Most of us enjoy a good read, whether it is a novel that moves us to tears, a play that intrigues or a poem that rouses our passions, a piece of well-written literature can have an impact on our emotions, on our behaviour and on our value-systems. But, there are very few of us who can recall a piece of writing verbatim.
There are specific quotes however, that stay with us. Below are seven quotes from popular novels. See if you can guess the work they come from.
Answers are below….
CLUE #1: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.”
CLUE #2: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
CLUE #3: “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
CLUE #4: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
CLUE #5: “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
CLUE #6: “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
CLUE #7: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
ANSWER #1: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
ANSWER #2: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkein
ANSWER #3: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
ANSWER #4: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
ANSWER: #5: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
ANSWER #6: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
ANSWER #7: The Tempest, William Shakespeare