Literature that speaks to my soul

Hidden in all the epics, short stories, poems, and novels are sentences, statements, even two words that touch souls. Here are a few that have touched my soul:


“In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars” -Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” – J.D. Salinger, “A Girl I Knew”


“Dear God,’ she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.'” -Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights


“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.” -W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage


“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” -Nicole Krauss, The History of Love


“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” -Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank


“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”


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