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31 of the most uplifting lines from literature to brighten up even the darkest of days

It’s easy for modern life to get the better of your good mood, especially in this tense political climate.

And even when the times seem easy and no clear problem rears its head, we all have moments when we just find life a little ...difficult. Sometimes getting out bed is struggle enough. 

So when you need a little little extra help picking yourself up, who better to turn to than our favourite authors? Books are the perfect escapism and sometimes their words resonate more than those of our friends or family. 

With that in mind, we’ve collated 31 of the most uplifting quotes from literature, that are guaranteed to put a spring back in your step.

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