The Most Shareable Quotes from Books Revealed!

Announcing the Quote Vote Winner!
Category: Reading

For Book Week Scotland 2015, we wanted to find the quote people most wanted to share with their families and friends. We asked the public to send their favourite quotes, and (with difficulty) we managed to whittle down those offerings to a shortlist of 40.

Nearly 1,000 people from 20 different countries voted, and here’s the top 10:




I am your master... and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.
Outlander Vol. 1, Diana Gabaldon


Sunset Song
You hated the land and the coarse speak of the folk and learning was brave and fine one day and the next you’d waken with the peewits crying across the hills, deep and deep, crying in the heart of you and the smell of the earth in your face, almost you’d cry for that, the beauty of it and the sweetness of the Scottish land and skies.
Sunset Song
, Lewis Grassic Gibbon


The Twits
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
The Twits, Roald Dahl


And I Still Rise

You may shoot me with your words, 
You may cut me with your eyes, 
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
And Still I Rise, Maya Angelou


The Crow Road
It was the day my grandmother exploded.
The Crow Road, Iain Banks


The dead don't go till you do, loved ones.
The dead are still here holding our hands.
Darling, Jackie Kay


The Little White Bird

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
The Little White Bird, J. M. Barrie


Harry Potter
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling


Little Prince
It is only with the heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
The Little Prince, Antoine de St Exupéry


You suffer from the oldest delusion in politics. You think you can change the world by talking to a leader. Leaders are the effects, not the causes of changes.
Lanark, Alasdair Gray

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