Our Top Ten Literature Quotes

1.       “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part” – ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louise de Bernieres

 2.       “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

 3.       “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting” – ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie

 4.       “What’s in a name? That with we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet” – ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare

 5.       “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ from Aesop’s Fables

 6.       “Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin” – ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ by Ian Fleming

 7.       “I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything anymore, teach me others. Or let me be silent” – ‘Endgame’ by Samuel Beckett

 8.       “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Moore

 9.       “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair” – ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens

10.   “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” – ‘The Fellowship of The Ring’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

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