Books are an endless source of wisdom and inspiration. Infographics are the web’s favorite form of streaming essential information. Why not combining both?
Luckily, a few years ago a new kind of the visual started to spread across the internet. Quotegraphic is a visual that presents a selection of quotes in a highly entertaining way.
At first glance, it looks like a typical infographic, but you can hardly find any figures or charts inside. What it contains, instead, are inspiring and motivational passages of text, sometimes accompanied by icons and other visual objects.
Oh, and quote infographics are usually very long, as they contain lots of quotes. Modifying Cornelia Funke’s famous thought: quotegraphics have to be long because the whole world’s inside them.
It refers primarily to infographics that collect quotes by famous authors, quotes from books, and quotes about books.
In the list below, you’ll see hundreds of wonderful book quotes. And all that in just a dozen infographics. Click or tap each infographic to see it in the higher resolution. Enjoy!
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14 best quotes from literature in infographics
1. Fifty most inspirational quotes from literature
Prepared by MyPrint247, the visual picks quotes from world’s best-loved books written by the most recognizable authors.
You’ll have a chance to recall some of the most important literary quotes about love, happiness, being, knowledge, writing, life, and other areas.
2. Twenty most inspiring quotes from children’s books
This visual from Quotery was the first one to include a selection of quotes in an impressive infographic-like form. It’s by far the most shared quote infographic so far.
You’ll see here words from Harry Potter, Matilda, and Peter Pan. Hey, adults, it looks like we still have something to learn!
3. Memorable quotes from Dr Seuss
Chloe Effron has designed for Mental Floss the visual that puts together most memorable quotes from books written by the author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
4. Thirty inspirational quotes from young adult literature
Many great writers have created stories that can help guide and comfort young readers as they learn about the world.
The infographic from AAA State of Play is a collection of quotes from beloved works of fiction that can “spark inspiration and provide wisdom no matter your age!”
5. Twenty motivational quotes from young adult books
Young adult books contain wisdom that one long infographic just can’t include. And here is another set of inspiring quotes – this time collected by a YA book review blog Hooked to Books.
Different books, different quotes. Young adult literature is an endless source of inspiration. Everyone can relate to these words of wisdom, no matter the age.
6. Fifteen thought-provoking quotes from literature
The team from Readers, a website dedicated to books and reading, went through classic books to find some of the most beloved characters and their thought-provoking quotes “that will live forever in print and in our hearts.”
You’ll find here thoughts expressed by your favorite book characters. Helen Burns (Jane Eyre), Robert Jordan (For Whom the Bell Tolls), or Jean Louise “Scout” Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) are among them.
7. Thirty inspirational quotes from fictional mentors and teachers
Released by Playground Equipment, this excellent infographic lists quotes from fictional teachers, mentors, and guides.
You’ll meet here Gandalf the Grey from The Lord of the Rings, Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), or The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. “Just as they provided unique insights to their pupils, their words can also enlighten us no matter where we are or where we are headed.”
8. Forty quotes for success from fictional characters
The infographic created by created by Cornerstone On Demand lists most popular quotes originally delivered not by real people, but fictional characters.
The quotes are grouped by topic (leadership, teamwork, innovation, perseverance), and you’ll see here famous characters speaking. Just a few names: Albus Dumbledore, Yoda, Arya Stark, Willy Wonka, Aragorn.
9. Sixteen inspirational quotes from children’s books
Good advice from children’s literature can influence attitude and expectations towards life. They inspire and delight – not only children but also adults.
This infographic was prepared by the AAA State of Play and collects the words of wisdom from The Little Prince, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, or Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat.
“As you relish in the heartfelt lessons and outlandish adventures along with your children, take note of the simple yet magical words that both educate and comfort.”
10. Fifty most quoted Oscar Wilde epigrams
Oscar Wilde resists time. It’s not because he had cursed his portrait to stay young, but because he created hundreds of original thoughts that are clever and timeless.
The infographic, designed for The Guardian by Zhenia Vasiliev and Adam Frost, takes a look at Oscar Wilde’s most lasting lines. It also matches quotes with publications they were used for the first time.
11. Fifty-five insightful quotes from famous writers
Obviously, Oscar Wilde is not the only author to inspire millions of people. Why not taking a look at what other famous authors said or wrote?
Less known, but highly insightful quotes from world’s best authors are visualized in this great infographic from Quotery (again).
The selected quotes are not the most popular ones – yet worth learning and spreading the word!
13. Powerful quotes from comic books
Kids love to play as superheroes, and these quotes can be highly inspirational for them.
Having in mind huge obstacles superheroes face every day (almost as huge as yours), the thoughts they share can be also empowering for adults of all ages.
“Many kids love to play as superheroes, so it is important that they convey noble, uplifting sentiments.”
14. Fifty life quotes from famous book and cartoon characters
From AAA State of Play comes the next infographic that takes a look at the most inspiring quotes from books, cartoons, movies, as well as TV series.
Get inspired by Rafiki, Winnie the Pooh, Cookie Monster, Dumbledore, or Mary Poppins. Oh, you are not a child? Can’t you agree that sometimes, we, adults, get to the point we feel we can’t cope with life problems any longer? All we need is to calm down, restart, and get a fresh new perspective.
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More quote lists to explore:
- 50 most inspirational quotes from books
- 50 timeless quotes from book-loving authors
- 50 motivating quotes about books and reading
- 50 most popular technology quotes
- 50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians
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