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Powerful Quotes From Banned Books

Books often hold a unique view of the world, of people, of life. And, when books are banned, whether for language, themes, or content matter, people can miss out on the messages these books hold. So, take a look at some powerful quotes from banned books.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee

“More was revealed in a human face than a human being can bear face to face.”

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest / Ken Kesey
powerful quotes from banned books: more was revealed in a human face than a human being can bear face to face.

“We gained control of many things, but we had to let go of others.”

The Giver / Lois Lowry

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee

“We thought we had such problems. How were we to know we were happy.”

The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood

“Of course they needed to care, it was the meaning of everything.”

The Giver / Lois Lowry
Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.

“You never know ahead of time what something’s really going to be like.”

Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Patterson

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Maybe there is a beast, maybe it’s only us.”

Lord of the Flies / William Golding

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

“All I know is this: nobody’s very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.”

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest / Ken Kesey

“He lost himself in a maze of thoughts that were rendered vague by his lack of words to express them.”

Lord of the Flies / William Golding

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”

George Orwell

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rules is a person’s conscience.”

To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee
the one thing that doesn't abide by majority rules is a person's CONSCIENCE.

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