November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
Just a friendly warning, this list is J.K. Rowling heavy: I rarely remember to write down inspirational or interesting quotes, so unless I am reading on my Kindle (when I can highlight at will) or I am reading a book that I know I’ll take some life lessons away from, I generally don’t read with a pen and paper handy. Hence this list is comprised of books I either read digitally or books written by the woman with a way with words!
1. “We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” (Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling)
2. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky)
3. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling)
4. “I don’t think meaning is something that can be explained. You have to understand it on your own.” (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn)
5. “In life it is often the tiny details that end up being the most important.” (A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket)
6. “You could find beauty nearly anywhere if you stopped to look for it.” (Career of Evil by J.K. Rowling)
7. “People live, and then they die, and as long as they do both things properly, there’s nothing much to regret.” (Tripwire by Lee Child)
8. “Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there.” (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky)
9. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you failed by default.” (Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling)
10. “Curiosity is not a sin,” he said. “But we should exercise caution with our curiousity.” (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling)
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