15 Book Quotes for Kickass People

By Monserrat Irazoqui

There’s nothing that I love more than learning, and one of my favorite methods of learning is reading books. Whenever I grab a book to read it, I also grab a highlighter to mark the quotes that speak to me. So, I decided to share with you my 15 favorite quotes from the books I’ve read so far this year. Now, I read all kinds of books so don’t be weirded out if there are odd books in this list that you wouldn’t think would hold some sort of wisdom. Every book as well as every person has something to teach you, you just have to be open to learn.

  1. “The world needs more rebels.” -Phil Knight, Shoe Dog
  2. “The cowards never started and the weak died along the way.”- Phil Knight, Shoe Dog
  3. “You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.”- Quote from the movie The Bucket List, mentioned in Shoe Dog
  4. “No deadline for a new life.”- Karl Lagerfeld, The World According to Karl
  5. “The essential thing in life is to reinvent oneself.”- Karl Lagerfeld, The World According to Karl
  6. “Looking effortless takes a lot of effort.”- Alexa Chung, It
  7. “The source of our strength is the person we know ourselves to be.”- Grit by Angela Duckworth
  8. “The universe favors the brave.”- The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  9. “Compete against your own self.”- The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  10. “Small victories lead to big victories.”- The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  11. “Fear is the instinct that stops people from doing what they know will set them free.”- The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie
  12. “People will try to bring you down, you must never let them break you.”- Kanye West, God & Monster by Mark Beaumont
  13. “Each of us is the architect of our own future. Each of us is responsible for finding our own way.”- Khloe Kardashian, Strong Looks Better Naked
  14. “Another person’s success doesn’t diminish my own.”- Khloe Kardashian, Strong Looks Better Naked
  15. “And as I walked on I was lonely no longer. I was a guide, a pathfinder, an original settler.”- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald