Wisdom In Fiction Quotes

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Jane Austen
“There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution. - Mr. Knightley”
Jane Austen, Emma

Leif Enger
“Real miracles bother people, like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature. It's true: They rebut every rule all we good citizens take comfort in. Lazarus obeying orders and climbing up out of the grave - now there's a miracle, and you can bet it upset a lot of folks who were standing around at the time. When a person dies, the earth is generally unwilling to cough him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of the earth.”
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

P.C. Cast
“I waited for my thighs and butt to uncramp. Of course, they didn't know the loosening rule. They were screaming things like *Are you crazy? Do you know we're thirty-five years old? Sit down and feed us a Twinkie!”
P.C. Cast, Divine By Mistake

C. JoyBell C.
“‎They are angry with me, because I know what I am." Said the little eagle. "How do you know that they are angry with you?" "Because, they despise me for wanting to soar, they only want me to peck at the dirt, looking for ants, with them. But I can't do that. I don't have chicken feet, I have eagle wings." "And what is so wrong with having eagle wings and no chicken feet?" Asked the old owl. "I'm not sure, that's what I'm trying to find out." "They hate you because you know that you are an eagle and they want you to think you are a chicken so that you will peck at the ground looking for ants and worms, so that you will never know that you are an eagle and always think yourself a chicken. Let them hate you, they will always be chickens, and you will always be an eagle. You must fly. You must soar." Said the old owl.”
C. JoyBell C.

Joseph Heller
“He was one of those people with lots of intelligence but no brains”
Joseph Heller

Charlaine Harris
“You think that it’s not magic that keeps you alive? Just ‘cause you understand the mechanics of how something works, doesn’t make it any less of a miracle. Which is just another word for magic. We’re all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic’s just a little different from yours, that’s all.”
Charlaine Harris

Peter Høeg
“Some thoughts have glue on them.----Smilla”
Peter Høeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow

Missy Welsh
“It's crazy what you can talk yourself out of when you're scared and into when you're not.”
Missy Welsh, My Summer of Wes

T.K. Naliaka
“Use all this life to make yourself a great writer, thoughtful and kind, slowly, surely over the years.”
T.K. Naliaka

Leif Enger
“Listening to Dad's guitar, halting yet lovely in the search for phrasing, I thought: Fair is whatever God wants to do.”
Leif Enger

Satin Russell
“Who knows? Maybe you both live happily ever after, or maybe three months from now you end the relationship because he doesn't squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom...nothing is guaranteed." - Olivia Harper, Secret Need”
Satin Russell, Secret Need

Kyle  Fox
“It is easier to dig up the past, than to save the present – Even though our past actions, have presently dug us in so deep.”
Kyle Fox, Exiles of Eden: The Demonic Dodecahedron

“Щастие. Просто като чаша шоколад или сложно като сърцето. Тръпчиво. Сладко. Живо”
Джоан Харис, Chocolat

Alexandre Dumas
“all human wisdom is contained in the words 'wait and hope!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Abby Gordon
“Often when something ill is said of a person it is because the speaker is jealous or bitter at them. Question the motive for both good and bad comments.
Abby Gordon, Justice of the Root

Bibiana Krall
“Are we not all a Phoenix of one kind or another? We are born from fire and rise from the ashes to be strong, passionate and hopeful again.”
Bibiana Krall, The Soul Keeper

P.G. Wodehouse
“Trouble sharpens the vision.”
P. G. Wodehouse

Christopher Paolini
“Understanding begets empathy and compassion for even the meanest beggar.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest

“Yes, I am your enemy, as I was in my other incarnations, but that is my nature, and it is something I cannot escape. As I am defeated today, I tell you to believe what you will. Just as you believe in yourself, your worst enemies believe in themselves”

Tori Eldridge
“Never become so attached to following the path that you cease to question whether you should still be on it.”
Tori Eldridge, The Ninja Daughter

Samantha St. Claire
“Beware the dangers of making decisions after the sun sets. Best to tuck your worries under your pillow and sleep on them till morning. Sometimes in the night the worries will be ironed out by your sleeping head.”
Samantha St. Claire, Comes the Winter

Samantha St. Claire
“For years, measuring herself against others less tolerant, she’d thought of herself as a kind and good person, even generous. It occurred to her that she’d been using an imperfect measuring stick.⁣”
Samantha St. Claire, Comes the Winter

“Oh, a broken heart will heal, discounting the burr that threatens to snag every silken moment.”

“Giuseppe’s unhappy wife had all along despised the wager| Was it not wrong to breed rivalry over talent and creation”
GENIE HIGBEE, The Violin Thief: A Curious Tale of Lost & Found

“Wisdom say, Man who love making mark on paper already leave loving mark on the world.”
GENIE HIGBEE, The Violin Thief: A Curious Tale of Lost & Found

Kristi  Strong
“Money could buy things, and temporary happiness. It could never buy meaningful, genuine connections with people. That came from the heart. -- Balloon Days, a novel”
Kristi Strong, Balloon Days

Kristi  Strong
“Money could buy things, and temporary happiness. It could never buy meaningful, genuine connections with people. That came from the heart.”
Kristi Strong, Balloon Days

C.S. Lewis
“A children's story which is only enjoyed by children is a bad children's story.”

George Saunders
“Just because a lot of people are saying the same thing loudly over and over, doesn't mean it's true.”
George Saunders, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Rao Umar Javed
“There is no light in knowledge unless it illuminates the life of mankind.”
Rao Umar Javed, Distorted Denouement

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