One of my favorite things to do when reading is to flag pages with poetic or inspiring quotes. I then go back through the book when I finish it and type the quotes into an incredibly long Word document. I think it’s one of my most unique reading quirks … but maybe not. I tend to not take the flags out of the books either, so they are stacked on my bookshelves with colored pieces of paper popping out all over the tops.
Here’s a few of my myriad favorite book quotes to inspire!
“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to learn to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” — To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
“When everyday is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.” — The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” – I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
“He did not consider if or how or why he loved them. They were just love: they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away.” — On Beauty by Zadie Smith
“Love has no middle term; either it destroys or it saves. … Of all the things God has made, the human heart is the one that sheds most light, and, alas! most night.” — Les Miserable by Victor Hugo