Best Life Changing Literature Excerpts
What literature do you remember reading that changed your life? If you’re like most people, you don’t have an answer to this question because the answer doesn’t exist. There are no life-changing literature excerpts because all writing influences someone in some way and has the potential to change their lives for the better if they read it at the right time and with the right attitude. Here are the 10 best life changing literature excerpts you’ve never heard of.
Get Back to the Classics
In today’s digital world, it can be easy to lose touch with what actually matters. We can get caught up in a fast-paced lifestyle of meetings and emails and let books become an afterthought. After all, how many articles have you read lately that was as insightful as these literary quotes? From Kurt Vonnegut to Stephen King to Maya Angelou, these authors wrote words so powerful they make you want to turn off your computer right now and pick up a book.
I love short stories because they are so easy to pick up and put down, but also have a way of building upon one another. The following three short stories are guaranteed to change your perspective on life. All three are written by Ernest Hemingway, my favorite author; they prove his unique ability to construct a story that is simple yet complex.
Although it’s been a hit or miss for me in my own life, I’ve found myself returning to poetry again and again over my lifetime. Poetry is an amazing way to get yourself thinking creatively about your life and what you really want from it. Here are three pieces of poetry that have had quite an impact on me
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor. I would like to say that you are beautiful and that I love you, but beauty and love put in their most naked and virginal words have already disappeared from my mind. This excerpt from one of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories won’t be for everyone, but there’s no denying its power. The good man is hard to find recognizes evil more easily than it sees goodness. In stark contrast with Flannery O’Connor’s tone is Ernest Hemingway’s detachment: It was a pleasure to burn. It sounds like a cold thing to say, but Hemingway meant it as a compliment.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34) The words that Jesus Christ uttered on his crucifixion are not only among his most memorable but also among his most important. For by understanding their power and significance, we are able to better understand many of our deepest concerns in life. While many people refer to them as his last words—and indeed they were—the saying lacks a full appreciation for how rich these few words actually are; in fact, they could be considered some of Christ’s first words. As such, it is worth examining them more closely in order to better understand their meaning.
Literature is filled with life-changing passages. Whether you read them as part of your literature studies, or in your personal time, reading the right passage at the right time can have an impact on you that lasts the rest of your life. Here are some of the best literature excerpts that change your life in one way or another…Literature is filled with life-changing passages. Whether you read them as part of your literature studies, or in your personal time, reading the right passage at the right time can have an impact on you that lasts the rest of your life. Here are some of the best literature excerpts that change your life in one way or another…