What is your favorite quote from a book?
Choosing one favorite quote is hard. Books tell us stories, but they also teach us about life. So many have changed mine. I guess this is where I quote Neil Gaiman and say that
Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit. – M is for Magic
So here are a few words that have stuck with me over the years.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
– Neil Gaiman, Coraline
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
You get what anybody gets – you get a lifetime.
– Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes