15 Quotes From Popular Novels That You Need To Hear Right Now
Start writing a post

15 Quotes From Popular Novels That You Need To Hear Right Now

Disclaimer: if you've only seen the book-to-film adaptions of these, you're doing it wrong.

15 Quotes From Popular Novels That You Need To Hear Right Now

I love that moment when I'm lost in a book and one of the characters says or thinks something that speaks to me for whatever reason. Honestly, I think that those moments are one of the most qualia parts of literature that we get to experience; so when you feel that, and then you see it get lost amongst the rest of the dialogue for other readers, it's saddening.

So, without further rambling that you don't care to read, here is my short list of quotes you've been missing out on:

1. 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher

"If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don't want to cry anymore, you don't listen to that song anymore. But you can't get away from yourself. You can't decide not to see yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head."

2. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

"...thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else."

3. Lord Of The Rings, The Fellowship Of The Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

"For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green. I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago, and people who will see a world that I shall never know."

4. Looking For Alaska, John Green

"When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And that could have happened to me, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it in spite of having lost her. "

5. The Fault In Our Stars, John Green (again)

"You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile. "

6. The Maze Runner, James Dashner

"Sometimes you don’t look very hard for things you don’t believe will or can

7. All The Bright Places, Jennifer Niven

"I've learned the hard way that the best thing to do is say nothing about what you're really thinking. If you say nothing, they'll assume you're thinking nothing, only what you let them see. "

8. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

"He says this is war. There is no shame in war. Tell him he's wrong. War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace. "

9. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (again)

"Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent. " (because the humor and sarcasm in these books are truly underrepresented)

10. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

"There are a lot of things we don't want to know about the people we love. "

11. Divergent, Veronica Roth

"The goal of my life isn't just to be happy. 'Wouldn't it be easier if it was, though?'”

12. If I Stay, Gayle Foreman

"It’s quiet now. So quiet that you can almost hear other people’s dreams. "

13. The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton

"That was his silent fear then—of losing another person he loved. I remembered how close he and Dad had been, and I wondered how I could ever have thought him hard and unfeeling. I listened to his heart pounding through his T-shirt and knew everything was going to be okay now. I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home."

14. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'."

15. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

"I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person."

There are plenty more I could have mentioned, and many others I'm sure I've overlooked myself. So, if you have any treasured quotes from your favorite books that you think people should hear, let me know!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments