Quotes from Literature.

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How well read or you? Here are some famous quotes from some of the greatest authors in history.

  • 1
    If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
    Dave Barry
    Douglas Adams
    Dirk Gently
    Bill Murray
    Stephen Wright
  • 2
    I wish you could invent some means to make me at all happy without you. Every hour I am more and more concentrated in you; every thing else tastes like chaff in my mouth.
    John Lennon
    John Keats
    James Joyce
    William Shakespeare
    Erica Jung
  • 3
    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
    Dave Barry
    Michael Creichton
    Isaac Asimov
    Albert Einstein
    Carl Sagan
  • 4
    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.
    C. S. Lewis
    Stephen King
    L. Frank Baum
    Norton Juster
    Ray Bradberry
  • 5
    The metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
    Dave Barry
    Louis L'Amour
    Dean R. Koontz
    Douglas Adams
    Stephen King
  • 6
    The safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
    Francis Bacon
    Erica Jong
    Jack Kerouc
    C. S. Lewis
    D. H. Lawrence
  • 7
    All I ask of a woman is that she should feel gently towards me.
    when my heart feels kindly towards her,
    and there should be the soft, soft tremor as of unheard bells
    between us.
    It is all I ask.
    I am so tired of violent women lashing out and insisting on being loved, when there is no love in them.
    Nelson Algren
    Don Marquis
    Samuel Johnson
    D. H. Lawrence
    John Keats
  • 8
    If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
    Dave Barry
    Don Marquis
    Henry Ford
    Stephen King
    Douglas Adams
  • 9
    The world is an oyster, but you don't crack it open on a mattress.
    Henry Ford
    Robert Browning
    Luc Besson
    Thomas Jefferson
    Arther Miller
  • 10

    The different branches of Arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
    C. S. Lewis
    Lewis Carroll
    Douglas Adams
    Dave Barry
    Tom Jones
  • 11
    I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
    John Milton
    A. A. Milne
    John Mortimer
    Anais Nin
    Agatha Christie
  • 12
    It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. When this happens, the most well-informed men become blinded by their prejudices and are unable to see what lies directly ahead of them.
    Arthur C. Clark
    Michael Creichton
    Isaac Asimov
    Ayn Rand
    Ray Bradberry
  • 13
    If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.
    Arthur C. Clark
    Tom Robbins
    George Orwell
    Michael Moore
    Phillip K. Dick
  • 14
    I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
    Howard Stern
    Dave Barry
    Pablo Picasso
    Winston Churchill
    Stephen King
  • 15
    It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.
    Christopher Paolini
    Terru Pratchet
    Terry Brooks
    Robert Jordan
    Piers Anthony
  • 16
    I have great faith in fools. My friends call it self-confidence.
    Charles Dickens
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Stephen King
    Alexander Pope
    Joseph Conrad
  • 17
    We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
    Carl Sagan
    Vicky Baum
    Harper Lee
    Rudyard Kipling
    John Keats
  • 18
    Gold is for the mistress-- silver for the maid--
    Copper for the craftsman, cunning at his trade.
    'Good!' said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
    'But iron-- cold iron-- is ruler of them all'.
    Rudyard Kipling
    John Masefield
    Allison Kraus
    Tim Bates
    Alice Bloch
  • 19
    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
    Carl Sandburg
    Phillip K. Dick
    T. S. Elliot
    Carl Sagan
    Henry Reed
  • 20
    You can't expect a boy to be vicious until he's been to a good school.
    George Orwell
    Terry Pratchet
    Noel Coward
  • 21
    There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
    John Donne
    Billy Graham
    George Elliot
    Anna Sewell
    George Bernard Shaw
  • 22
    Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
    Carl Sagan
    William Gibson
    Roger Simon
    Arthur C. Clark
    Phillip K. Dick
  • 23
    Nothing to fear in God. Nothing to feel in Death. Good can be obtained. Evil can be endured.
  • 24
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.
    John Drydan
    Henry Winklebaum
    T. S. Elliot
    H. P. Lovecraft
    George Lucas
  • 25
    Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Tom Stoppard
    Louis L'Amour
    James Thompson
  • 26
    We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
    Leo Tolsty
    Sue Grafton
    Andre Guild
    William Hazlett
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 27
    "I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of Numenor; and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom. Not feared, save as men may fear the dignity of a man, old and wise."
    Robert Jordan
    Christopher Paolini
    Steven R. Brust
    Tad Williams
    Jhon Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  • 28
    Men have two major organs, the brain and the penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
    Alfred North Whitehead
    Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues
    Ernest Hemingway
    Eric Idle
    William Butler Yeats
  • 29
    The best is the enemy of the good.
    Ernest Hemingway
    Wilma Scott Heide
    Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    Walt Whitman
  • 30
    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues
    Oscar Wilde
    Robert Heinlein
    Henri IV
    Mark Twain

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