THE GREAT GATSBY

And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE TWO TOWERS

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

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MARY SHELLEY, FRANKENSTEIN

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

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 ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, THE LITTLE PRINCE

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË, JANE EYRE

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.

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HARPER LEE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.

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JOHN STEINBECK, EAST OF EDEN

A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well — or ill?

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JOHN GREEN, LOOKING FOR ALASKA

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HAMLET

This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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STEPHEN CHBOSKY, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

We accept the love we think we deserve.

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E.B. WHITE, CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.

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GEORGE ORWELL, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

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EMILY BRONTË, WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

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