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What Quote From Literature Changed Your Outlook On Life?

"So we beat on, boats against the current." —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

From our time as children, books have entertained us and transported us to worlds far, far away.

But at the same time, they've imparted to us their wisdom, revealing timeless truths about the human condition.

There's this nugget from The Awakening about becoming yourself in spite of it all.

And there's this beautiful definition of "courage" from To Kill A Mockingbird.

And then there's this profound lesson from Junot Díaz on the impossibility of running away.

So, what quote from literature changed your perspective on life? Tell us in the comments below, and you might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!