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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - und der Gefangene von Askaban

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Happiness, Courage, Light, Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by Stephenie Meyer from Twilight - 93

Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.

Time
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Book Quote by Stephenie Meyer from Twilight - 2

When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.

Dreaming, Breakup & Lovesick, Grief
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Book Quote by Christopher Paolini from Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

Brom: 'Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.'

Faith, Principles
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Book Quote by Christopher Paolini from Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

Jeod: 'Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.'

Books
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Book Quote by Christopher Paolini from Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

Brom: 'Because you can't argue with all of the fools in the world.'

Foolishness, Argument
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Book Quote by Christopher Paolini from Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

Brom: 'The sands of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we want them or not... but we can remember. What has been lost may yet live on in memories. That which you will
hear is imperfect and fragmented, yet treasure it, for without you it does not exist. I give you now a memory that has been forgotten, hidden in the dreamy haze that lies behind us.'

Memories, Time, Forgetting
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Book Quote by Christopher Paolini from Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter

Solembum: 'Knowing is independent of being. I did not know you existed before you bumbled in here and ruined my nap. Yet that doesn‘t mean you weren't real before you woke me.'

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Book Quote by Francis Bacon from Essays

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

Hope
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Book Quote by Francis Bacon from Meditationes Sacræ

For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')

Knowledge, Intelligence
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Book Quote by Michael Connelly from Lost Light

There is no end of things in the heart. Somebody once told me that. She said it came from a poem she believed in. She understood it to mean that if you took something to heart, really brought it inside those red velvet folds, then it would always be there for you. No matter what happened, it would be there waiting. She said this could mean a person, a place, a dream. A mission. Anything sacred. She told me that it is all connected in those secret folds. Always. It is all part of the same and will always be there, carrying the same beat as your heart.

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Book Quote by Audrey Niffenegger from The Time Traveler’s Wife

That's what I love you for: your inability to perceive all my hideous flaws.

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

Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.

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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 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 - und der Orden des Phönix

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 - und die Heiligtümer des Todes

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 - und die Heiligtümer des Todes

Power was my weakness and my temptation.

Albus Dumbledore
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Book Quote by Joanne K. Rowling from Harry Potter - und die Heiligtümer des Todes

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 - und der Stein der Weisen

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 Der Herr der Ringe

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 Der Herr der Ringe

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 Der Herr der Ringe

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens

Loyalty, Darkness
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Book Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien from Der Herr der Ringe

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 Der Herr der Ringe

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 - und die Kammer des Schreckens

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 Der kleine Prinz

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 Der kleine Prinz

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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