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“And they lived happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“I'm starting to believe that happily ever after includes people doing things that upset each other. We all get cranky, or impatient, or worried, or careless enough to do or say things that hurt someone else. Like it or not, that's normal. We can't blame it all on Olympia's bad energy. The important part is that we feel sorry about what we've done and make up for it. That's something Olympia never did.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“That cup of tea is definately not down your alley”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
tags: humor
“Secrets have a way of making themselves felt, even before you know there's a secret.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“I know it's important to do more than just complain when there's something you don't like. You need to try to do something about it, or you're nothing but a whiner.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“No matter how good somebody's life looks from the outside, you can be sure there's something about it you wouldn't want to have in your life.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
tags: life
“Nobody ever gets enough appreciation when they're behaving themselves, but there's no end to hearing about it when they're not. ”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“She said, "As long as we're with each other--"
"We know we're in exactly the right place," he finished.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
tags: dogs
“Congratulations. You have met your conscience. In my experience, the world is divided between those who have one and those who don't. And the ones with one are divided into those who will act on their conscience and those who won't. Those who will are, I'm afraid, the smallest category. They will *jeito*. It's Brazilian Portuguese. It means to find a way to get something done, no matter what the obstacles.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“Knock, Knock."
"Who's there?"
"Olive."
"Olive who?"
"Olive...ooh. I love you, too," he said, figuring it out. "You can tell me that one anytime you like." He folded her into his arms.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“I figured that when there's no way of knowing what the future holds it's just as easy to believe it'll be good as to believe it'll be bad.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
tags: future
“You should work extra hard to be your best selves. True evil has a hard time operating in the face of strenuous manifestations of good. Especially if you act right away. The longer you let evil hang around and get a grip on you, the harder it is to get rid of it.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“We'll burn that bridge when we come to it!”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“Just bring your wits. Sometimes that's the most effective weapon any of us has.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold
“Rats. Rats, mice, and rodents.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“It was good, too, to remember how hard a lot of people had to work to keep a kingdom running well, and that it was simply good manners to let them know, from time to time, how valued they were.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“It probably wouldn't last. It never does. But it would come back around again. That's how life works. And that's why it's important to treasure the peaceful times-so you can persevere through the other kind.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold
“Horatio leaned toward her, "What is the secret of joy?"
Mousey thought for a moment. "Doing what you like best."
Of course. How simple. And how true.”
Jean Ferris, Love Among the Walnuts
“C: What do you get when a giant sneezes?
Out of the way. - Marigold”
Jean Ferris
“You go to grab your moments and squeeze them dry. Enjoy them while you’re having them. Then remember and enjoy them all over again in your memory. And try to have more good ones than bad ones —- or at least remember more of the good ones.”
Jean Ferris
“Christian looked at her fondly. When she was happy, so was he.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“His recent dungeon experience had persuaded him that opportunites for good things should be grabbed and not postponed. You never knew when you wouldn't be around anymore.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“But it's tempting, isn't it, to give somebody like Olympia or Fenleigh a taste of their own medicine? To get even?'
I agree it's tempting. *Really* tempting. But it doesn't solve anything. It just perpetuates the problem by making us as bad as them. And we don't need any more of them, do we?”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
“As it so often does, an impulsive, daring suddenly - and too late - seemed seriously flawed in its conception and its inability to be retracted.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
“Here's what I say - when you don't know or can't know the answer to a question, why not believe the answer you like best? It's as valid as any of the others - and it might be right.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold
“This is some kind of life, isn't it? Something good happening inside something bad.”
Jean Ferris, Underground
“And Phoebe and Sebastian went their separate ways, to the blacksmith shop and the library, after several backward glances that weren't coordinated enough to allow either to know that the other one was looking.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold
“There are only a few things worse than having to face up to the fact that the predicaments one finds oneself in are usually the results of one's own foolish actions.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold
“Phoebe was thinking, Insubordinate. What a lovely word. And when was the last time she'd heard a nice-looking young man use it? Why-never, that's when. What a treat. And to have a ruler who could say conscientious and citizenry in the same sentence. Lovely.”
Jean Ferris, Thrice Upon a Marigold

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