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Books have an incredible power of taking us away from our current struggles.

Many of the books we pick up and get through have at least one quote that finds its way into our hearts.

Colleen McCullough; The Thorn Birds

There are no ambitions noble enough to justify breaking someone’s heart.
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Margaret Atwood; The Handmaid’s Tale

Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
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Joanne Harris; Chocolat

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.
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Barbara Kingsolver; Animal Dreams

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.
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Scott Westerfeld; Uglies

Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.
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Jeannette Walls; The Glass Castle

'Things usually work out in the end.'
‘What if they don’t?’
‘That just means you haven’t come to the end yet.’
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David Sedaris; Me Talk Pretty One Day

Every day we’re told that we live in the greatest country on earth. And it’s always stated as an undeniable fact: Leos are born between July 23 and August 22, fitted queen-size sheets measure sixty by eighty inches, and America is the greatest country on earth. Having grown up with this in our ears, it’s startling to realize that other countries have nationalistic slogans of their own, none of which are, ‘We’re number two!
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John Grogan; Marley & Me

A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in the shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.
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Stephen King; Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.
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Audrey Niffenegger; Her Fearful Symmetry

Listen, sometimes when you finally find out, you realize that you were much better off not knowing.
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