Classic Literature Quotes from Great Books

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Classic Literature Quotes 267x400Books enlighten us; books inspire us. But what about books that suck? What do you do when you’re drowning in the mediocrity of a book that’s just not hitting home? Renew your passion by indulging in some of the greatest literature quotes of all time.

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of literature quotes that will awaken your book-loving heart again.

Even if you aren’t stuck in a reading rut, you will find yourself floating on cloud nine after reading just a few of these babies.

With no further adieu, we hope you enjoy these classic quotes!

Top 10 Classic Literature Quotes

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Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.


How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.


“One learns peoples through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.”

Mark Twain

We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.

Kingsley Shacklebolt, The Deathly Hallows

“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

Albus Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince

Adults are just outdated children.

Dr. Seuss

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

Dr. Seuss

Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely?

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

Calvin and Hobbs

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.

C.S. Lewis

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