Top Ten Best-Ever Book Quotes

By Alexa Matthews

There’s nothing we love more than reading—well, except for maybe writing! We’ve rounded up our top ten favorite book quotes, so get prepared to be inspired….

1. The Twits by Roald Dahl

Quotes 1

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

quotes 2

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

quotes 3

“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everyone else! It sounds egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.”

4. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

quotes 4

“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”

5. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

quotes 5

“You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.”

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

quotes 6

“So, this is my life. And I am both happy and sad, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

7. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

quotes 7

“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”

8. Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

quotes 8

“So, be sure where you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act! And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)”

9. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

quotes 9

“Fairy tales are more than true: Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

10. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

quotes 10

“I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe the best does.”

What’s your favorite book quote? Share it in the comments below!

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