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“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
Brian Jacques, Taggerung
“Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others."

Brian Jacques, Redwall
“So here is my story, may it bring
Some smiles and a tear or so,
It happened once upon a time,
Far away, and long ago,
Outside the night wind keens and wails,
Come listen to me, the Teller of Tales!”
Brian Jacques, Lord Brocktree
“Any weapon is a good weapon as long as ye can use it with honor and skill.”
Brian Jacques, High Rhulain
“I love book signings: kids waiting in line for you to scribble on their new books, haha!”
Brian Jacques
“You will find joy, frustration and sorrow in your quest. Never forget that friendship and loyalty are more precious than riches...Happiness can be brief, but it knows no time in the land of dreams.”
Brian Jacques, Pearls of Lutra
“Friend is a very small word,
A little sound we make,
For one who is true, one who will do,
Great deeds for friendship's sake.”
Brian Jacques, The Bellmaker
“Defend the weak, protect both young and old, never desert your friends. Give justice to all, be fearless in battle and always ready to defend the right."

—The law of Badger Lords”
Brian Jacques, Lord Brocktree
“Sometimes the gift of an inquisitive nature to the young can be greater than that of the wisdom which comes of age.”
Brian Jacques, Mattimeo
“Shake paws, count your claws,
You steal mine, I'll borrow yours.
Watch my whiskers, check both ears.
Robber foxes have no fears.”
Brian Jacques
“All little creatures are beautiful...every living thing when it first sees life is born in beauty. What they grow to be is a different matter.”
Brian Jacques, Outcast of Redwall
Brian Jacques
“I fell, you see. Trod on my abbot, Father Habit. Oh, dear! I mean...”
Brian Jacques, Redwall
“A little (one) can sometimes see things in others that us older ones cannot because our judgement gets clouded.

—Abbot Saxtus”
Brian Jacques, The Bellmaker
“Friar Hugo, old friend, brace yourself. I am the bearer of tragic news!"

Alarm spread across Hugo's pudgy features. "Tell me, Jess. What dreadful thing has happened?"

Jess spoke haltingly in a broken voice. "I fear that Cluny has tore up one of your oldest and most venerable dishrags. Alas, Redwall will never see it wipe another plate.”
Brian Jacques, Redwall
“Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently.”
Brian Jacques
“Aha! Today I shall become an author! And I will auth and auth and auth and make a squillion dollars, whoopee!”
Brian Jacques
“Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds.

Brian Jacques, Mattimeo
“But the warriors true, the brave of heart
Who valiently upheld the right
They are raised on high to the velvet sky
Bringing light to the darkness of night”
Brian Jacques
“Death comes to us all sooner or later. We cannot escape it.”
Brian Jacques
“Armel shrugged. "I suppose so, Brother, but why do creatures have to fight?"
Demple picked Mudge up and placed him on his shoulder. "Because there's always good and bad in the land, and goodbeasts have to protect their friends an' families from evil ones who want nothing but to conquer an' destroy.”
Brian Jacques, Rakkety Tam
“I am that is, my sword shall wield for me.”
Brian Jacques, Redwall
“Sometimes friends do go from us-it will happen more and more as you grow up, Chugg. But if you really love your friends, they're never really gone. Somewhere they're watching over you and they're always there inside your heart.
Brian Jacques, The Legend of Luke
“In our imaginations we can go anywhere. Travel with me to Redwall in Mossflower country.”
Brian Jacques
“The more 'otter it is, the more 'otter otters likes it”
Brian Jacques
“Step aside? I step aside for nobeast, whether it be a hallowed hedgehog, an officious otter, a seasoned squirrel, a mutterin' mole or a befuddled badger!”
Brian Jacques, Taggerung
“Pick-a-lock, Pick-a-lock, you'll regret the day,
When you took a mouse thief and locked him away,
Silly cat, look at that, it's two for one,
A thief and a warrior, by dawn will be gone.”
Brian Jacques, Mossflower
“Throughout his life the memory of that happy day stayed locked secretly in (his) heart.”
Brian Jacques, Martin the Warrior
“It's a long hard road ahead for you, little warrior. Enjoy a happy day while you can.

Brian Jacques, Martin the Warrior

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