Inspiring Quotes

A wonderful collection of positive quotes on love, happiness, success, life, and motivation. Find the inspirational quotes that will uplift you!


  • “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
  • “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

    Toni Morrison
  • “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
  • “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

    Jorge Luis Borges
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa

We curate positive quotes from the most inspiring public figures around the world to bring you the much-needed inspiration daily. We genuinely believe in the power of inspirational quotes and their ability to make one see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you are feeling low or need someone to lift you up or simply need to renew your focus, we know that these motivational quotes will do you a world of good!

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