Quotes from Literature
Join Us:
Google+ Facebook Twitter

Welcome to LitQuotes - Sourced Quotes from Literature

Over 2,600 Sourced Quotes from Literature

If you love literature or quotes this is the place for you! This literary reference site features quotations sourced quotes from literature.

At the LitQuotes Blog . . .
If they ever WERE there, they ARE there still!
November 22nd, 2015
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes

Don’t ever think the poetry is dead in an old man because his forehead is wrinkled, or that his manhood has left him when his . . . read more

Thinking of Paris
November 14th, 2015
Thinking of Paris

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. ~ The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

15 Inspirational Quotes from Literature
November 9th, 2015
Inspirational Quotes

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. ~ The Awakening by Kate Chopin … and 14 other inspirational quotes

Random Quotes, Daily Quote and More

  • Visit the LitQuotes blog to see site news, literary news, LitQuotes in movies, LitQuotes in TV and more. 
  • Daily Quote - Daily quotation from literature
  • Random Quote - View a random quote from our large collection of over 2,600 quotes.
  • Random Words of Wisdom Quote - This page gives you sage thinking from some trusted sources. Maybe you'll get a quote from Charles Dickens, Mark Twain or George Eliot. Our Words of Wisdom collection contains entries from unexpected sources like Bram Stoker and Algernon Blackwood.
  • Random Funny Quote - Need a laugh?  Click the link to view a random funny quote from our large collection of humorous quotes.
  • Random Love Quote - Love quotes are so popular!  What love quote will you get?
  • Random Spooky Quote - It'll give you the shivers!
  • New Quotes - Check out the newest additions to our quotations database. 

Quote Photos You Can Share

Visit the LitQuotes blog to see them all.

Love Quotes Mark Twain Quotes

What Makes LitQuotes Different?

Unlike other quotations websites, all of the quotes here are sourced and verified.  The quotations are selected by real people and added to the quotations topics manually.  This also gives us the ability to share some unusual quote topics with our readers.  Examples include love gone bad quotes, smelly quotes (honestly, just take a look) and words of wisdom from literature.

Because our quotes are sources, you can search the quotations database by title, subject or author.

Quotes from Literature by Topic

Quotes from Literature by Title

Quotes from Literature by Author

8 Ways to Use Literary Quotes
  1. Put your favorite quotation in your email signature.
  2. Add quotations to greeting cards you send to friends and family.
  3. Inspirational or humorous quotations can be great mood lifters.
  4. Quotations are a great addition to essays, speeches, brochures or any type of presentation.
  5. People who journal can use quotations to help mark a moment or as a starting point when exploring an issue.
  6. Quotes can help keep us on track when the going gets rough.
  7. Share quotes with your book group.
  8. Post quotes on Facebook or Twitter


~ LitQuotes ~