15 Powerful Literary Quotes To Relate To

15 Powerful Literary Quotes To Relate To

An irresistible page-turner is a wonderful thing, but the very greatest novels pack sentences so prevailing that you stop reading, lower the book and simply live in the words for a moment.

The power and voice of a writer are like no other. These authors are able to connect to thousands of people with their beautiful language and words that they have created that so many others are able to relate to. In honor of amazing writers everywhere, here are 15 quotes from literary pieces of outstanding authors.

1) " What's in a name? that which wee call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet." -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet-

It is one's essence, what's on the inside, that counts.

2) " Let's be men; on all occasions. Show in our words the truth that's in our hearts. Letting the heart itself speak out, not hiding. Our feelings under masks of compliment." - Molière, The Misanthrope -

It does no good to mask your frankest thoughts, your truest feelings.

3) " You are so very pretty, my dear, so good and so mannerly, that I cannot help giving you a gift' (for this was a Fairy, who had taken the form of a poor country-woman, to see how far the civility and good manners of this pretty girl would go). 'I will give you a gift,' continued the Fairy." - Charles Perrault, The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, "The Fairy"-

Indeed, showing kindness to strangers goes a long way. Really, you should always treat others the way you would wish to be treated.

4) " We should scrutinise ourselves no little. Before assuming to condemn our neighbours. And add the weight of exemplary living. To any censure that we pass on others." - Molière, The Misanthrope-

It can be easy to judge others sometimes for their differences, but it does no good to critique.

5) " If you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks." -Aesop, Aesop's Fables, "The Father and His Sons"-

If we are united, we will surely thrive, just as a bundle of sticks is stronger than the sticks individually.

6) "'Alas!' said the Horse, 'if you really wish to be in good condition, you should groom me less, and feed me more.'" -Aesop, Aesop's Fables,"The Horse and Groom"-

Tend to the fundamental needs first, not the superficial ones.

7) " My taste is for freedom and I have no relish for constraint." -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote-

I don't believe anyone can really be happy if they are not free.

8) "If you were fooling enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter." -Aesop, Aesop's Fables, "The Ants and the Grasshopper"-

An important lessons, to be sure. It never hurts to work hard and prepare for difficult times ahead.

9) "' Never more pray to me for help, until you have done your best to help yourself, or depend upon it you will henceforth pray in vain.' Self-help is the best help." - Aesop, Aesop's Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner"-

You can simply wait for your circumstances to change or for someone to save you. If you do not try to help yourself, who will?

10) "The Pictures of the Pen shall out-last those of the Pencil, and even Worlds themselves." -Aphra Behn, Oroonoko-

Books, poems, letters- there is a certain power and longevity in the written word.Imagine people decades or even centuries from now enjoying the same works I do.

11) "Fine feathers don't make fine birds." -Aesop, Aesop's Fables, "The Peacock and the Crane"-

Just because one's plumage is attractive does not mean one's temperament matches.

12) "As nearly as I may I'll play the penitent to you, but mine honestly shall not make poor my greatness; nor my power work with it." -William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra-

It can be quite difficult not to let pride or vanity stand in the way of making an apology. But admitting one's mistakes does not diminish any power or greatness. It is a sign of a worthy leader.

13) "Honour and virtue are the ornaments of the mind, without which the body, though it be so, has no right to pass for beautiful." -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote-

So much stock is placed in physical appearance, in the prettiness of the outside package. But such things do not really matter if one's soul does not possess such traits as honor and virtue; those are what makes one truly beautiful.

14) "We'll let time knit these gentle ties between us." -Molière, The Misanthrope-

Time is indeed quite mighty. It can heal wounds and build friendships when one least expects it.

15) "Then I defy you, stars!" -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet-

I have found much about fate. It is true: sometimes we are simply given a bad lot. But why not try to make our own constellations?

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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