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My thoughts on: best book quotes

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a cozy and healthy morning during one of these cold December days! Today, I decided to share my thoughts on some of my favourite and best (in my opinion!) book quotes. Do you also get this amazing feeling when you stumble upon a book quote that resonates with you so much that it literally leaves you in awe, you have to re-read it at least 5 times, and you hope you’ll never forget it now? Everyone has got a couple of their absolute favourites and I think it’s really interesting to share them between other bookworms and blogging friends as they can say a lot about who we are as people! Do you want to know some of my favourites? 🙂

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My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

This one is probably my all-time favourite book quote. I’m a big fan of Cloud Atlas and this quote appeared at the very end of the book. If you’ve read Cloud Atlas, you know how well it fits the story, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful on its own as well.


And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Another one from my all-time favourites. The Little Prince is just such a beautiful and wise book that you cannot not fall in love with it. It’s packed with sayings like this one, but I obviously can’t quote the whole book here! 😉


In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

When referring to The Great Gatsby, people usually don’t put the above quote as the most memorable or best one in the book. I personally think that it’s one of the best opening lines I’ve read so far, and there is also something very magical and true about it.


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

The second best opening line I’ve read so far! Pride and Prejudice is such a classic that it can be quoted in almost every situation. I also think that, even though times have changed now, it’s still terrifyingly accurate…


Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.

James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

In this case, I much much prefer the film version of the book than the book itself. Nevertheless, it has got some really nice and powerful quotes in it, and this one is my favourite. Isn’t it a simple yet beautiful statement?


What are your favourite books quotes? Do you also love beautiful opening lines as much as I do? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

3 thoughts on “My thoughts on: best book quotes

  1. Great selection! There are so many quotes from Gatsby, but yours is an excellent choice. My favourite is from Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert – “Human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we long to move the stars to pity.”

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