“All this happened, more or less.” #bannedbooksweek

My contribution to #bannedbooksweek 2014 is a simple list of my favourite quotes from 9 band books which I’ve read.


“In life you’ll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it’s because they’re stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance… Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.”

Clockwork Orange

“When a man cannot chose, he ceases to be a man.”

Fahrenheit 451

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”

Lord of the Flies

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.”

Handmaid's Tale

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.”

American Pyscho

“We buy balloons, we let them go.”

Slaughterhouse 5

“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”


“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”

Naked Lunch

“You see, control can never be a means to any practical end…It can never be a means to anything but more control…like junk..”

And so, if you want to read some of these , for free, check out: http://www.openculture.com/2014/09/read-14-banned-classic-novels-free-online.html 

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale


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