15 Book Quotes to Inspire you This Month

Life lessons from your literary faves!
by Melanie Santiago   |  Oct 25, 2015
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 1  You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say —The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Your heart's desires are like aches that won't go away; you must affirm them no matter how scary or daring they might seem.

 2  I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity —Insurgent by Veronica Roth
We all need a good cry once in a while, to feel lighter and less burdened.

 3  I have a feeling that once you live through something like this, you become a little bit invincible —If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Imagine succeeding a level in a game where you gain armour or points, instead in real life, after going through a tough time, you gain wisdom and maturity.

 4  The right thing and easy thing are never the same —Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The right thing to do can take up more time and even sacrifice, it’s harder to do but worth it.


 5  Keep only things that speak to your heart —The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Great tip for organizing and removing clutter from your life: only keep things close to our heart.

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 7  The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared —The Giver by Lois Lowry
It's no good keeping things bottled up inside, spread the joy and share happy memories or sad ones with friends and family that can help you get through a hard time.

 8  Enjoy it because it’s happening —The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Take in the present, let every moment be a reminder of the good that surrounds you.  

 9  At some point, you just pull off the band-aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved —Looking for Alaska by John Green
Take the courage to face your problems and always remember that any bad thing will also pass.


 10  He who leaps for the sky may fall, it’s true, but he may also fly —Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Fear and worry are often culprits that stop you from going after what you want, but you’ll never know until you try.

 11  Bravery hides in amazing places —The One by Keira Cass
Especially in you, don’t forget that Candy Girl!

 12  Do not accept an evil you can change —We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Stand up for what is right, whether big or small; do not underestimate your power to change something.

 13  In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you —Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
There are life lessons that you’ll have to figure out on your own and making mistakes will be part of them. Stand up wiser for every fall.

 14  Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? —Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery
Tomorrow is always a fresh start to correct yesterday’s mistakes so don’t feel dragged down by what happened today.


 15  She was a girl with a mountain to climb. —The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Great things are in store for you, just you put your heart and mind to it and you’ll achieve big things.

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