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The most highlighted quotes in popular e-books revealed by Amazon Kindle

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Whether published in 1868 or 2008, our favourite books stick with us and we often can't resist sharing the passages and quotes we love with others.

Now Amazon has revealed to The Atlantic that it keeps an eye on what is most often highlighted by Kindle readers in its most popular e-books, and the results are rather interesting, from more recent hits such as The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, to classics from Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott.

While it can't be known why people chose each passage in particular, it's clear some are gems of advice begging to be passed on, while others (such as The Hunger Games) might simply serve as a potted synopsis.

Did your favourite quote make it? Check out the gallery below.

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