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50 Empowering Quotes from Fictional Female Characters Infographic is Everything You Ever Wanted

Badass female characters give life to works of literature, film, and art in general. From the outspoken feminists in Jane Austen’s Victorian novels to the modern-day trailblazers in action films, female representation in art, and their empowering messages, has inspired generations of audiences throughout time.  Thanks to an infographic published by Playground Equipment, the empowering words spoken by the most influential female characters will continue to be celebrated. Here are 50 Empowering Quotes From Fictional Female Characters!





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Note: The quote from The Fault in Our Stars is actually said by Augustus Waters. In addition, some of these quotes are spoken by fictional characters inspired by real-life figures. For example, Margaret Thatcher is a real woman, however the quote included in the infographic is from the fictional character in The Iron Lady who is based on the real-life Thatcher. 



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10 Lemony Snicket Quotes About Reading That Are Wickedly Accurate

Author Lemony Snicket is widely known for his iconic series A Series of Unfortunate Events, a series which has taught readers perseverance, the incredible bonds between siblings, and to keep an eye out for devious caretakers who may or may not adorn different disguises to trick you.


Above all, perhaps, through his insightful advice on and off paper, Snicket has offered readers one particularly important lesson: the value of books. Here are ten  Lemony Snicket quotes about reading that are wickedly accurate:




“Well-read people are less likely to be evil.” 


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”



“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.” 



“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.” 


“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”



“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”



“A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.” 


“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”


“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.” 



“The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight…When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author.”



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10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

It’s finally June; the first month where it really starts to feel like summer! Now is the perfect time to grab your favorite book, pop on over to the nearest park, take root under a tree, and read while you soak up the sun.


And, what better way to celebrate the month of June than with the works of an author born this very month? Let’s say happy birthday to these ten Geminis and Cancers!



Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)


Thomas Hardy

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Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.



Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926)


Allen Ginsberg

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Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.



Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943)


Nikki Giovanni

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There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.


Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928)


Maurice Sendak

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Why my needle is stuck in childhood, I don’t know. I guess that’s where my heart is.


Anne Frank (June 12, 1929)


Anne Frank

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.


William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865)



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Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.


Joyce Carol Oates (June 16, 1938)


Joyce Carol Oates

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We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.


Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947)


Octavia E. Butler

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I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.


George Orwell (June 25, 1903)


George Orwell

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The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.


Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712)


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.




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Ten Inspirational Quotes from Fantasy Novels

Books have the amazing ability to inspire readers to improve their personalities, to face their fears, to make difficult choices and achieve their goals. Fantasy writers, especially, have their characters’ actions and words reveal to readers how they can not only be taken to an entirely different world but also face any challenge that life throws at them and come out better people. 

Here are some quotes from famous fantasy novels that can definitely inspire readers to be the best that they can be.


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets





“Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” – C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 



“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones





“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.”- J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring




“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go in till you come to the end: then stop.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland



“Just remember who you are… The world will try to change you into someone else. Don’t let them. That’s the best advice anyone can give you.” – Cinda Williams Chima, The Warrior Heir



“I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” -Neil Gaiman, American Gods



“Go and you will see that nothing is as wonderful as our dreams can make it” – Carolyn Turgeon, Mermaid



“Affection is when we can’t find any flaws in the other. Maybe I could if I really wanted to, but I don’t want to, I accept you as you are.” – Erika M. Szabo, Acceptance 



“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit



Hopefully these quotes can inspire you to live better and be better everyday. 






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