23 Of The Most Beautiful Lines From Literature

Most Beautiful Lines From Literature

15.The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”

—Arthur Golden, Memoirs Of A Geisha


16.Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

— J. D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye


17.Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”

– Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank


23 Of The Most Beautiful Lines From Literature
23 Of The Most Beautiful Lines From Literature

18.“There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

– John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

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19.Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close


20.I don’t have any problem understanding why people flunk out of college or quit their jobs or cheat on each other or break the law or spray-paint walls. A little bit outside of things is where some people feel each other. We do it to replace the frame of family. We do it to erase and remake our origins in their own images. To say, I too was here.”

– Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology Of Water


21.If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”

– Factotum, Charles Bukowksi


22.Writers don’t make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don’t work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck’s book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man’s stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar. We are worth so much more.”

– Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller


23.I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.” – Five Quarters Of The Orange, Joanne Harris


Do you know ow of any more beautiful lines from literature? Leave a comment below. Written by Koty Neelis. Read more of her blogs here at Thought Catalog This article was originally published on Thought Catalog, View original article here.

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