Your Favourite Writer's Quotes

 Thursday, November 18, 2010

Source Etsy

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."
— Virginia Woolf

You inspire me every day ladies. Therefore, I'd like you to feel inspired by me today. Remember the giveaway I'm doing? (You can still enter by the way!) Well, I asked you about your favourite books and  writers... with a purpose! Here you have some quotes by the authors and books you mentioned and some pics inspired by them :)  Hope you enjoy them! Happy Thursday!

"The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods."
— Arthur Conan Doyle

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted."
— Sylvia Plath 

"When its gone, you'll know what a gift love was. you'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it."
— Ian McEwan

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
— C.S. Lewis
"Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can"
— Louisa May Alcott

"Intelligence and proper education will give you independence of spirit."
— Charlotte Brontë

"I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary."
— Margaret Atwood

"There is a moment—Oh, just before the first kiss, a whispered word—something that makes it worth while."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Perhaps it it our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!"
— Jane Austen

"She had a certain guarded melancholy, no doubt, but no despair"
— Gary A. Haugen

"Afterall, tomorrow is another day!"
— Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind)

"I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

"I'm glad he's going away. He's too picturesque to have among so many romantic girls. Afraid his 'grand, gloomy and peculiar' style will be too much for our simple maids."
— Louisa May Alcott (Jo's Boys)

"Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it."
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am."
— Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

"But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes."
— C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

"Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details."
— Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words."
— Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

"What harbor can receive you more securely than a great library?"
— Italo Calvino (If on a Winter's Night a Traveler)

"Do you know that it is in your company that I have had my finest thoughts?"
— Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)

"Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it."
— Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

Darling L


Amber Blue Bird November 18, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

While I was reading the quote from Gone with the Wind, I felt the need for a Southern accent, anyone else

The Plath Diaries November 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

I absolutely loved all these quotes! The Gabriel Garcia Marquez one gets me every time!;)

Kellie November 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

So awesome, thanks for posting! :)

Sophi November 20, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

I think it says something about how great these writers are that these quotes are still so meaningful even when they're totally out of context.

Two For Tea November 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

Perhaps this is a bit creeper-ish...but I am in LOVE with your blog...and I think we are kindred spirits!!! I am definitely your newest follower, and definitely excited to see future posts!!!

<3 Cambria

Rebecca Campos November 20, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

this is so nice! I feel like I am in a book club! ;D
Great post!


JMay November 28, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

LOVE these quotes!

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