Only 1 in 23 People Can Complete These Famous Book Quotes!


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About This Quiz

Do you think you can take on a literary quotes quiz and come out on top? Literature has been an important part of the culture around the world for centuries. Some literature reflects the culture of its time perfectly, while some was light years ahead, setting the stage for character types, plots and patterns that would repeat throughout all of media in ways the authors could never have imagined. Many of the tropes and characters of your favorite TV shows, video games and more can be traced back to books. In fact, many are even directly based on a particular title. 

Certain quotes from books have transcended even their original texts. Some are quoted by people around the world regularly. Occasionally, people will use one of these famous quotes without even realizing it. Whether you are an avid bibliophile, a casual reader, or would rather wait for the movie, there is a chance that you have heard these famous book quotes. They have inspired many people over the years to create and read.  

If you are sharp as a tack and ready to read between the lines, give this quiz a shot and see if you can finish some famous book quotes correctly! 

"Everything was beautiful and nothing _________."

This quote comes from "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is famous for his novels dealing with science-fiction and the absurd.


"You don’t have to _________ forever, you just have to _________."

This quote comes from the children's book "Tuck Everlasting." It is by Natalie Babbitt.


"Not all those who _______ are lost."

This is a quote from the fantasy trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." It is by J.R.R. Tolkien.


"Even the darkest ________ will end and the sun will rise."

This is a quote from the novel "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo. It is a story of redemption that has been turned into a successful musical and film.


"For to have ________ is to have wings."

This is a quote from Peter Pan. The character and story was originally created by JM Barrie.


"Of course, it is happening inside your _________, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

This is a famous quote from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling. It is the final book in the series.


"Beware; for I am __________, and therefore powerful."

This quote is from the novel "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. She wrote what many people consider to be one of the first science fiction novels as a teenager.


"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ___________."

This quote is from the novel "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. This novel explores the lives of four sisters.


"And the rest is rust and ___________."

This quote is from the novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. This controversial book is told from the point of view of a man who develops a tragic obsession with his stepdaughter.


"Stay _______, ponyboy."

This quote is from S. E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders." It is a popular book read in many American schools.


"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek ____________ and find your liberty."

This is a quote from "Dune" by Frank Herbert. It is the first of a series of sci-fi epics with a cult following.


"Great men are not _________ great. They grow great."

This is a quote from "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. This crime novel centers around a fictional Mafia family.


"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they _________ for."

This is a quote from "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. This award-winning classic is often read in American schools.


"It takes something more than _________ to act intelligently."

This quote is from the novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Russian tragedy deals with the implications of a peculiar supposed murder.


"And in that moment I swear we were __________."

This quote is from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. This coming of age novel was made into a successful film.


"Whatever our _______ are made of, his and mine are the same."

This quote is from the book "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. This is her first and only novel.


"It does not do to dwell on __________ and forget to live."

This quote is from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling. It is said by Albus Dumbledore.


“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the _________.”

This quote is from the novel "The Great Gatsby." It was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and has come to define the Jazz Age.


“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the ________, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

This is an excerpt from "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. It is the tale of a tragic love story.


“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall ________: slowly, and then all at once.”

This is a quote from "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green. In this novel, two ill teens fall in love.


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to ________ the world.”

This is a quote from "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl." She wrote it while hiding from the Nazis, who would eventually find and kill her.


"I took a deep ________ and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am."

This is a quote from "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath. The troubled American poet is famous for her struggle with mental health.


“Get busy living or get busy _________.”

This is a quote from "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption." This novella by Stephen King was turned into an award-winning movie.


“And now that you don’t have to be _________, you can be good.”

This is a quote from the novel "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck. The book is abut two families.


“There are _________ in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”

This is a quote from Bram Stoker's "Dracula." This vampire novel brought the vampire to the attention of the western world.


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold __________ inside you."

This quote comes from "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. It is her autobiography.


"Grown-ups never __________ anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

This quote comes from "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This novella tells the story of an adult meeting their inner child.


"It's only after we've lost __________ that we're free to do anything."

This quote is from the novel "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk. This novel is a satirical novel about a mentally ill man with a secret he keeps even from himself.


"Do I dare disturb the ___________?"

This quote is from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot. It is a 140 line poem.


"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to __________ humbly for one."

This quote is from "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. This novel follows a troubled young man playing hooky in New York City.


"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a completely _________ person then."

This quote comes from "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. This was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a math teacher.


"Many that live deserve ____________. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?"

This quote comes from "The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is spoken by the wizard Gandalf.


"He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day ___________ will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.'"

"The Count of Monte Cristo" is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It follows the fall and vengeful rise of a man falsely accused of crimes.


"What are men to rocks and ___________?"

This quote comes from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." This novel of manners is one of the most popular English language books ever written.


"The ________ of your lips rewrite history."

This quote comes from "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. This gothic horror novel is the only novel published by Wilde.


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