Literature has a mighty power — somehow, by arranging 26 letters into words and arranging those words into sentences, authors are able to write books that make us feel happy, sad, afraid, overjoyed, and everything in between.
So, we want to know some of your favorite lines in literature — specifically, the ones that fill you with a sense of hope whenever you read them.
Maybe it was the epic conclusion to Harry Potter that was summed up in these three words: “All was well.”
Perhaps it’s the final line in Alexander Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo that shines a positive light on human nature: “All human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.'”
Or maybe it’s this line from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline that quells all our fears: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Or maybe it was the bittersweet moment in Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower: “So, if this does end up being my last letter, please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And I will believe the same about you. Love always, Charlie.”
Needless to say, the lines in books can leave an impact on us that runs deeper than the ink on a page.
So tell us which quotes from books instill YOU with a sense of hope — and why — in the comments below, and you could be featured in a TheNews.Top Community post or video!