20 Best Quotes by Famous Authors That’ll Brighten Up Your Day

These wordsmiths have an amazing and unmatched way of expressing their thoughts. They weave us into a world of their own, shower us with their wisdom, and leave us with a new perspective on life. History has been a witness to a number of such magicians who have made us fall in love with literature. Not just their works but also the words that they have spoken in their personal lives have so much depth and meaning that they have been immortalized. These quotes by famous authors are the golden words that have the power to change lives. Some of these quotes are extremely deep and profound, they would let your brains have an exercise. Here is a list of some of the best quotes by famous authors that will brighten up your day and freshen up your way of looking at life.

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1. “War is what happens when language fails.” – Margaret Atwood

2. “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” -Charles Bukowski

3. “In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost

4. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

5. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

6. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

7. “We shall not cease from exploration
 And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.” -T. S. Eliot

8. “Books are good enough in their own way but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.” -Robert Louis Stevenson


9. “Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.” -Samuel Beckett

10. “Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.” -Roald Dahl

11. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain

12. “Shut your eyes and see” -James Joyce

13. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” ―Charles Dickens

14. “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” -Rabindranath Tagore

15. “Know how sublime a thing is to suffer and be strong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16. “I can resist everything except temptation.” -Oscar Wilde

17. “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon

18. “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” -Hellen Keller

19. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” -Aldous Huxley

20. “Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hey! Let’s try something. Read the quotes again and see if you can interpret them from a different angle, see it in a different light. A wise person once told me, “the more you read a text, the more meanings you get.” So, go for it. Find the rainbow colors in this beam of white light. I hope that this list of quotes by famous authors has made you feel better. If not better then at least different. Which of these quotes by famous authors did you like the best? Let me know in the comments section!

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