I Like to Find Quotes In Books

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    Al

      THE CLASSICAL scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered Einstein sitting in the quadrangle of Christ Church, Oxford. The exiled scientist was deep in thought, with a serene and cheerful expression on his face. Murray asked him what he was thinking about. "I am...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 19, 2010

    Leon Bloy wrote in his diaries

    that when we die, the only thing we take with us are the tears we shed, and the tears we made others shed. His life was really tough, most of his years he was in deep trouble due to his financial problems, and the sadness to see Catholic faith in decline. Maybe that's why he...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 3

    "I did not want passion,

    I did not want pleasure. Perhaps I didn’t even want proof. And I did not want words, small talk, big talk, bike talk, book talk, any of it. Just the sun, the grass, the occasional sea breeze, and the smell of his body fresh from his chest, from his neck and his armpits. Just...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness
    31-35, M
    Sep 22, 2014

    Dante

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis Dante Alighieri Heaven wheels above you displaying to you her eternal glories and still your eyes are on the ground
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2010
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    May 25, 2014

    Dont Quit

      When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2010

    "I never wish to be parted from you from this

    day on." - Pride and Prejudice
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    "Once was memorable, twice would have been

    indelible" Stephen King 11.22.63 Sometimes something written in a story just stays with you. In the book this quote comes at a dance and explains why the guy and the girl only dance once. Although, he admits that for him, she was already indelible after just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 12, 2015

    "I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times,

    but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for, is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one's very being and yet to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 9

    Tones Of Great Quotes

    Books are inexhaustible source of quotes. Quotes from books covers so many topics like art,nature,life,relationships,virtues,humor,politics etc...The best nuggets of wisdom are short and have an obvious point.I have a very cute little book and I write a lot of quotes from books...
    natdj88 natdj88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2010

    My Favourite Quotes From Great Books

    'The cold water embraced him like no woman ever could' from to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee'not once did he ever feel remorse for ending the life ofthe man who ruined his' from A Brave New Squad by Connor Fitzgerald'i see the boy i once knew in the man before me' from Robin...
    collegeprofesser collegeprofesser
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2012

    It took you walking away to make me realize

    that a dream doesn't change even if you can't have it. It just waits. :-)
    shortandfat shortandfat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2014
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Aug 10, 2014

    Decisions...

    Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws
    36-40, F
    Dec 4, 2012

    The book that I have highlighted the most is

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Tonight for some reason I felt like reading the things I have highlighted in that book, and while I was reading I noticed a corner of a page was folded down. The highlighted stuff on the page said "I try to remind myself when I feel great like...
    tarara0414 tarara0414
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2014

    Life

    “Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner.” ― Jodi Picoult...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 19, 2013

    Warriors has the best quotes.

    They work more if you switch out cat with people but ye
    tipsyGnostalic tipsyGnostalic
    13-15, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2010

    Recommendation, By Thich Nhat Hanh

      Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me: Even as they strike you down with a mountain of hatred and violence; even as they step on you and crush you like a worm, even as they dismember and...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 20, 2010

    The wise man doubteth often

    and changes his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not, he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    That’s the thing about people

    who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too. - The kite runner.
    bluesgem bluesgem
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9

    Believe

    "Whatever you are", he said, " male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it. The flame...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2013

    When we scream it is only in the world of our

    own dreams, and I have never been sure who hears. This quote is from the sci-fi novel, Reached by Ally Condie
    precautionarymeasure precautionarymeasure
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    We...

          ...still live in a violent world!,  see it, open your doors its there. ...are the most dependent , independent people (U.S.) !!! ...still ask for the truth (i dislike cliche)  we know the truth,or are we just stupid? ...dont want...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 16, 2010

    'The reason death sticks

    so closely to life is not biological necessity - it is envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.' - Yann Martel - 'Life of Pi'
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings
    22-25, F
    Apr 1, 2014

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    SpaceOddity00 SpaceOddity00
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    I have a kindle and a paperwhite and I still go back to my books. the feeling of the paper and the smell. I'll always go back to the books.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
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    I read all Sarah Dessen's books from 12-15. Not because I related to the teenage girl protagonists but because their troubled lives were not troubled at all lol. It was a nice...
    yasmine98 yasmine98
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    Ahh, the smell of age and time itself; it makes you feel like holding old books like that with a degree of reverence.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    Apr 19
    When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid...
    capitangarfio1975 capitangarfio1975
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    "Never let someone with the significance of a speed bump become a roadblock in your life."
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    Happiness is... Returning from the bookstore with a bunch of great new books.
    SpaceOddity00 SpaceOddity00
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    By the time you are done with a narcissistic person you will find that all along while you were unaware of their true nature they were destroying you as much as possible from...
    butterflyskye butterflyskye
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Funny huh? I like reading quotes about love, but I have no clue what love even feels like. Let me guess, the inability to feel love counts as a disorder too? It wouldn't surprise...
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    "Loving too hard is one of my biggest weaknesses. I find myself constantly putting in more than I ever get and probably ever will get. Heartbreak is my best friend, we go way back...
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Person I dislike: *breathes* Me: Oh my f****** goodness!
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    "Eat her like you need her. **** her like you haven't seen her in months." - Me
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    Books: One of the easiest things to pick up & possibly the hardest things to put down.
    SpaceOddity00 SpaceOddity00
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    "I'm pretty sure there's more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what it that is." Derek Zoolander/Ben Stiller/Zoolander
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 15
    "Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being President of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world." Henry Hill/Ray...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 15
    "Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." John Keating/Robin Williams/Dead Poets Society
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "But then I realized maybe that's what Hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in ******* Bruges. And I really hoped I wouldn't die." Ray/Colin Farrell/In Bruges
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "All those moments will be lost in time...like tears in the rain." Roy Batty/Rutger Hauer/Bladerunner
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "Gentlemen you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." President Merkin Muffley/Peter Sellers/Dr. Strangelove
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "I am big it's the pictures that got small." Norman Desmond/Gloria Swanson/Sunset Blvd
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "I don't steal from anyone who can't afford it, and I don't hurt anyone who doesn't deserve it." Parker/Jason Statham/Parker
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 15
    "By the powers vested in me, I know pronounce you man and knife." Lee Christmas/Jason Statham/The Expendables
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others" -Walk To Remember
    Daddysgirllll Daddysgirllll
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    "Careful as mice at a crossroad." Eliot Ness/Kevin Costner/The Untouchables
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    "You're a disease, and I'm the cure." Marion Cobretti/Sylvester Stallone/ Cobra
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    "I don't deal with pyscho's. I put 'em away." Marion Cobretti/Sylvester Stallone/Cobra
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    "Definitely an anti-social type." Oddball/Donald Sutherland/Kelly's Hero's
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    "Always with the negative waves Moriarty. Always with the negative waves." Oddball/Donald Sutherland/Kelly's Hero's
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    No sound in this world can b more louder then silence..If they can understand your silence, they can never misunderstand your words..
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 14
    Has anyone read Ellen Hopkins rumble or traffick? I'm thinking about getting them but I've seen a few bad reviews about rumble. I do have an read all of her other books.
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Your emotions can alter your dreams. Dreaming of someone, reflects either the happiness or pain they've caused you to feel.
    iamsal iamsal
    13-15, F
    Apr 12
    "It’s the ones you love the most who can lift you in an instant, and destroy you without trying.”
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    I love books although I can't keep up with reading them... I just found a book at the dollar store that selling for $19. I feel like I made the best deal for the year. I didn't...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Goodreads is a great site for book lovers. If you don't know it already, I highly recommend it. Its a great way to find books and keep track of what you read.
    dasanitr dasanitr
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
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