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Updated on Apr 1, 2020. Posted on Mar 31, 2020

What Line In Literature Makes You Feel Hopeful?

"All was well."

Literature has a mighty power — somehow, by arranging 26 letters into words and arranging those words into sentences, authors are able to write books that make us feel happy, sad, afraid, overjoyed, and everything in between.

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So, we want to know some of your favorite lines in literature — specifically, the ones that fill you with a sense of hope whenever you read them.

Maybe it was the epic conclusion to Harry Potter that was summed up in these three words: "All was well."

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Perhaps it's the final line in Alexander Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo that shines a positive light on human nature: "All human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.'"

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Or maybe it's this line from Neil Gaiman's Coraline that quells all our fears: "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

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Or maybe it was the bittersweet moment in Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower: "So, if this does end up being my last letter, please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And I will believe the same about you. Love always, Charlie."

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Needless to say, the lines in books can leave an impact on us that runs deeper than the ink on a page.

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So tell us which quotes from books instill YOU with a sense of hope — and why — in the comments below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!