We remember books by a line or two that made a mark in our hearts. It’s like when we read them, we whisper to ourselves, “Yeah.” It somehow reminds us of something we should or already know. It’s like the book is talking to us about life no matter what it is about, may it be a science fiction or something else. It always has some connection with the reality of life.
10 Famous Lines From The World’s Bestselling Books And Authors:
- “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
It speaks that the only way to comprehend why people think, talk, and act the way they do is to be in their shoes as we will never understand their feelings unless we are them.
- “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
This world can often disappoint and hurt us. It leaves good-hearted people asking why things happen the way they do. The best example of this is when we can blow up an entire country for threatening world peace, but we don’t. It is because there are innocent people who deserve salvation and hope for a better tomorrow.
- “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
Knowing something that might change people’s mind is tormenting that only if they know, things would be different.
- “The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” – Diary, Chuck Palahniuk
The obsession of people nowadays is to live as long as they could. They have this fantasy that they are going to live forever. However, no matter what we do, no one will, and the closest we can do is to create something that will last forever.
- “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
People nowadays do not know unconditional love. Maybe it is because they expect to receive as much as they give, and when they get less than what think they deserve, it is not enough. However, how do we know we deserve better?
- “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” Autumn Leaves, André Gide
Today, this world is full of pretentious people. It’s not that they are evil. It means they are hungry for acknowledgment and appreciation. They give importance to the opinions of other people. However, it is better to be loved for who you are rather than being liked for pretending to be someone else – it’s not real, and the happiness and satisfaction from it wouldn’t last.
- “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
We have been asking what the purpose of life is, and we don’t stop asking regardless if we find an answer or not. What makes life worthwhile is the thought of the possibility of getting what we want. It’s always a motivation to know that we have something to look forward to because somehow it defines our life before we achieve our goal.
- “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” –The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
This line says that there are no goodbyes as life goes on. The ending of a story is the beginning of another, just like when our parents pass, we will continue their story just as they did for their parents and so on.
- “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
As much as our capabilities are critical to our success, it is the choices we make that brings it about. They determine our drive because our desires drive our choices. It is like acting based on what brings us closer to what we want and avoiding things that will deviate us from it.
- “To define is to limit.” – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
We can only define things that are finite that’s why defining something is putting a limit to its potential or possibilities. For instance, we describe a ball as a round object used for playing games. Its definition is the boundary of its purpose, but in reality, we can use a ball in so many ways as it can also save a man from drowning.
These authors and their books are bestselling because they provide substance. We may not know, but our mind loves learning, and reading books is like feeding our starving souls. They make our thoughts wander and wonder through infinite possibilities.