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Book Quote by Ken Follett from The Pillars of the Earth

Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.

Faith
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Book Quote by Ken Follett from The Pillars of the Earth

She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.

Love, New Beginning
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Book Quote by Lev Grossman from The Magicians

I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.

Desire, Satisfaction
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Book Quote by Paulo Coelho from Eleven Minutes

Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.

Desire
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Book Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Beautiful and Damned

Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.

Desire
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Book Quote by Tessa Dare from A Lady of Persuasion

Oh no. Don't smile. You'll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.

Desire
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Book Quote by Federico García Lorca from Blood Wedding and Yerma

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.

Being Silent, Desire
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Book Quote by Honoré de Balzac from Père Goriot

It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.

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Book Quote by Honoré de Balzac from Père Goriot

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.

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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rainbow drops - suck them and you can spit in six different colours.

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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds' eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little darkred sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.

Food
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka: 'I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!'

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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there.

Happiness
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from My Uncle Oswald

Life is more fun if you play games.

Playing
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I've heard tell, that what you imagine sometimes comes true.

Imagination
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Matilda

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

Children & Childhood, Parents
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Matilda

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.

Books, Imagination, Reading
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Matilda

I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from The Witches

It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.

Love
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Book Quote by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.

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Book Quote by Cornelia Funke from Reckless

The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.

Darkness, Night & Evening
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Book Quote by Cornelia Funke from Reckless

Nobody loves only once.

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Book Quote by Cornelia Funke from Reckless

Since when does the butterfly ask about the caterpillar?

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

How would it be after the last sentence? The last sentence he had always feared and from the middle of a book, he had always been tormented by the thought that there would inevitably be a last sentence.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

But when we set out to understand somebody’s inside? Is that a trip that ever ends? Is the soul a place of facts? Or are the alleged facts only the deceptive shadows of our stories?

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

What did i know of your fantasies? Why do we know so little about the fantasies of our parents? What do we know of somebody if we know nothing of the images passed to him by his imagination?

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

When we talk about ourselves, about others, or simply about things, we want- it could be said – to reveal ourselves in our words: We want to show what we think and feel. We let other have a glimpse into our soul.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

I love tunnels. They're the symbol of hope: sometime it will be bright again. If by chance it is not night.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

Isn't it true that it's not people who meet, but rather the shadows cast by their imaginations?

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

To live for the moment: it sounds so right and so beautiful. But the more I want to, the less I understand what it means.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

It wasn't only that you didn't see him anymore, meet him anymore. You saw his absence and encountered it as something tangible. His not being there was like the sharply outlined emptiness of a photo with a figure cut out precisely with scissors and now the missing figure is more important, more dominant than all others.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

What is it that we call loneliness. It can't simply be the absence of others, you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be among people and yet be lonely. So what is it? ... it isn't only that others are there, that they fill up the space next to us. But even when they celebrate us or give advice in a friendly conversation, clever, sensitive advice: even then we can be lonely.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

That words could cause something in the world, make someone move or stop, laugh or cry: even as a child he had found it extraordinary and it never stopped impressing him. How did words do that? Wasn't it like magic?

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

Life is not what we live; it is what we imagine we are living.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

A feeling is no longer the same when it comes the second time. It dies through the awareness of its return. We become tired and weary of our feelings when they come too often and last too long.

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Book Quote by Pascal Mercier from Night Train to Lisbon

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.

Memory, Farewell
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Book Quote by Cassandra Clare from The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones

He remembered the first time he’d kissed her, in the greenhouse, how he’d finally gotten it, finally understood the way someone’s mouth against yours could undo you, leave you spinning and breathless. That all the expertise in the world, any techniques you knew or had learned, went out the window when it was the right person you were kissing.

Kissing, Falling in love
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Angel's Game

The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.

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

The nurse knew that those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words.

Love, Silence
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Angel's Game

Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.

Fear
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Angel's Game

Do you know the best thing about broken hearts? They can only really break once the rest is just scratches.

Heart, Breakup & Lovesick
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

But in good time you'll see that sometimes what matters isn't what one gives but what one gives up.

Giving Up
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Angel's Game

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.

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

A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.

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

Memories are worse than bullets.

Memory, Breakup & Lovesick
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Book Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from The Shadow of the Wind

The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.

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

People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.

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Book Quote by Shel Silverstein from Every Thing on It

Underneath my outside face
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.

Character, Appearance
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Book Quote by Shel Silverstein from Every Thing on It

There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.

Breakup & Lovesick, Relationships
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Book Quote by Shel Silverstein from Every Thing on It

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.

Character, Self-Confidence
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