Inspirational Book Quotes to Lift You Up

"There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time, but if you're feeling a little more unsure than usual, we recommend finding comfort in the words of a good book. Books have the magical ability to take you out of your own life for a while—and every now and again, a break from reality is definitely in order.

Below are some inspirational book quotes to bring you peace, comfort, and maybe even introduce you to your new favorite story.

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"With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?" —Oscar Wilde, De Profundis 

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables 

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” —Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

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inspirational book quote from herman melville's moby dick

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” —Herman Melville, Moby Dick 

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”—Bram Stroker, Dracula 

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don't panic, an inspirational book quote from hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

“Don’t panic.” —Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 

“At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.” —Willa Cather, My Ántonia 

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck, East of Eden 

an inspirational book quote from possession by a.s. byatt

“Think of this—that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.” —A.S. Byatt, Possession 

“"It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it." —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” —Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men 

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