I was never an English major. I can’t discuss Sylvia Path or Kafka at length. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen book and I’ve been told (by lit
snobs majors) that this makes me basic. *Kanye shrug* I love books!! I have fictional crushes on literary characters. I have a Kindle, but I love and use my library card like I’m trying to earn frequent flyer miles. I refuse to see a movie unless I’ve read the novel it’s based on first Basically this is me:
Back in undergrad, I started writing down some of my favorite quotes or passages from literature. I now have a few notebooks of these fantastic book quotes and I wanted to share a few with you all (with some of my commentary 🙂 ).
Memorable Book Quotes
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
“’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.’” —E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
I couldn’t pick just one quote from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
Sorry, not sorry.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”
― Maya Angelou,
I love John Green. Sue me.
“You can love someone so much… But you can never love someone as much as you miss them.”— John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines.
She was beautiful, for the way she thought.
She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved.
She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad.
No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks.
She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I’m always looking for new reads. What are some of your favorite passages or quotes from books? Leave a comment below.