20 Beautiful Literary Quotes

Sometimes a simple sentence can leave us breathless through it’s beauty or impact. Writers can change the world with their words and I want to pay tribute to the writers who produced my 20 beautiful literary quotes.  Thank you for inspiring me, moving me and making me smile with your beautiful words.

#1  “Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

#2 “In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

#3   “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

#4    “At the still point, there the dance is.”
T. S. Eliot, “Four Quartets”

#5 “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

#6  “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

#7 “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
Bram Stroker, Dracula

#8  “I have spread my dreams under your feet;  Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”
W. B. Yeats, “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

#9 “For poems are like rainbows; they escape you quickly.”
Langston Hughes, The Big Sea

#10 “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

#11 “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
C.S. Lewis

#12 “There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.”
Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

#13  “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

#14   “Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig. A small one to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly.”
          E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

#15   “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

#16  “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

#17   “Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”
C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

#18    “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

#19   “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

#20   “He went down trying not to look long at her, as though she were the sun, but he saw her, as one sees the sun, without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Which quote is your favourite? Do you have one of your own? Tweet me @Charli_Says and let me know.