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A quotation from a book can sometimes inadvertently inspire and motivate us. My favorite quote comes from Sylvia Plath’s book The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, which had a huge impact on my writing career. One of the book’s quotes that moved me was “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” You need to set aside the critical half of your brain when you are creating; it helps you come up with things you hadn’t imagined you were capable of.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
What J.K. Rowling’s strong quote signifies is that power cannot define us. We may be capable of hurting someone, robbing a bank, or even starting a nuclear war. But only when we choose to wield our power for causing harm do we become evil.
The quote forces us to see that we live our lives based on conscious choices, including whether or not to let our instincts mislead us. We have the option of living our lives as socially responsible humans or devolving into anarchy. It is up to us to decide if we should follow rules or break them. We have the ability to choose between what we believe is right and wrong. For, in the end, our choices dictate who we are; they determine what we do with our abilities.
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
We’ve all felt paralyzed by our problems at one point or another. When you’re going through a lot, it’s easy to lose sight of all the good things in life and spiral into sadness. But giving up does not lead to anything good.
The quote here by Victor Hugo is about hope; to remind ourselves that the sun will rise again tomorrow, no matter how dark tonight is. You must persevere through, like the embers that persist even though the flame appears to have faded out.
Little Women by May Alcott
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Storms teach sailors how to better navigate a ship. Similarly, every problem you face should be seen as a chance to learn, grow, and acquire new talents. Life is full of storms, and how you respond to the situations in your life will determine where you wind up in the end.
Sure, it will be difficult to look at a challenge and think of it as an opportunity. But if you work your way through it one step at a time, things will become much easier.
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
This quote from Virginia Woolf is a gentle reminder to accept and love yourself. There’s a lot of noise out there that makes us want to look for issues in our bodies, personalities, or behaviors and fix them. And we jump the gun to do the damage control all by ourselves without really thinking things through.
There’s no need to hurry; instead, go cautiously and at your leisure. It is not necessary to enter a race under the guise of someone else. All you have to do is keep believing in yourself and know that you’re doing your best to grow and learn.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
Through this quote, Coelho encourages readers to overcome their fear of failure for the sake of their dreams. Working towards your goals might be difficult at times. You may not always win at everything. But that does not mean life is hopeless.
For some people, the dread of failure is so severe that they may not even attempt to fulfill their dream. While other people need this fear because it motivates them to prepare more thoroughly before attempting anything new. All that’s needed is a change in perspective, which is exactly what Paulo tries to bring about with his book quote.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
Not all those who wander are lost.
Tolkien wrote this travel quote in his famous trilogy-‘The Lord Of The Rings.’ On the surface, the quote seems to imply that even if you stray to an unknown path, it doesn’t mean you’re lost.
But when you go deeper, you understand what it truly means-if you ever want to switch paths in your life, you should do it without fear. Sure, you’re going to have to take some risks. But you may also find something on this new road that will transform your life. After all, it’s more about the journey than the destination.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.
Even though we may be born into adverse circumstances, we can choose how we see and cope with the situation and create something out of the life that’s been given to us. Who we become when we grow up should not be determined by our past experiences.
There are many reasons why we are who we are. And it’s possible that we’ll never know most of them. But even though we don’t have control over where we come from, we can control where we go from there. And we should choose to take the high road every opportunity we get.
- A book quote acts just like an affirmation and can positively affect your mind and behavior if you read it often.
- Consider the aesthetic quotes from books when you’ve finished reading them. Consider how you can apply the lesson to your own life.
- Make an effort to read the words between the lines; look for a deeper meaning. If you read book quotes this way, you will gain a better knowledge of some of the glaring facts of life and gain insights that will assist you in your daily life.
- These motivational quotes for student success will help you get a new perspective.
Q. Which book is best for quotes?
- The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles.
- Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature, edited by John Bartlett.
- The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations, edited by JM and MJ Cohen.
Q. How do you go about reading motivational book quotes?
Repeat the quote a couple of times. If the quote strikes a chord with you, read it every day, not just once, but several times. It’s a good idea to duplicate or print it and keep it somewhere you’ll see it frequently.
Q. Where is the best place to find famous book quotes?
There are several specialist websites dedicated to researching quotes. But keep in mind that many of these websites do not include a link to the source. These internet sources can be used as a starting point for locating a quote, but the source should still be found and verified.
- Furman University Mathematical Quotations Server
- The Phrase Finder
- Wikiquote: List of Common Misquotations
- Wiktionary: English Proverbs
- Wiktionary: Proverbs by Language