May 13, 2015

23 Thought-Provoking Quotes by History’s Favorite Writers

 

Throughout history writers have put our thoughts, fears and insights into words we can cherish, remember and live by.

Below is a collection of thought-provoking quotes by some of the most celebrated and revered writers in history.

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1. Dr. Seuss

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

 

 

2. Maya Angelou

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

 

 

3. Oscar Wilde

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

 

 

4. Mark Twain

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

 

 

5. Neil Gaiman

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – Neil Gaiman

 

 

6. George Bernard Shaw

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

 

7. J.K. Rowling

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“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling

 

 

8. Ernest Hemingway

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

 

9. Aristotle

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

 

 

10. C.S. Lewis

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .’” – C.S. Lewis

 

 

11. Friedrich Nietzsche

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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

12. William Shakespeare

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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

 

 

13. Virginia Woolf

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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf

 

 

14. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

15. E.E. Cummings

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

 

 

16. Benjamin Franklin

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

17. Leo Tolstoy

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

 

18. Victor Hugo

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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” – Victor Hugo

 

 

19. Alfred Tennyson

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“Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Tennyson

 

 

20. George Eliot

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

 

 

21. Roald Dahl

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

 

 

22. Bill Watterson

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“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.” – Bill Watterson

 

 

23. J.R.R. Tolkien

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

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