The 22 Best Book Quotes and the Books They Come From

Here are 22 memorable book quotes along with the books they come from:

  1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
    • From “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
  2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
    • From “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
  3. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
    • Often attributed to Dr. Seuss
  4. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
    • From “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    • From “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
  6. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    • Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    • From “Autumn Leaves” by André Gide
  8. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    • Attributed to Edmund Burke
  9. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    • From “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
    • From “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  11. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”
    • From “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  12. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
    • From “The Collected Poems of Robert Frost” by Robert Frost
  13. “Do I dare disturb the universe?”
    • From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
  14. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    • From “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling
  15. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
    • From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address
  16. “To kill a mockingbird, it’s a sin.”
    • From “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  17. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
    • From “The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West” by Edward Abbey
  18. “To be or not to be, that is the question.”
    • From “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare
  19. “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    • Attributed to Socrates
  20. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
    • From “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  21. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
    • From “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie
  22. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    • Attributed to Socrates

These quotes capture wisdom, inspiration, and timeless truths from a variety of literary works. They remind us of the power of words to convey profound ideas and emotions.

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