Epigraphs

I am a very big fan of the odd deep and meaningful quote (my journal is full of them and my phoned filled with screenshots from Pinterest) and for this reason, I love starting a book and finding an epigraph. For those of you who are unaware of what an epigraph is, it is a phrase, quote, or poem set at the beginning of a book or another piece of literature. They normally serve as a preface, a summary, or as a link to the wider world for the piece it is included in. Only the other day when searching through my collection of books did I realise that not many books had them. Below are a few of my favourites:

“All I know, is that everything I know, is only true in the moment that I know it.” – Kit Campbell, The Irritable Brain Syndrome

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” – Confuscius, Twisted (The Pretty Little Liars series)

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on earth.” – Raymond Carver, Handle with Care

“it’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it” – John Wooden, Stunning (The Pretty Little Liars series)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost, Shatter me

Have you ever found an epigraph that you have liked or has made you think?

Jess xx

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