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Carlos Ruiz Zafon Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Related topics: Wisdom

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

 

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

Some books leave us free
and some books make us free.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I cannot live without books.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations...
The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.
They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

The things I want to know are in books;
my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
- Abraham Lincoln

Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics
even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each age, it is found, must write its own books;
or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books constitute capital.
A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years.
It is not, then, an article of mere consumption
but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men,
setting out in life, it is their only capital.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

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)

Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

As we light a path for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill


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