6 Inspirational Literary Quotes

The last day of January is here. We suggest taking a moment today to reflect on the month that has passed and determine how you would like to see the rest of 2017 play out.

Whether you’ve had a great start to 2017 or are worried about where 2017 will end up there is always time to be inspired. We’ve put together a list of six of our favourite inspirational literary quotes from a few of our favourite books/authors to help you set yourself up for a fantastic 2017.

Do you have any favourite literary quotes? Share them with us in the comments or via Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear the words that inspire you!

6 Inspirational Literary Quotes


“A learning experience is one of those things that say, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that’.” – The Salmon of Doubt (Douglas Adams)


“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Foundation (Isaac Asimov)


“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting pieces together.” – Zen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)


“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.” – Dune (Frank Herbert)


“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” – A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Mother Night (Kurt Vonnegut)