Love Confession: 15 Motivational quotes from books that I love

Motivational quotes from books

The way you don’t forget the first sip of alcohol, first love and first time your heart is broken – you don’t forget books that made you laugh, cry and shaped you. It’s time to share motivational quotes from books that changed my outlook towards life.

Hello! I have a confession to make, I am having a love affair. My husband knows about this relationship. How can he not? This love affair may look like an obsession but I am ready to accept it with an open heart. I am in love with books. Words. Stories. I remember my father telling me a story of a monkey and an elephant (Panchtantra stories) before bedtime and that started my love affair. I have a habit of writing date and a thought on the very first page of the book, this is like a baptism for my books. I also used to write quotes in a notebook but now I simply preserve in Pinterest Board.  When I read a great book, I might not connect with a protagonist or storyline or scenes, but I always get connected with impactful lines and passages. Today I thought, I will share some of my favorite motivational quotes from books that changed my outlook towards life.

Great books are inspirational and motivational. These motivational quotes from books guide us to take decisions in life, work and love. If you wish to read the most beautiful sentences literature then read it here.

Motivational Quotes

1.  Stop Judging people, their choices, and actions.

If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone else, you’ll forget your own soul and end up exhausted and defeated by the energy you have wasted in judging others.—  Paulo Coelho, Aleph

2. Read books and re-kindle your imagination. You’ll never feel lonely in the company of books!

“In your books, I have flung myself into the bottomless pit, performed miracles, slain, burned towns, preached new religions, conquered whole kingdoms” ― Anton ChekhovThe Bet

3.  It’s not an end if things don’t go your way!

“Things usually work out in the end.”
“What if they don’t?”
“That just means you haven’t come to the end yet.”
― Jeannette WallsThe Glass Castle

4. If you wait for others to complete you, you’ll never have peace in your mind. Self-love is a prescription for healthy and fulfilling life.

“Love comes like lightning and disappears the same way. If you are lucky, it strikes you right. If not, you’ll spend your life yearning for a man you can’t have.” ― Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniThe Palace of Illusions

5. Love people with open-heart and without any expectation.

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..” ― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

6. Address your emotions, don’t run away from it! 

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” ― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

7.  The only secret to success: Hard work!

“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” ― A.P.J. Abdul KalamWings of Fire: An Autobiography

8. Learn to Let Go! Everything comes with an expiry date.

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ― Paulo CoelhoThe Zahir

9. Instead of looking for happiness, live the moment, experience small things in life – that’s where real happiness exists.

“It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn’t make everything all right. It didn’t make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird’s flight. But I’ll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting. – Amir”
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

10.  Everything comes back to you. Karma!

“The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space, and they will come back to us in due time.”- Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love (Read more quotes from this book here.)

11. Always look situations from other’s perspective. 

“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.” ― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird

12. Stop complaining. Stop negativity. Find Solution!

“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I’ve always believed that if you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

13.Wisdom can’t be taught. Wisdom comes from experience, learning from mistakes, thinking before acting and accepting our true worth and values.

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. A wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” ― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

14. We live in a hyperactive environment so we need to decide what’s important.

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.” —IAIN THOMAS” ― Arianna HuffingtonThrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

15.  Life is a journey!

“Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station.” – Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Which book has changed or shaped you in any way? What is the most powerful and motivational quote that you boosts your day? Please comment and let me know.

Lots of love!


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  1. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of my all-time favorite books! I love sharing it with my freshmen English students. The quote you listed is one of my favorites, along with, “They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and when they do it- seems that only children weep.” I also love, “Delete the adjectives and you’ll have the facts.” Gotta love Atticus!

    1. Can we please consider this book as a timeless classic? Great to know that it is also one of your favorite book. Thanks 🙂

  2. “Things usually work out in the end.”
    “What if they don’t?”
    “That just means you haven’t come to the end yet.”

    Love that.

    To Kill A Mockingbird … omg, one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for sharing these.

    1. I love this book…I am glad that you liked the post. Thanks 🙂

  3. Ah this is amazing! Such great inspo..will have to look up some of them! 🙂

    1. I am glad you liked it…Thanks 🙂

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  5. I like the idea of writing a date and thought on the first page. I sometimes buy used books specifically because there’s a note or inscription in them, but I don’t tend to write anything in my own, except when I buy a book for my husband.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the post! 🙂

  6. This is a great list! The Artist’s Way is a very powerful book in my life that contains lots of inspirational quote like these…my favorite here is #3, but I’m often suggesting things along the lines of #12 to my kids!

  7. This is a great list. I love the quotes/books you picked. I’m going to have to read some of these for sure.

  8. I LOVE quotes. I read a lot and have a notebook of my favorites. Love this post, thanks for sharing.

  9. Those are all wonderful quotes! Harry Potter has had a huge impact in my life in so many ways. I can think of plenty of quotes just from that series that aren’t important to me.

  10. I am me because of me. Sure other help build me up – but if they weren’t in my life, I would still be me and happy AF – It takes a very powerful mindset to come to such revelations though – thus these quotes are so motivating for people who feel less than adequate!

  11. I love these quotes, especially the quote from the glass castle book. It’s so meaningful. People will ask me things like that and this is essentially what I tell them. A great thing to live by!

  12. I don’t think you can ever have to many motivational quotes in your life. I liked the one: “It’s not an end if things don’t go your way. Which is completely true. It’s not over.

  13. Love inspirational quotes. I had to jot a few down to be able to look back on them. Thanks for sharing!

  14. These are great quotes! I’m going to add a few to my collection of inspirational words 🙂 I try to keep a list handy to keep motivated.

  15. Quotes are my favorite. I enjoyed them all but #3 has to be top on my list. I’ll be honest, I haven’t read may books lately so I don’t have a favorite. You have inspired me to try to read more!

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  17. This is such an inspirational post. There are so many great quotes that can come from books to make our lives put in a different perspective.

  18. Thanks for the list. I love reading books when i am alone. Definitely i am going to read some of those. Keep posting this Inspirational Quotes/Books. I bookmarked your blog.

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