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Great Quotes By Great Authors

Just some quotes I picked here and there that have some deep meaning to them. Note: not all quotes are from books. Some were taken from journals, diaries, and interviews.

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Jane Austen, one of the greatest female writers ever (don't worry I have two others following). Nothing is strange when we give it a look. Ideas, things, concepts, all are actually reasonable, you just need to ask yourself "why?"


Harper Lee..To Kill A Mockingbird is an absolute favorite of mine. Though she wrote during times when there was segregation, this quote holds true today when looking at issues we face in the 21st century.


Dostoevsky was definitely a guy not to be trifled with..okay so maybe I made that stuff up but what I do know is true is he does not fear looking at the worst of things and coming to terms with them.


This is the doing of William Blake. While I won't go into discussing the meaning of this, I will point out three interesting facts.

1. this poem influenced aforementioned author Aldous Huxley's book "The Doors of Perception".

2. this poem influenced aforementioned author C.S. Lewis' book "The Great Divorce" taken from a different line.

3. It also helped inspire the name for the rock band, "The Doors".


I know that a lot of people don't like J.D. Salinger or "The Catcher in the Rye" because Holden Caulfield is a whiny baby but you gotta admit, this is the truth. There are some things better kept to yourself.


Beautiful. That is how I just describe the words and language of J.R.R. Tolkien. The work he did in "The Lord of the Rings" was remarkable and is beloved of adults and children today whether in book or movie form, and though it says it above, I'll leave you with it again, "Not all those who wander are lost".

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