Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. A quote from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
"When I discover who I am, I'll be free." a quote from The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
When I discover who I am, I'll be free.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. A quote from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
"The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly." A quote from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
"I have to remind myself to breathe -- almost to remind my heart to beat!" a quote from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I have to remind myself to breathe -- almost to remind my heart to beat!
"Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend." A quote from Emma by Jane Austen.
Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend.
Here at BookQuote, we've collected the best quotes from literature so you can express yourself with the perfect literary quotation for any occasion. Find quotes from the most famous novels, poems, and plays in history. Browse quotes by the most well-known authors from the dark ages to modern times. Check out our lists of book quotations by topic.
The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many of their female contemporaries, they initially chose to publish their work under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. The trio was raised in the isolated village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England by their father who was an Anglican priest.

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is famously known for writing Don Quixote, often considered the first modern European novel. What you may not know is that Cervantes was a great lover of proverbs, claiming "Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience". He scatters these words of wisdom throughout his book, and many of them are still highly relevant today. Here are 11 of our favorite quotes.

Orwell Quotes that are More Appropriate Today than Ever

George Orwell was a master of the dystopian novel. Way back in 1949, Orwell predicted what the future would look like in his book 1984 with a frightening amount of accuracy. In our current political climate, many of the lines from his novel are even more applicable now than they ever have been before. Here are are a few that we find the most chilling. 

Quotes from Pride and Prejudice

Arguably on of the greatest books of all time, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has been a favorite of readers around the world for hundreds of years. The novel has inspired countless books and movies, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [which we're totally seeing opening night].  

Quotes About Loneliness

If you're human, you will have those days when it feels like life is you against the world. Take courage in the fact that it will pass and you will get through it.

Whether you're going through a breakup or divorce, being newly uncoupled can seem inherently empty and isolating. Make the choice to embrace the solitude and cherish your own company. This will help you move on and forward with your life.

The prevelance of this truly human condition is why we encounter so many famous writers who write about loneliness.

3 Quotes for Voracious Readers

It's no secret, here at BookQuote we love books and reading. Unsurprisingly so do the famous authors who we list on this website. Many authors managing to sneak lines into their books to emphasize this passion for literature through their characters. Here are three great quotes about reading from some of our favorite authors.

Quotes for your proposal

So, you've decided to pop the question? That's awesome! Is your true love a fan of Jane Austen? Even better.

You cannot propose to the Austen-fan in your life without including some words of that great author. There is no better source for your proposal than a line from Jane Austen's famous novels that have made hearts beat faster for hundreds of years. We've selected five of our favorite quotes that may just convince your true love to say [scream/squeal] YES!!!!

12 Times the Brontë Sisters Understood Love Better than Anyone

The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many of their female contemporaries, they initially chose to publish their work under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. The trio was raised in the isolated village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England by their father who was an Anglican priest.

11 Pieces of Advice from Miguel de Cervantes

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is famously known for writing Don Quixote, often considered the first modern European novel. What you may not know is that Cervantes was a great lover of proverbs, claiming "Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience". He scatters these words of wisdom throughout his book, and many of them are still highly relevant today. Here are 11 of our favorite quotes.

7 George Orwell Quotes that are More Meaningful Today than Ever

Orwell Quotes that are More Appropriate Today than Ever

George Orwell was a master of the dystopian novel. Way back in 1949, Orwell predicted what the future would look like in his book 1984 with a frightening amount of accuracy. In our current political climate, many of the lines from his novel are even more applicable now than they ever have been before. Here are are a few that we find the most chilling. 

5 Quotes about Loneliness

Quotes About Loneliness

If you're human, you will have those days when it feels like life is you against the world. Take courage in the fact that it will pass and you will get through it.

Whether you're going through a breakup or divorce, being newly uncoupled can seem inherently empty and isolating. Make the choice to embrace the solitude and cherish your own company. This will help you move on and forward with your life.

The prevelance of this truly human condition is why we encounter so many famous writers who write about loneliness.

5 Quotes for a Romantic Jane Austen Inspired Marriage Proposal

Quotes for your proposal

So, you've decided to pop the question? That's awesome! Is your true love a fan of Jane Austen? Even better.

You cannot propose to the Austen-fan in your life without including some words of that great author. There is no better source for your proposal than a line from Jane Austen's famous novels that have made hearts beat faster for hundreds of years. We've selected five of our favorite quotes that may just convince your true love to say [scream/squeal] YES!!!!