Some of our most loved literary stories not only take us on a storytelling journey but also provide us with some truly inspirational life lessons.
Here are a collection of our favourite quotes from books that we believe can help motivate your day and bring inspiration. Do you have any favourites you’d like to share?
“When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while”
– Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“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
“All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”
– Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
“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’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
—Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.”
—Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.”
—Ayn Rand, Anthem
“Are you ready?’ Klaus asked finally. ‘No,’ Sunny answered. ‘Me neither,’ Violet said, ‘but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.”
—Daniel Handler, The Ersatz Elevator
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