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The Most Popular Quotes From Summer's Best Beach Reads

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The Most Popular Quotes From Summer's Best Beach Reads

Before you start packing for your next beach vacation, let these quotes help you decide which summer reads to bring for page-turning entertainment while you're soaking up the sun! 

Beach Reading List:

“They had chosen to make the leap and, having leapt, were delighted to find that the world was even more beautiful than they’d hoped.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.” - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

 "Rather, he found himself inhabiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment." - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

“Meredith immersed herself in the novels. For some reason, fiction hit on the meaning of life so much more concisely than real life itself did.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Fear gripped her like hands around the neck, the way it could only happen in an unfamiliar room in the pitch black of night.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“This time, I whispered that I loved him too. Then, I silently listed all the reason: I loved him for his gentleness. I loved him for being an amazing catch yet still vulnerable enough to be insecure. But most of all, I loved him for loving me.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“She was conscious of being alive and being present: a clear night, a golden beach, good food.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker

“Sometimes you regret the things you do, but they're over and done. Regretting the things you didn't do is tougher because they're still out there, haunting you with the what ifs.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker

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12 Quotes for Bookworms to Celebrate Read Across America Day

Read Across America is an annual reading and motivation awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss. To honor Dr. Seuss and all that his books have done to foster young creative minds, we've assembled 12 bookworm quotes. Read on and Happy Read Across America Day!

"We read to know we're not alone." - William Nicholson

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." - William Styron

"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." - Voltaire

"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul." - Joyce Carol Oates

"It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it." - Oscar Wilde

"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable." - Louisa May Alcott

"Reading brings us unknown friends." - Honoré de Balzac

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." - Victor Hugo

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

"Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

Related: In case you missed it last week, here are 10 inspirational books to read in 2016.

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10 Inspirational Books to Read in 2016

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10 Inspirational Books to Read in 2016

Reading a good book is one of life's greatest pleasures. Books have the power to stir our deepest emotions, teach us something new, and motivate us to tackle our biggest aspirations. Since there's so many great books out there and so little time, we've put together a list of the top 10 inspirational books for 2016 based on our team's favorites. The list includes classics like Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist to newly released best sellers like Kate Hudson's Pretty Happy. Each one of these has moved us to picture things a little differently and taught us something about ourselves we never knew before. Take a look, find something you love, and enjoy!

Rising Strong By Brené Brown
"Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage." - Brené Brown, Rising Strong

"Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage." - Brené Brown, Rising Strong


"It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back. If I can relax, fear relaxes, too." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

"It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back. If I can relax, fear relaxes, too." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic


"Just because something is valuable doesn’t mean that we need it." - Elle Luna, The Crossroads of Should and Must

"Just because something is valuable doesn’t mean that we need it." - Elle Luna, The Crossroads of Should and Must


"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln


"The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship." - Seth Godin, Cup 38

"The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship." - Seth Godin, Cup 38


"The things that go wrong often make the best memories." - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

"The things that go wrong often make the best memories." - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


"You could say that tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it." - Marie Kondo, Spark Joy

"You could say that tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it." - Marie Kondo, Spark Joy


"By taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams." - Meera Lee Patel, Start Where You Are

"By taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams." - Meera Lee Patel, Start Where You Are


 

 

"Honesty will never break you." - Kate Hudson

"Honesty will never break you." - Kate Hudson

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10 J.K. Rowling Quotes That Will Make Your Life Magical

J.K. Rowling, the novelist who penned the world famous Harry Potter series, understands what life is truly about. While living as a single mother on welfare in Edinburgh, Scotland she began working on her first book of the subsequent series that would become an international sensation. We've curated some of the most inspirational quotes from J.K. Rowling that'll make life feel a little more magical.

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J.K. Rowling

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - J.K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. - J.K. Rowling

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling

Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best. - J.K. Rowling

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. - J.K. Rowling

It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers. - J.K. Rowling

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - J.K. Rowling

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - J.K. Rowling

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition. Your qualifications are not your life. - J.K. Rowling

What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty. - J.K. Rowling

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