Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Epic Quotes from a Few of Our Beloved Authors

Compiled by: Sam LaRochelle

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Never laugh at live dragons.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“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)

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
~ J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
~J.K. Rowling

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
~ Dr. Suess

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
~ Oscar Wilde (The Happy Prince and Other Stories)

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
~ Stephen Chbosky (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower)

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

“...that fitful strain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
~ Charles Dickens

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
~ Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
~ Charles Dickens

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
~ Charles Dickens

“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

“You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
~ John Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent)

“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”
~ John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”
~ John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
~ John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America)

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