Wednesday, February 4, 2015

6 Quotes that Sum up Literary History

          Snippets, and phrases. Philosophies, and quips. Pages long, and blink-and-you'll-miss-it short.
Quotes are bite-sized pieces of literature. To go. 
They're almost the fast-food of reading, but healthier. 

So here's a quick order of all the most unforgettable quotes in literary history.

Steven Chobsky - The Perks of Being A Wallflower
This quote is a legend of contemporary times, and there is no way you could have avoided hearing about it...even if you've been living under a rock.

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
Looks like I simply cannot write a blog post without mentioning Dickens in it at least once...or is it that he just cannot stay out of my blog?

T.S. Eliot - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
From: tumblr. com
Yes, T.S. Eliot you apparently did, because that poem has indeed changed lives and maybe even diverted fate a couple of times..

Anne Frank - The Diary of A Young Girl
This coming from a girl in the middle of a genocide. This coming from a girl hiding from men who were wont to kill her because of her name, her religion, her ways of life.
      Nobody can stress the significance of this quote enough.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
If you weren't forced to read this book in high school, you must have at least gotten a glimpse of its recent(ish) blockbuster remake, starring Leonardo Dicaprio (of all people).
         This is the perfect nostalgia quote.. The fact that it is in Popular Culture is an added bonus.

I wanted to make this a nice even number (for some reason, I like it when numbers are easily divisible by five - my math classes have scarred my brain in a way that I will never understand), buuut there's just one more quote that will make this fast-food meal a perfect one...

Kurt Vonnegut - God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
And that is all anyone ever really needs to know about life. Really.

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  1. I love these quotes. Hahah looks like you are a fan of Dickens. I tried so hard to read A Tale of Two Cities but I just can't get through it. I fell asleep soon after reading. xD

    1. I totally understand why would say that...the first section is sluggish; the second section is amazing, and the last one is pure awesomeness, but you kinda need to stick around a bit.
      Les Miserables is that book for me - I was just a couple hundred pages in before I quit.

      Thanks for reading!

    2. I guess I'll give it another try. I have trouble with classics in general. I tried to read The Picture of Dorian Gray but stopped at the part where the three man are talking about the picture or something. At least, I got further than Dickens'. I hope one day I can really read and enjoy a good classic.

    3. Picture of Dorian Gray is a bit intense; I've actually only read it once..
      For your first classic I would suggest A Secret Garden by Frances Higson Burnett (you know the tale of the children's rhyme "Mary Mary Quite Contrary"), it was my first classic, and I loved it!

    4. Oh, I've read Secret Garden before! I love it! I think it might be my first classics too.

    5. So The Secret Garden wins the best first classic contest :)

    6. Btw, I tagged you! That means you have some questions to answer! xD
      To see the full questionnaire, head on here:Questionaire Book Tag.
      Looking forward to be reading your answers! Have fun! :D