Quotable Quotes of Classic Fiction

Classic fiction is littered with memorable quotes: quotable quotes that tell timeless universal truths and quotes that will pop up on trivia quizzes and academic decathlons. Here’s a few of my favorites…


10. Catcher in the Rye: JD Salinger
“Ask her if she keeps all her kings in the back row.”   

  9. Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen
It is a truth universally that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

 8. Tale of Two Cities: Charles Dickens
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

7. Gone with the Wind: Margaret Mitchell
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

6. Hamlet: William Shakespeare
“To be or not to be, that is the question.”

 5. To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view; until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

4. The Outsiders: SE Hinton 
 “Maybe the two worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.”

3. Little Women: Louisa May Alcott
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

 2. Horton Hatches the Egg: Dr. Seuss
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one hundred percent.”

1. The Wizard of Oz: L. Frank Baum
 “A heart is not judged by how much you love but by how much you are loved by others.”

Do you have any quotable quotes to add to the list?

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