Calling out all bookaholics out there…
Pakistan has an incredible fraternity of book lovers. This is one fact to celebrate as nothing can come close to the power and habit of reading. We remember how the British Council libraries in Karachi and Lahore which reopened after 15 years happen to be the much sought-after places for the audience having a fondness for reading to meet and interact.
Let’s begin this article with some good news
We heard that British Council has a really cool digital library too! It’s a wonderful place; the one-stop for entertainment and knowledge. There’s a vast range of content within the library: from magazines like Vogue and The Economist to business school resources, audiobooks, award-winning films, and games.
With that being said, let’s get back to the best book quotes. We compiled a list of thought-provoking quotes that truly relevant in nature to life.
Here we go!
1. Time is priceless, but it’s Free. You can’t own it, you can use it. You can spend it. But you can’t keep it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – Autumn Leaves by Andre Gide
3. Anyone can write history. All it needs is memory. But to write a story you must have the power to dream. – Dozakhnama by Rabisankar Bal
4. If differences can be hidden, perhaps they aren’t differences at all. – Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
Love reading? Join the British Council digital library now for as low as PKR 3500! You can pay from the comfort of your home or via your nearest ATM.
5. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Such spine-chilling quotes are one of the reasons why we love reading! Download best-selling e-books and audiobooks and popular international magazines. That’s not all; you can also stream UK-based films and theatre productions.
6. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope. – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7. I found an inner strength to fight for myself. It was clear that nobody else would. – My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani
8. Come on! Think of Miandad hitting that six off Sharma. If he could do that, you can do this. – Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
Imagine a rainy day, a hot mug of coffee and this book!
9. Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies. – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10. The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves. – In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
Did we miss out on any of your favorite quotes? Tell us in the comments!