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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

Jennifer Donnelly

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Reading became my sanctuary,” Belle continued. “I found so much in those books. I found histories that inspired me. Poems that delighted me. Novels that challenged me…” Belle paused, suddenly self-conscious. She looked down at her hands, and in a wistful voice, said, “What I really found, though, was myself.”

“Isn't that what a good story does? It pulls you in and never lets you go.”

“Keep being the author of your own story. Never let anyone else write it for you again.”

“Life can be so difficult, and stories help us escape those difficulties. It’s all right to lose yourself in one”

“Mirrors only show us what we are. Books show us what we can be.”

“Love isn't idiotic. It's hard and messy, confusing and wonderful. But to love and be loved... that's all that matters.”

“Love - real love - sees with the heart, master. Not with the eyes”

“Your always look for the worst in people," said Love reproachfully. "And I always find it," Death said.”

“Belle hesitated. "What is this place?" she asked. "A bit of magic, like all good books," the man replied. "An escape. A place where you can leave cares and worries behind." He smiled. "At least for a chapter or two.”

“It was more than a book, more than a story. It was like nothing she'd ever known. And everything she'd ever wanted.”

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Book Keywords:

love, freewill, life, choice

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