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quotes from books


I love to read, always have and the following are quotes that I've come across whilst reading (and some that I've just picked up along the way). They are all completely and totally random, they can't be put into any category except that they're all from a book somehwere. If you have any more that you think could fit please [email me] thanks!


"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."
--Unknown

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
- Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis

‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that you were or might have been not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’
- Through the Looking Glass by C.S. Lewis

"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" He asked.
"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis

"Be what you would seem to be" -- or if you'd like it put more simply -- "Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
- Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis

"So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
--Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

"How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spread his claws, And welcome little fishes in With gently smiling jaws!"
- Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis

"There are always mysteries in life."
-- Dracula by Bram Stoker

"He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder."
-- Qanuc-folk saying, The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

"The Universe never did make sense, I suspect that it was built on government contract."
-- Zeb Carter, The Number of the Beast by Robert Heinlein.

"A desire not to but into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom... and the other twenty percent isn't very important."
-- Jubal Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

"I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much... because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting."
-- Mike Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

"I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones."
-- The Doctor, Timewyrm: Genesys, by John Peel

"There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It is the only tree that gorws out of cement. It grows lushly... survives without sun, water, and seemingly without earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it."
-- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

"It's like a little imaginary figure jumps out of her eyes, grabs onto my eyelashes and crawls into my eyes heading for that private room we all have. You knowt hat room next to your heart where you keep all private things and no one but you ever goes there, and maybe that person you're in love with."
- 204 Bell St by The Sandman

"I'm lying in bed, my little spaceship i call it. I need a thicker mattress. I'm sick of waking up with the outline of a milk crate on my stomach."
- 204 Bell St by The Sandman

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