BRITAIN’s top 10 quotes from British authors

Here are BRITAIN’s top 10 favourite quotes from British authors.

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Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, Hay-on-Wye.

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”
George Orwell

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.”
Iris Murdoch

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
Roald Dahl

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J. K. Rowling

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”
C. S. Lewis

“Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.”
Philip Pullman

“An idea, like a ghost … must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”
Charles Dickens

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”
Jane Austen

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
Emily Brontë

 

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