Famous Quotes From Literature And Poetry (32 In Collection)

Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

The most important sayings and perceptions of life are hidden in literature and poetry. If a person can taste the juice of literature well, then his philosophy of life is better than many other people. This is where the power of literature and poetry lies. Below we gathered some of the most famous quotes from literature and poetry that’ll make you feel better. Thanks! 

“We love the things we love for what they are” – Robert Frost

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen” – Leonardo da Vinci

famous quotes from literature and poetry for lovers

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” – Sarah Williams

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness” – Robert Frost

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho

 “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” – John Keats

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself” – Charlotte Brontë

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – William Shakespeare

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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese” – G.K. Chesterton

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life” – Walt Whitman

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known” – Charles Dickens

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – J.R.R. Tolkein

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be” – J.K. Rowling

quotes by famous authors and poets

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go” – Dr Seuss

“But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” – W.B. Yeats

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” – Emily Bronte

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” – William Butler Yeats

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry” – Cassandra Clare

deep poetic quotes about life

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the road less traveled by” – Robert Frost

“I wandered lonely as a cloud” – William Wordsworth

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be a blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Be good, be young, be true! Evil is nothing but vanity, let us have the pride of good, and above all let us never despair” – Alexandre Dumas

“Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will,

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

best poetry lines about love

“Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. All the rest is darkness” – Stephen King

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what” – Harper Lee

“Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future” – Jodi Picoult

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It…tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be” – Arthur Golden

“We accept the love we think we deserve” – Stephen Chbosky

famous poetry quotes about strength

“I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction” – Ayn Rand

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)” – Harper Lee

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing” – E.B. White

“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.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

important lines from poems

“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic” – Frank Herbert

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