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Book Quote by Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

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Book Quote by Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.

Change
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Book Quote by Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.

Life, Time, Boredom
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.

Money, Work & Carreer
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.

Books, Reading
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

One loves truly only once in a lifetime, Julian, even if one isn’t aware of it.

Love
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Order of the Phoenix

I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!

Hermione Granger
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Book Quote by Stephen King from The Dead Zone

Ninety-five percent of people who walk the earth are simply inert. One percent are saints, and one percent are assholes. The other three percent are people who do what they say they can do.

Humanity
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Book Quote by Stephen King from The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from The Dark Tower

Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Lies, Truth, Enemies
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Book Quote by Stephen King from The Stand

When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'

Words, Writing
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Deathly Hallows

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

Power, Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Deathly Hallows

Power was my weakness and my temptation.

Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Deathly Hallows

But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...

Home
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Book Quote by Stephenie Meyer from Twilight - 514

Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars -- points of light and reason... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.

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Book Quote by Michael Ende from Momo

'You see, Momo,' he told her one day, 'it's like this: Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept.'
He gazed silently into space before continuing. 'And then you start to hurry,' he went on. 'You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop - and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.'

He pondered a while. Then he said, 'You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.'
Again he paused for thought before adding, 'That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.'

Life, Daily Routine, Children's Books
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Book Quote by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

It was the Nightingale, and not the Larke

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Book Quote by Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

Dreaming, Vision
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Philosopher’s Stone

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. [Albus Dumbledore]

Courage, Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings

And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.

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Book Quote by William Shakespeare from Hamlet

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Thinking, Good and Evil
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

Laughing & Smile
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Hobbit

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Greed, Laughing & Smile, Money, Friendship
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens

Loyalty, Darkness
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.

Life, Death
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Book Quote by Francis Bacon from Essays

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Books
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings

You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.

Courage, Change
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - and the Chamber of Secrets

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Character, Decisions, Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by Audrey Niffenegger from The Time Traveler’s Wife

But don't you think," I persist, 'that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?

Happiness, Time
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Book Quote by Mark Haddon from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head
of what is going to happen tomorrow or next year
or what might have happend instead of what did happen
and if it is a happy picture they smile,
and if it is a sad picture they cry.

Memories, Thinking, Feelings
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Book Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from Die Stadt in der Wüste

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Desire, Ocean
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Book Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from The little Prince

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Heart
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Book Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from The little Prince

I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy

Book Dedications
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Book Quote by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.

Farewell, Forgetting
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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

To love another person is to see the face of God.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

Not being heard is no reason for silence.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

Those who do not weep, do not see.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends.

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