The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Inspiring Quotes From Your Favorite Books

Books have the power to do many things: inspire you, take you to different places, change your life, etc. Anyone who’s ever read a book has pulled one of their favorite quotes from one at some point or another regardless of whether it’s a young adult book, historical biography, or even a children’s story. Either way, inspirational quotes are all around us. We went ahead and compiled a list of 25 famous quotes from books ranging from classics, all the way to modern day novels.

 

1.“The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.” –Pittacus Lore (The Power of Six)

 

2. “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.” -Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale)

 

3. “Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.” –Veronica Roth (Divergent)

 

4. “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.” –Dan Brown (Digital Fortress)

 

5.  “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” -Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)

 

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” –Haruki Murakami (What I Talk About When I Talk About Running)

 

7. “Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best. Wherever you go, you will top the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” –Dr. Seuss (Oh! The Places You’ll Go)

 

8. “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.” -Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

 

9. “Beautiful means ‘full of beauty’. Beautiful is not about how you look on the outside, beautiful is about what you’re made of. Beautiful people spend time discovering what their idea of beauty on this earth is. They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day.” –Glennon Doyle Melton (Love Warrior)

 

10. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” –Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

 

11. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” -J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

 

12. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

 

13. “His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do – the best ones. The ones who rise up and say “I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.” Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.” -Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)

 

14. “You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day.” –M.L. Stedman (The Light Between Oceans)

 

15. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” -J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

 

16. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

 

17. “I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name, you must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” –C.S. Lewis (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia)

 

18. “I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

 

19. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” -Stephen King (Different Seasons)

 

20. “We can experience nothing but the present moment, live no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.” -P.D. James (The Children of Men)

 

21. “I was trying to feel some kind of good-bye. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t you feel worse.” –J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

 

22. “Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I’ve a right to be hurt, I don’t intend to show it.” –Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

 

23. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” -Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)

 

24. “Although there are times I’d give anything to have her back, I’m glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn’t have wanted her to go through that.” –Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants)

 

25. “The worst part of holding memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” –Lois Lowry (The Giver)