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The Best Literary Quotes Ever Tattooed


You know the feeling — you read a phrase in a favorite book, and its as if it has been inked permanently on your mind. Of course, some people choose to literally ink odes to their favorite books on their bodies, whether inspired by children’s books or by some of the incredible turns of phrase below, which we’ve chosen for their resonance as well as their beauty. And as you probably know, the web overfloweth with literary tattoos, particularly literary quote tattoos — and certain books tend to spark  more tattoos than others — so we’ve simply chosen our favorites here. If we’ve missed yours, add it to our collection in the comments.

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Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” – Pride and Prejudice