15 Inspirational Quotes from the Books that Teach About the True Meaning of Life

There’s nothing more rewarding than reading a good book on a rather chilly October evening. Words that are woven beautifully, ideas that shift your perspective, stories that take you far and wide—it’s truly amazing how books inspire us to believe in wonders.

Inspirational Quotes from the Books

Books therefore bring us closer to learning what life means to us. Take inspiration from these quotes from the best-selling books and novels.

1. “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War

2. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
-Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

3. “If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.”
-Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

4. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
-J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring

5. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
-Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Path

6. “When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.”
-Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

7. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8. “It’s never too late to be wise.”
-Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

9. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
-Paul Coelho, The Alchemist

10. “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy.”
-Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

11. “Above all, don’t lie to yourself.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

12. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his
punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

13. “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
-Dan Brown, Digital Fortress

14. “To define is to limit.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

15. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
-Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

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