I’ve gathered some of my favorite literature quotes together. My favorite is obviously the quote from Gustave Flaubert that is on the main page of my blog directly underneath the title. However, here are a few more for you to enjoy….

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”  (J. R. R. Tolkien)

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”   (Maya Angelou)

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”   (Anne Frank)

“I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”   (H. P. Lovecraft)

“There is no Frigate like a Book 

To take us Lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page 

Of prancing Poetry – 

This Traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of Toll – 

How frugal is the Chariot 

That bears a Human soul.”   

(Emily Dickerson)

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.”   (Benjamin Franklin)