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Literary quotes to cure a bad mood

We've dusted down the Stylist bookshelf in search of comforting and uplifting quotes. From Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and Maya Angelou, peruse our selection of inspirational lines from literary greats, in the hope that it might just vanish away your bad mood...

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  • Literary quotes to cure a bad mood

    "After all, tomorrow is another day"

    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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    "I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'"

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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    "Life is sometimes sad and often dull, but there are currants in the cake, and here is one of them"

    The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

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    "That is one good thing about this world ... there are always sure to be more springs."

    Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    "'We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. 'Even longer,' Pooh answered."

    Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

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    "The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right."

    Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli

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    "Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance."

    One Day by David Nicholls

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    "Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!"

    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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    ""But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope"

    Middlemarch by George Eliot

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    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes."

    Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli

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    "I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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    ""So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains."

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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    "When the good is a furlong off, and we with our beetle eyes can only see three inches, it takes some confidence in general principles to pull us through"

    The Stark Munro Letters, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    "The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on."

    The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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    "As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life."

    Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

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    "I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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    "Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there."

    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

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    "In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart"

    The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

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    "I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily."

    The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket

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    "She would tell him what she wanted in her life -- her hopes and dreams for the future -- and he would listen intently and then promise to make it all come true. And the way he said it made her believe him, and she knew how much he meant to her"

    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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    "Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars"

    P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

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    "'Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.'"

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

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    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

    Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

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    "You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate."

    Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

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    "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."

    Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou