At the beginning of some books authors share quotes that have inspired them while writing the book. We, the audience, read the quotes, get into a certain mood, and then start the book, knowing the message that the author aims to convey. It is a very smart way of telling your audience what they can expect from your book, without limiting their imagination.
Quotes can be helpful not only for authors to connect with their audience but also for people who like thinking about topics with a broad perspective.
It is an interesting process to get inspired by a quote that someone has told years before about love, family, friends, or books. We can get ourselves into thinking about a topic in a way that has never occurred to us before.
These are some quotes that are worth pondering:
“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” ~George Eliot
“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ~ Marcel Proust
And among my favorites:
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~ Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)
“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” ~ Toni Morrison (Beloved)