Favorite Quotes from Books

Need help choosing a book for Summer Reading? There are many ways you can narrow down your choices, and one is to look at quotes from the book. Here are some lines that will stay with you long after you've finished the last page.

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."

Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade

"...I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."

The Fault in Our Stars

"Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever."

All the Light We Cannot See

"Get busy living, or get busy dying."

Different Seasons

"The measure of a man is what he does when he has power."

Red Rising

"I can’t go on. I’ll go on." 

When Breath Becomes Air

"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

The Diary of A Young Girl

"I don't want to die without any scars."

Fight Club

"What fresh hell is this?"

Jane Eyre

“Oh, monsters are scared," said Lettie. "That's why they're monsters.”

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

"...if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge?"

Gone Girl

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”

Between the World and Me

“I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.” 


“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.” 


“Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.” 

The Handmaid's Tale

“The wicked flee when none pursueth.”

True Grit