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“who said it?”, pt. ii

this time, we’re going to have a list of the common and popular quotes you find all over the place that are quoted all the time and their authors!! enjoy! (:
(find pt. i here)

  • “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” 
    • An Old Astronomer to His Pupil, Sarah Williams
  • “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  • “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
    • Albert Camus
  • “Do I dare disturb the universe?”
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot
  • “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
    • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
    • Paradise Lost, John Milton
  • “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
    • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “We live as we dream—alone.”
    • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
    • A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J Maas
  • “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”
    • a mashed up quote from Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage at the dying of the light.”
    • Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”
    • Helen Keller
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
    • Aristotle
  • “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’“
    • C.S. Lewis
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    • multiple authors (incl. Malcolm X, Alexander Hamilton, Irene Dunne)
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
    • Mark Twain
  • “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    • The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen

and there we have it, a collection of popular quotes from others! i hope this was helpful, and stay tuned for pt. iii and more! 

yours, 
joce xx