Book Quotes That Will Make You Question Life Differently

Perspective helps you to evaluate and rethink everything around; altogether introducing you to a whole new world of possibilities. Frances Hodgson Burnett once said, “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.โ€

  1.  ”Two lawyers who have never met can nevertheless combine efforts to defend a complete stranger because they both believe in the existence of laws, justice, human rights โ€“ and the money paid out in fees. Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.โ€ – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

2. “People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn’t bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn’t even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn’t bear not to.”
Looking For Alaska by John Green

3. Greatness is merely an illusion in our minds, a made up destination that we obligate ourselves to pursue, our own psychological Atlantis. – The subtle art of not giving a f*** by Mark Manson

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4. โ€œI have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.โ€ – Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen Hawking

5. The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. – The Sorrows of Young Werthe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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6. โ€œThere are probably two key aspects of culture that stand out as being uniquely human. One is religion and the other is story-telling. There is no other living species, whether ape or crow, that do either of these. They are entirely and genuinely unique to humans.โ€ – Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction by Robin Dunbar

7.. โ€œ…status, as in any traditional, class-conscious society, declines more slowly than wealth.โ€ – The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

8. โ€œI am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.โ€ – Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

9. I am the best” – this line is an invitation to a rat race. “I am different” – this line is an invitation to an uncharted territory. I prefer to choose the latter, do you? – Journey of an Entrepreneurโ€ฆ by Ayaz Zanzeria

10. “Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.” – Persuasion by Jane Austen

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