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Crossroads: 20 Book Quotes To Pick You Up When You’re Feeling Lost

Life is often a cluster of emotions, changes, and hardships. And, a lot of the time, life doesn’t ask our permission before throwing all sorts of random happenings at us. So, if you’re feeling stuck in a place in your life where you’re not sure where to turn, or question what the future has in store for you, remember that millions of people have been where you are and are currently where you are. I hope the following quotes help you feel a little less like you’re a failure and/or going crazy.

 

1. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.”

~ John Green, Looking for Alaska

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2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”

~ Bram Stroker, Dracula

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3. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you, are not one and the same.”

~ Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

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4. “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”

~ Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

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5. “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

~ George Orwell, 1984

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6. “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.”

~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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7. “Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it’s up to you to know with which ear you’ll listen.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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8. “And know that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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9. “Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.’”

~ Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

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10. “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”

—Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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11. “Adversity is like a strong wind. It… tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”

—Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

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12. “We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”

~ D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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13. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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14. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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15. “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world.”

~ S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

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16. “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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17. “None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.”

~ David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

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18. “Sanity is a valuable possession; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money. I save it, so I will have enough, when the time comes.”

~ Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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19. “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”

~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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20. “And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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Stay strong, friends. You’ll find your way through.

YouTube Channel: Matthew Schueller

First Published On #AmReading.com

 

 

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