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The best Book Quotes
Book Quote by Jane Austen from Sinn und Sinnlichkeit

If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.

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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from One Hundred Years of Solitude

There is always something left to love.

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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from One Hundred Years of Solitude

It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from One Hundred Years of Solitude

They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.

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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You

The only thing crueler than a cage so
small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so
large that a bird thinks it can fly.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You

The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You

Work in a bookstore and learn that most people in this world feel guilty about being who they are.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You

I don't say anything. I know the power of silence. I remember my dad saying nothing and I remember his silences more vividly than I remember the things he said.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You

Happiness is believing that you're gonna be happy. It's hope.

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Book Quote by Caroline Kepnes from You - Hidden Bodies - Ich werde dich finden

It is possible to know people. They show you who they are. You just have to be looking.

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Book Quote by John Green from Looking for Alaska

Because you simply cannot draw these things out for ever. At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

Love wasn't possible without a self, and nor was thinking.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

As Schopenhauer said about free will, you can choose whatever you desire, but you're not free to choose your desires.

Decisions
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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure. Millions living in poverty when there's enough to go around. We degrade the biosphere when we know it's our only home. We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead. We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species. And all the rest – genocide, torture, enslavement, domestic murder, child abuse, school shootings, rape and scores of daily outrages. We live alongside this torment and aren't amazed when we still find happiness, even love. Artificial minds are not so well defended.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

Factory settings - a contemporary synonym for fate.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

From a certain point of view, the only solution to suffering would be the complete extinction of humankind.

Artificial Intelligence
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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

A man newly in love knows what life is.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Machines Like Me

Natürlich kommt es immer auf die Wahrheit an. Was wollt ihr denn für eine Welt? Eine, in der Rache herrscht oder Recht? Die Wahl ist einfach.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Enduring Love

When it's gone, you'll know what a gift love was. You'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Enduring Love

No emergency was ever dealt with effectively by democratic process.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Enduring Love

Self-consciousness is the destroyer of erotic joy.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

He was discovering that being in love was not a steady state, but a matter of fresh surges or waves, and he was experiencing one now.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

It was too interesting, too new, too flattering, too deeply comforting to resist, it was a liberation to be in love and say so, and she could only let herself go deeper.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

They regarded themselves as too sophisticated to believe in destiny, but still, it remained a paradox to them that so momentous a meeting should be accidental, so dependent on a hundred minor events and choices. What a terrifying possibility, that it might never have happened at all.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

It is shaming sometimes, how the body will not, or cannot, lie about emotions.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Enduring Love

I'm holding back, delaying the information. I'm lingering in the prior moment because it was a time when other outcomes were still possible.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

When they kissed she immediately felt his tongue, tensed and strong, pushing past her teeth, like some bully shouldering his way into a room. Entering her.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

An image like a forgotten dream develops like a Polaroid in my memory.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

When did I acquire a conscience?

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

Calling to the gods, she's every inch a goddess.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

I take a slug of my drink and scan the room. That's what I want now: a hot, willing woman, skinny or otherwise. It's Let's Fuck Thursday.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

'Have you travelled at all?' 'No. Only in books.' Her smile brightens the room. 'I have travelled all over the world in books. And I've been to America watching TV.'

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Might as well be me.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

And now they are hugging in the street and he's holding her. The betrayal is swift and cruel, slicing Alessia into tiny pieces and shattering her faith in herself-and in him. Him. Her Mister.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

I couldn't rescue my brother from the demons that drove him out on his motorbike into an icy night, but I can help this beautiful girl, this beautiful, brave girl.

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Book Quote by E.L. James from The Mister

We'd almost danced the dance so many times, but that night I resigned myself to fate, and with an unerring inevitably I fucked my brother's wife.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

It was not generally realized that what children mostly wanted was to be left alone.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader's. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from Atonement

A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from The Cockroach

That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

Lying is the worst of all evils. Everything else that is diabolical comes from it.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

Humanity seems doomed to do more evil than good. The greatest ideal on earth is human love.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

The love of freedom is native to every human being and every nation, and cannot be suppressed in the long term. History teaches us that tyranny has never endured.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

And now I was lonelier, I supposed, than anyone else in the world. Even Defoe's creation, Robinson Crusoe, the prototype of the ideal solitary, could hope to meet another human being. Crusoe cheered himself by thinking that such a thing could happen any day, and it kept him going. But if any of the people now around me came near I would need to run for it and hide in mortal terror. I had to be alone, entirely alone, if I wanted to live.

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