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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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