Simon and Schuster: Most beautiful quotes

In honor of Simon & Schuster’s centennial anniversary, they have released a list of 100 titles that best represent the depth of their publications. Here are some of the most beautiful quotes that have captivated readers.

  1. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . .And one fine morning——
    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    —The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. “Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
    “Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
    “Yes. I want to ruin you.”
    “Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
  3. Judas bowed his head. After a moment he asked, “If you had to betray your master, would you do it?”
    Jesus reflected for a long time. Finally he said, “No, I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to. That is why God pitied me and gave me the easier task: to be crucified.”
    ― Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ
  4. “Everybody that went away suffered a broken heart. “I’m coming back some day,” they all wrote. But never did. The old life was too small to fit anymore.”
    ― Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
  5. “Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten, you’ll still have your stars.”
    ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
  6. “Indeed, cancer’s emergence in the world is the product of a double negative: it becomes common only when all other killers themselves have been killed.”
    ― Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies
  7. “It stays with me, a bruise in the memory that hurts when I touch it.”
    ― Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
  8. “Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her. But if anyone had asked him, he would have answered that he didn’t. And not after either.”
    ― Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
  9. “Mom didn’t get better. But I will.”
    ― Jennette McCurdy, I’m Glad My Mom Died
    You can see their list here: Simon & Schuster Celebrating 100 Years


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