Life is hard. Books are our escape from everyday life. They give us hope and breathe life back into our souls. These inspirational book quotes are proof that books are powerful and can make a difference in our lives.
Here are 12 inspirational book quotes to pick you up and give you the push you need today.
There’s some good in this world and it’s worth fighting for. -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. –André Gide, Autumn Leaves
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. –J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. –Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
Not all those who wander are lost. –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something. –Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. –Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for. –Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. -Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
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I’d nominate another Tolkien line (Return of the King, ch. V.5):
“Forth now, and fear no darkness!”
There are a lot of great quotes in Tolkien’s writing. He’s a tremendous influence to a lot of writers, including myself.