World Book Day: Best Quotes on Books That Will Certainly Inspire You to Get Hands-on ASAPApril 23, 2019 10:33
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April 23 is observed as World Book Day and it is no less than a fete for all the bookworms from getting your hands on the books you wanted badly since long on a special offer to turning up to events organized to mark the day.
Books are best friends. Books are a companion. Like a good company, a good book can enrich one’s mind with great thoughts and knowledge. It has the power to change us and help us unleash our full potential.
The aforementioned proverbs don’t make soundness of judgment until you make the first move of reading a book that awakens you.
World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book is celebrated on April 23, 2019.
The annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright was first celebrated in 1995.
The idea to dedicate a day to books was first thought by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andres as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes, widely regarded as the greatest Spanish writer on his birth anniversary (October 7) and again on his death anniversary (April 23.) However, UNESCO locked on to April 23, which is also the death anniversaries of notable writers such as William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
One can perceive a collection of exciting one-liners from the great authors of all time that can certainly trigger some enlightenment.
1.“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
2.“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
3.“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
- Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
- H.Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
6.It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
- André Gide, Autumn Leaves
7.“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8.When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.
- Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
9.It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
10.Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
If you find these quotes thoroughly arousing curiosity then go and grab one without further ado!
By Sowmya Sangam