Quote of the Day: Random Quotes from Literature

Quote of the Day: Random Quotes from Literature

Since I couldn’t find any quotes online from The Tragedy in the Commons, and I didn’t want to physically flip through each page looking for something good, I figured I would just give you random literature quotes I found.

Hope you enjoy.

P.S. Do you have any random literature quotes you like? Let me know in the comments.

Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known. – A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since – on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation I associate you only with the good, and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. – The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. – Count Alarcos: A Tragedy by Benjamin Disraeli

The right time is ANY time that one is still so lucky as to have. – The Ambassadors by Henry James

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Quote of the Day: Mistborn The Final Empire

Quote of the Day: Mistborn The Final Empire

“Belief isn’t simply a thing for fair times and bright days…What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue in it after failure?…Anyone can believe in someone, or something that always succeeds…But failure…ah, now, that is hard to believe in, certainly and truly. Difficult enough to have value. Sometimes we just have to wait long enough…then we find out why exactly it was that we kept believing…There’s always another secret.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I’ve always been very confident in my immaturity.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Belief?”
“Yes,” Sazed said. “Tell me, Mistress. What is it that you believe?”
Vin frowned. “What kind of question is that?”
“The most important kind, I think.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“How do you ‘accidentally’ kill a noble man in his own mansion?”
“With a knife in the chest. Or, rather, a pair of knives in the chest…” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

What? Is that boy crazy?”
“Most young men his age are somewhat crazy, I think,” Sazed said with a smile. “However, this is hardly unexpected. Haven’t you noticed how he stares at you when you enter a room?”
“I thought he was just creepy.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Women? Women are like…thunderstorms. They’re beautiful to look at, and sometimes they’re nice to listen to-but most of the time they’re just plain inconvenient.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I think given the choice between loving Mare – betrayal included – and never knowing her, I’d chose love. I risked, and I lost, but the risk was still worth it.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“That’s kind of what trust is, isn’t it? A willful self-delusion.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Are there any religions on your list that include the slaughter of noblemen as a holy duty?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

“Wake up princess, I’m tired of your useless ideals. It’s gotten pathetic. What good are your happy ideals if you can’t do anything to make them a reality? They’re nothing but dreams, and your dreams don’t stand a chance.”
-Crocodile

“Weakness is a sin.”
-Crocodile

“You might have lived wrongly as a man, or you might have lived wrongly as a woman. In the end, it’s a still a way of human. We may part under the real blue sky, but the Okama Kempo will strive.” 
-Mr. 2

Even in the depths of Hell… blooms a beautiful flower of friendship… leaving its petals as mementos… bobbing back and forth on the waves… may it one day bloom once more…the Okama Way.
-Mr. 2

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Not many quotes from this week’s book, so I’ve thrown in a few other quotes I thought fit the theme. Hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think of them, or throw in a quote of your own.

“For education to happen, people must encounter worthwhile things outside their sphere of interest and brainpower.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“When a journalist in the audience asked if sticking solely to RSS feeds made her miss the “broader picture,” she snapped, “I’m not trying to get a broader picture.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“of writing instruction in both K–12 schools and colleges is a symptom of this cluelessness among professionals. We would not likely see such inconsistency, after all, if any one or two approaches to teaching writing had had any discernible success. To mention just a few examples of this inconsistency, some K–12 teachers (but not all) virtually equate good writing with correct grammar, but when and if those students get to college they are often told that grammar is overrated, if not completely unimportant. In some cases, students encounter these confusingly conflicting attitudes toward grammar side by side both in K–12 and college. In a similarly confusing way, “writing” in K–12 often means creative writing or personal narrative, but in college the term shifts without warning to mean rigorous exposition, analysis, and argument. This shift often comes as a surprise or shock to students—if they become aware of it at all—because neither K–12 schools nor colleges take responsibility for informing students about it, much less explaining and justifying it.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism

“The Digital Age promises to amplify their being—YouTube’s original motto was “Broadcast Yourself”—but, in truth, it only delivers a horde of users with identical devices echoing one another in cyberspace.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, Plough Quarterly No. 15 – Staying Human: The Tech Issue

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

“So many books, so little time.” 
― Frank Zappa

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen,

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
― Mark Twain

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
― Groucho Marx

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” 
― Haruki Murakami

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” 
― Lemony Snicket

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
― John Green

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” 
― Groucho Marx

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
― J.D. Salinger

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” 
― Toni Morrison

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” 
― Mark Twain

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” 
― John Green

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” 
― George R.R. Martin

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” 
― Sylvia Plath

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” 
― Markus Herz

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 
― Charles W. Eliot

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 
― William Styron

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