The 40 Best Book Quotes

Today, I have decided to write a about the best book quotes that I found in books I have read. I am a big fan of quotes and often collect them in my little pocket notebook.

These are the quotes from books that often made me think, often reaching the deeper spaces within me.

Sometimes, I scroll through these book quotes to take a glimpse at the old friends that I made among these books.

Here’s a list of best book quotes that I love:

  1. There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. – J.R.R Tolkien
  2. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t than by the ones you did do. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  3. Well-behaved women seldom make history. – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  4. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – Andre Gide
  5. Who, being loved, is poor? – Oscar Wilde
  6. Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. – J.K. Rowling
  7. Get busy living or get busy dying. – Stephen King
  8. The Goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Mitchell
  10. That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. – Jhumpa Lahri
  11. Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
  12. The two powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  13. Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past. – Willa Cather
  14. Dont’e ever tell anybody anyting. If you do, you start missing everybody. – J.D. Salinger
  15. There is always somethign left to love. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  16. Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  18. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. – Haruki Murakami
  19. For you, a thousand times over. – Khaled Hosseini
  20. Sometimes the memory of happiness cannot stay true because it ended unhappily. – Bernhard Schlink
  21. Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up. – Randy Pausch
  22. Death ends a life, not a relationship. – Mitch Albom
  23. I am haunted by humans. – Markus Zusak
  24. She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. – Michael Ondaatje
  25. From this point on, she whispered, we will either find or lose our souls. – Michael Ondaatje 
  26. You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptotic toward which you are ceaselessly striving. Paul Kalanithi
  27. Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically. – Ken Follet 
  28. She wanted to say ‘I love you like a thunderstorm, like a lion, like a helpless rage’… – Ken Follet 
  29. You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  30. Don’t let the bastards grind you down. – Margaret Atwood 
  31. Gender is one of the biggest lies of our civilization. – Bernardine Evaristo
  32. Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. – Thomas Keneally 
  33. Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – J.K. Rowling
  34. Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. – Stephen King
  35. If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy
  36. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. – Harper Lee
  37. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. – Margaret Mitchell 
  38. We may be small, and we may be young, but we will shake the world for our beliefs. – Samantha Shannon
  39. I do not sleep because I am not only afraid of the monsters at my door, but also of the monsters my own mind can conjure. – Samantha Shannon
  40. Everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez