Ending sentence with quote

A quotation is a phrase or section of text taken from another source such as an article, book, poem, song, etc., which has been reproduced verbatim in another work (i.e., exactly as it appears in the original source). Quotations are used to support or reinforce points made in the text being written; they also provide evidence for ideas being discussed and provide inspiration for writers’ own creative work. A quote can be used at the end of any type of sentence: declarative, interrogative or imperative.


  1. I’m not sure why, but it just feels right.
  2. That said, I don’t always follow this rule myself. Some writers swear by it; others say it’s best used sparingly.
  3. The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
  4. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
  5. It’s impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
  6. A man who has not lost his childlike heart cannot be a good doctor.
  7. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  8. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
  9. It is not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
  10. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau
  11. “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning
  12. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
  13. “I want to be a writer, but I don’t want to be a writer,” said Zadie Smith.
  14. “The best way to predict your future is to create it,” said Peter F. Drucker.
  15. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book,” said Oscar Wilde, “there are only well-written books and badly-written books.”
  16. “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company,” said Dr. Seuss.
  17. “I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.” —Henry David Thoreau
  18. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest Hemingway
  19. The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. Winston Churchill
  20. A woman’s place is in the house, and the Senate. Geraldine Ferraro
  21. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. Edward Langley
  22. The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. William Gibson
  23. One dream is to be able to take a nap without having a dream. It would be wonderful if we could sleep and not have dreams at all. — Salvador Dali
  24. You are what you do, not what you say.— Confucius
  25. “I love to eat, I love to eat. I love to eat chocolate cake.”
  26. “The most important thing is that we should strive to be happy, as it is in our power to be so.” — Aristotle
  27. They’re like tattoos. They’re fun, but they don’t mean anything.
  28. What if I got a tattoo that said ‘Friends are forever?’
  29. I’d get it lasered off.
  30. “All that we’re seeing is the end of an era.” – Bill Gates
  31. “I can’t imagine life without music.” – John Lennon
  32. “To be successful, you must believe in yourself. And I believe I can fly.” – R. Kelly
  33. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” Carlos Castaneda
  34. There are no good or bad experiences, just experiences. And we have the choice to learn and grow from them or not.
  35. “You are not your mind, you are not your thoughts, you are not your emotions, you are not your body. You are the awareness behind all of those things, observing them as they come and go.” Eckhart Tolle
  36. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” Mark Twain
  37. “Life is a sum total of small pleasures, little satisfactions, petty victories.”
  38. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
  39. “We didn’t get into the software business. We got into the computer business.” – Bill Gates
  40. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok
  41. “I can’t believe it,” I said softly, shaking my head in disbelief at what I was seeing and hearing before me.
  42. “The United States is the only country in the world that is founded on a written constitution.” -Thomas Jefferson
  43. “I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” -George H. W. Bush
  44. “There is no such thing as an unsinkable ship.” -Captain Edward John Smith, RMS Titanic
  45. “And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  46. I’m not going to say who I am,” she said. “But I can tell you I’m from Australia.
  47. I’ve been called many things,” he said, “but never ‘short.’
  48. That’s the kind of thing we need to do more often,” Sasha said. “It doesn’t cost anything and it’s fun.
  49. I’ll believe it when I see it,” she said, “but I hope so.
  50. It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
  51. You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.
  52. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. George Burns
  53. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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