Booklr Questions – What is your favorite quote?

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What is your favorite quote?

For me, picking just one favorite quote is near impossible. I assume it’s the same for most bibliophiles.  So, here are a few that stand out for me at the moment.

When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say, “Always.’
– Alan Rickman

Like most people my age, Harry Potter was an important part of my life growing up.  It still is today, and I hope for my own ‘always’ – I hope to always remember that there is magic in the world. And just like the existence of magic, I need to know that good can triumph over evil, even if it doesn’t always look that way.

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

But most importantly, because we’re talking about books, I quote you the 10th Doctor –


You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!
– The 10th Doctor, Silence in the Library

What are your favorite quotes?


  1. Natasha N. on July 8, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    LOVE the Doctor’s quote. It’s fantastic. There is a quote in the Harold Washington Public Library here in Chicago that I love.

    “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”

    ― T.S. Eliot

    • Andrea on July 10, 2015 at 9:58 am

      This reminds me of another good quote from Einstein – ‘The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.’

  2. anna in spain on July 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Many of my favorite quotes come from “Vanya on 42nd Street”, David Mamet’s film of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov. He used a specially commissioned new translation which is really good. It took me several viewings to realise–hey, I could buy the playbook! So I did!

    It’s amazing that Chekov was already aware over 100 years ago of the effect of deforestation on climate change. He puts a lot of his own ideas into the mouth of the Dr Astrov character, and my favourite quote of all time is his:

    “What must human beings be, to destroy what they can never create?”


    • Andrea on July 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

      That’s lovely Anna. I find many old books have ideas that we are just now realizing the importance of.

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