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7 Best Lines From Books Which Will Stay With You Long After You Read Them

WhytoRead is a place where you can find the best books to read from a variety of categories. From the best books, come the best lines which stand out and stay with you long after you finish the book. This post is about the passages from books that will have a lasting experience on you.


7 Best Lines From Books Which Will Stay With You Long After You Read Them


1. Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist – a master – and that is what Auguste Rodin was – can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is… and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be… and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart; no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired – but it does to them. Look at her! – Stranger in a Strange Land –Robert A. Heinlein

2. “I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude.” – Charles Dickens – Great Expectations

3. “All animals are equal. Some animals are more equal than others” – Animal Farm – George Orwell

4. “He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.” – Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

5. “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” – The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien

6. “Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.” – Nine Stories – J.D. Salinger

7. “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” – 1984 – George Orwell