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15 Powerful Literary Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire You

I’m not going to lie to you: it’s rough out there and getting rougher. Between the ongoing pandemic, the wildfires, and the recent loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it feels like life is a pinball machine and we’re the little metal ball pinging around willy-nilly. It’s easy to look at the state of things and conclude that everything sucks, and it’s going to continue to suck, and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. 

But thankfully, that’s not entirely true! You can make sure you’re registered to vote, and vote early. And if you can’t vote, you can call your senators, join a phone bank, volunteer as a poll worker on Election Day, or help drive people to the polls. You can also get involved at a local level and research grassroots organizations near you. There’s plenty you can do to impact the world we’re living in, and if you’re still not feeling it, here are some powerful literary quotes to get you in the right frame of mind.

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