We love a good classic quote here at MP, they can move and motivate you. So we’ve put together 10 of the most iconic quotes from some of the best books in the world.

  1. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.” — Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre
  2. “Beware; for I am fearless and therefore powerful.” — Mary ShelleyFrankenstein
  3. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  4. “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” — Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore
  5. “When you play the game of Thrones you win or you die.” — George R. R. MartinA Game of Thrones
  6. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” — Nicole KraussThe History of Love
  7. “’And now,’ cried Max, ‘let the wild rumpus start!’” — Maurice SendakWhere the Wild Things Are
  8. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” — Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Grey
  9. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist
  10. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” — Madeleine L’EngleA Wrinkle in Time