Wednesday 27 May 2015


Readers share their favourite quotes from inspirational writers!

Tessa says:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'
Roald Dahl

Michaela says:
'Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book...'
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Stephanie says:
'And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.'
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzshe

Abi says:
'Light can be found in the darkest of places, but only if one remembers to turn on the light.'
JK Rowling, Harry Potter

Louise says:
'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.'
JRR Tolkien

Blue says:
'Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences…'
Sylvia Plath

Laura says:
'I write to find out what I didn't know I knew…'
Robert Frost

Charlotte says:
'Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else.'
JM Barrie

Emily says:
'Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.'
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Aimee says:
'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.'
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Daisy says:
'I am not pretty, I am not beautiful, I am as radiant as the sun.'
Suzanne Collins

Cathy says:
Loving these… do YOU have a fave bookish quote that has really stuck in your mind? COMMENT BELOW to share it!


  1. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (To Kill A Mockingbird)

    "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." (To Kill A Mockingbird)

  2. "I have always imagined paradise would be a kind of library."

    "I don't buy books. I adopt them."

    "A little reading is all the therapy a person needs sometimes."

    "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

    "Books were my friends when no friends were around."

    "Books are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life!"

    This ones my favourite one:

    "A reader lives a thousand lives before he or she dies. The ones who never read will only live one."

  3. So what?... All writers are lunatics!~ Cornelia Funke.
    The only reason you didn't get it this time is because they didn't believe an 11 year old could make up such an amazing story!~ My Nana...
    I'm a messy writer~ Chris Connoughton.

  4. I love all these! Also, "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” - J.K. Rowling

  5. "I don't write because I think I am good at it, I write because I think it's good for me."
    This is my own quote. Writing has helped me so much recently.

    1. Anna, great quote… if you want to expand on it and write a feature on the subject for DREAMCATCHER, email me at

    2. How do I write a feature?

  6. "One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us" -Tessa, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  7. "A book is a device to ignite the imagination".
    -Alan Bennett.

    "These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves".
    -Gilbert Highet.

    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    -Stephen King.

    "Books can be dangerous. the best ones should be labelled 'This one could change your life'".
    -Helen Exley.

    "Money talks. Mine always says 'You wanna go to the book store today?'"

    This one is created by me:

    "People will betray you. People will talk about you behind your back. People will hurt you. Books will stay with you forever. They are loyal, exciting, funny and quiet. They are the ultimate friends. In a world full of books, who needs people?"
    -Anael Suissa, A.K.A ME!



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