26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share some of the most inspirational quotes from literature. Here are some of the responses:

1. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

– Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook

3. "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Submitted by alexian2

4. “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Submitted by katherineg41b42b329

6. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

– Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Submitted by Elena Maria Alm, Facebook

7. "If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start."

– Charles Bukowski, Factotum

19. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

– Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Submitted by Ann Catherine Hughes, Facebook

10. “if you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want.”

– Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

Submitted by alexisa4d08611f3

12. "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."

– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Submitted by kathrynj4

13. "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

– Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Submitted by Rebecca Cook, Facebook

15. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

– George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Submitted by wowsuchnerd

16. "We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken."

– John Green, Looking For Alaska

Submitted by amymc91

18. “Life before Death. Strength before Weakness. Journey before Destination.”

– Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Submitted by nathanielstuartwolfalb

19. "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down."

– Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Submitted by jaimee4f828a75f

21. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

– Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Submitted by bemysilversprings

22. "I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted."

– Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Burns

Submitted by tinarita

24. “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”

– Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections

Submitted by jamgood

25. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

– Albert Camus. Return to Tipasa

Submitted by jenniferlegerm

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Jamie Jones is a senior staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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