“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein, The World as I See It

“The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost, A Servant to Servants

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.” – Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” – The Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“The things you own end up owning you.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“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.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost, The Lesson for Today

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders, Reader’s Digest

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets