Category: Quotes

10 Delightful Quotes from Doris Day

Silver screen veteran and beloved starlet Doris Day, known for her role as Calamity Jane, among many, many others, has passed away aged ninety-seven. The actress, singer and animal rights campaigner was one of cinema’s most lauded stars, and tributes have been flowing in since her death was announced this morning. Here at Bookstr, we want to honor Doris Day with ten of her most delightful, inspirational quotes.



I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.

If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.

If I’d find a dog, I’d try to find the owner, of course, but it was mine! I just can’t live without them; I love them so much. I have cats, too. People call me all the time and say, ‘We know of a couple of cats people don’t care for,’ and I say, ‘Bring them!’ That’s it – two words. I’m always open for that.

I always feel a rise in my scalp or in the backs of my wrists when something is special, whether it be a song or a man.

Any girl can look glamorous… just stand there and look stupid.

Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.

I’m going to do as much as I can for the animal world, and I’ll never stop.




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5 Amazing Quotes from the ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere

With the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones comes increased drama, more fight sequences, and an all out battle for the Iron Throne. In addition, we get to add some hot new quotes to our list of favorites from the series.


1. “At least your balls won’t freeze off.” – Tyrion Lannister


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We can always trust everyone’s favorite dwarf to find the humor in a situation, and making fun of Lord Varys is his favorite past-time. As clever as Tyrion is, he has definitely graced the list of favorite quotes more than once. He makes us laugh, he gets us to wise up, and he even encourages our wine habits. I can’t wait to see what comes of his character this season, and he’s definitely off to a great start at the beginning of this episode.


2. “I’m waiting for an old friend.” – Bran Stark



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Bran Stark was clearly the queen of drama on last night’s episode. He was there watching whenever someone did anything, and the kid knows everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen. So when he’s waiting outside for someone’s appearance, we don’t question it. He is a little weird after gaining all of these abilities. But when Jamie Lannister walks into Winterfell it becomes clear just who Bran is looking for. The show comes to an end with the two in an epic stare down, and who are we kidding, Bran totally won.


3. “If you want a whore, buy one. If you want a queen, earn her.” – Cersei Lannister


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As much as we all hate her as a queen, we have to admit when Cersei is the queen. After delivering his fleets that Cersei paid for, he is more preoccupied with getting into her pants than actually winning a battle. It is almost as if neither of these two realize just how desperate the situation is to win the war against the dead. Cersei, however, is not amused by Euron’s attempts and shuts him down real quick. Well, until she gives in and takes him to bed anyway.


4. “Have you ever used it?” “Once or twice.” – Jon Snow/Arya Stark


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Over the last seven seasons, we have watched Arya use the sword Jon gave her, Needle, to take down anyone who has stood in her way on the road back home to Winterfell. She even manages to get revenge on the whole Frey family using the skills she learned in Braavos from the Faceless Man. I’m not sure if it’s false modesty on how bad ass she is or if she is trying to stay as innocent as possible in big brother’s eyes. (We know he’s not her brother, but she doesn’t know that yet.)


5. “You gave up your crown to save your people. Would she do the same?” – Samwell Tarly


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With the big reveal to Jon Snow about his true lineage, this was the question on everyone’s mind. It’s been clear since Jon made the decision to join the Night’s Watch that he had no desire to hold titles or crowns, but how does knowing his lineage change that? He was named Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch just two seasons before being named King of the North. As a bastard, this is as far-fetched a dream as being brought back to life from the dead. Well, he did that, too. Why is this quote so pivotal though? It proves just how much Sam doesn’t trust Daenerys as his queen. It will be super interesting to see how this changes the dynamic of Jon and Dany’s relationship, but I am much more eager to see how this changes Jon’s desires.

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13 Author Quotes For This Year’s Day Of Happiness

This week we celebrate the International Day of Happiness, and the theme for this year is “Happier Together”.


Sometimes it can be a challenge to stay connected with one another, even if we do care. Here are some quotes from authors that inspire us to hold on tighter to the people that bring us happiness.




  1. Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook)

“If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”


There are those people who you can just spend time with for hours upon hours and never get tired of them! Never forget those people, they are a big part of the happiness in your life. Just try to be kind when you tell them to stop talking.


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2. Criss Jami

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

-Criss Jami, Venus in Arms


Relationships, of all types, can be work and there will be issues in the beginning, but many times taking time for the people you love and sharing happiness in life, as best as you can, will be worth it in the end.


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3. Fred Rogers (a.k.a Mister Rogers)

Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.
― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember


Some advice from everyone’s favorite neighbor Mister Rogers. Let’s be kind to one another, and never forget how to love and live happily.


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4. Christopher Pike

“Relationships are mysterious. We doubt the positive qualities in others, seldom the negative. You will say to your partner: do you really love me? Are you sure you love me? You will ask this a dozen times and drive the person nuts. But you never ask: are you really mad at me? Are you sure you’re angry? When someone is angry, you don’t doubt it for a moment. Yet the reverse should be true. We should doubt the negative in life, and have faith in the positive.”
― Christopher Pike, Remember Me


It’s a fact of life. Someone out there loves you. Believe in that, and in the positive, and you will find that happiness will come to you with more ease.


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5. Kurt Vonnegut

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage


Loneliness should not be an option. Let’s all come together and share joy in each other’s company.


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6. John Donne

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
― John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose


What John Donne is saying in these famous lines is that no one can live completely without others, and a loss of life is not just sad for the family, but human kind overall.

So let’s all be open to all people, not just our circle of people. That’s not to say I want everyone to befriend strangers at random, but it’s always good to have a community of people if possible.


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7. C.S. Lewis (wrote The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)

Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another, “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


Life is meant to be shared with others, and who better to share it with than your friends.


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8. Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain


Couldn’t have said it better myself.


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9. Elbert Hubbard

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
― Elbert Hubbard


No one is perfect, but everyone deserves someone.


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10. Helen Keller

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
― Helen Keller


Let’s try to be there for one another. Even in the darkest of times, when you’re with the people you love you can find happiness.


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11. E.B. White, from his book Charlotte’s Web

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.
― E.B. White


There are times when friendship is all that’s needed to make a difference in someone’s life.


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12. J. R. R. Tolkien, from his fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


You might not know everyone, but you can still care about them. Even if you’re shires apart.


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13. Rick Riordan from his novel Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
― Rick Riordan


We can’t forget about family, even if they drive us mad. Immortal, mortal, or somewhere in between a loving family will always have your back!


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So go share some happiness with your loved ones today in celebration of this year’s Day of Happiness.


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10 Literary Quotes to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s time to get excited about the new season. Spring symbolizes new beginnings, and the beginning of the warm weather and growth. So here are some quotes to get you excited and inspired on this first day of Spring!


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“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any Spring.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables



“‘Is the Spring coming?’ he said. ‘What’s it like?’…’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the Earth.'”

― Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden



“It’s Spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain



“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre



“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay



“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”

― Ernest Hemingway



“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

― Charles Dickens



“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

― George Santayana



“I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?”

― Edward Giobbi



“But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear.”

― Maya Angelou, The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou


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