Whenever I read a book I always find myself highlighting some line or statement that made a huge impact on my reading that I didn’t want to forget. Simply, because it is important to understand the underlying motivation behind a writer’s thought processes and the points they try to emphasize as I read. These quotes will literally cause you to pause or even stop you dead in your tracks to where you find yourself meditating on that particular thought or saying “wow! that’s the same thing I was thinking.” So with this ideology in mind, I wanted to introduce you to my ten choices of some of the most powerful literary quotes that I think will be impressionable to you…

1. Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Author: Truman Capote
Year: 1958
“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”

2. Revolutionary Road

Author: Richard Yates
Year: 1961
“No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying.”

3. Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens
Year: 1890
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

4. The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Year: 1850
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

5. The Children Of Men

Author: P.D. James
Year: 1992
“We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.”

6. Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Year: 1851
“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

7. Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot
Year: 1874
“We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say, “Oh, nothing!” Pride helps; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our hurts— not to hurt others.”

8. Snow Falling On Cedars

Author: David Guterson
Year: 1994
“None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.”

9. The Sound And The Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Year: 1929
“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”

The Good Soldier

Author: Ford Madox Ford
Year: 1915
“Why can’t people have what they want? The things were all there to content everybody; yet everybody has the wrong thing.”

And always remember…“Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.” Paul Simon

If there is something missing from this list that you like please don’t hesitate to put it in our Comments Section. And as always, thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace!

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