Lit-BookQuotes

Ran by @mesheelynn a book lover of sorts likewise

“'I am not at all clever, and I never know what to say. It seems so useless to say what everybody knows, and I can think of nothing else.'”

—   George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“'I don't see why its hard to call things by their right names, and put them in their proper places. The hardship is for me to have to waste my time…'”

—   George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“'I will not put up with it if it is not a happy state. I am determined to be happy—at least not to go on muddling away my life as other people do, being and doing nothing remarkable. I have made up my mind not to let other people interfere with me as they have done.'”

—   George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“How could she believe in sorrow? If it attacked her, she felt the force to crush it, to defy it, or run away from it, as she had done already. Anything seemed more possible than that she could go on bearing miseries, great or small.”

—   George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“'Another reason why I should like to know him. I am always bored.'”

—   George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

“Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.”

—   Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen, Sword of Truth Series

“'Fair? What isn't fair, is that you mother ever opened her legs for your father. We shall now belatedly correct her mistake. What isn't fair is that a good and kind man died at the hands of a sniveling little coward so lacking in sense that he is incapable of recognizing the lies he now spews out at us. You wish to trade your life for the one you have taken?You wish to die in a cause you foolishly believe to be noble? You shall have your wish, young man. But before you die, you shall fully understand what it is you have surrendered, how precious is your life, and how utterly wasted. You shall come to regret your mother's act of creation as much as do we.'”

—   Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen, Sword of Truth Series

“'I intend to make the Order shed blood for every inch they take. If that is all I can do, then I will do it until I breathe my last breath.'”

—   Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen, Sword of Truth Series

“'Past is past. A man has to look at the way things are and do the best he can from what life presents him. A choice was put to me, and I made it. Things are the way they are. Wishing don't put food before my children.'”

—   Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen, Sword of Truth Series

“'Anyone who wants more out of life, who wants their life to mean something, would care about learning things.'”

—   Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen, Sword of Truth Series