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Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
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“Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you secruity and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. ”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Sometimes, when you're so sad you don't know what to do, it helps to be angry.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“You know a great many things in dreams, often despite the evidence of your eyes. You just know them.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Dustfinger still clearly remembered the feeling of being in love for the first time. How vulnerable his heart had suddenly been! Such a trembling, quivering thing, happy and miserably unhappy at once.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Writing stories is a kind of magic, too.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Sometimes it's a good thing we don't remember things half as well as books do.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“There was another reason [she] took her books whenever they went away. They were her home when she was somewhere strange. They were familiar voices, friends that never quarreled with her, clever, powerful friends -- daring and knowledgeable, tried and tested adventurers who had traveled far and wide. Her books cheered her up when she was sad and kept her from being bored.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Her curiosity was too much for her. She felt almost as if she could hear the books whispering on the other side of the half-open door. They were promising her a thousand unknown stories, a thousand doors into worlds she had never seen before.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“You know, it's a funny thing about writers. Most people don't stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think that writers are all dead long ago--they don't expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“For him that stealeth,or borroweth and returneth not,this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him.
Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted.
Let him languish in pain, crying aloud for mercy, and let there be no surcease to this agony till he sing in dissolution.
Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his last punishment, let the flames of hell consume him for ever.

Curse on book thieves, from the monastery of San Pedro, Barcelona, Spain”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“The books in Mo and Meggie's house were stacked under tables, on chairs, in the corners of the rooms. There where books in the kitchen and books in the lavatory. Books on the TV set and in the closet, small piles of books, tall piles of books, books thick and thin, books old and new. They welcomed Meggie down to breakfast with invitingly opened pages; they kept boredom at bay when the weather was bad. And sometimes you fall over them.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“I prefer a story that has the good sense to stay on the page where it belongs.
- Elinor”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Perhaps there's another, much larger story behind the printed one, a story that changes just as our own world does. And the letters on the page tell us only as much as we'd see peering through a keyhole. Perhaps the story in the book is just the lid on a pan: It always stays the same, but underneath there's a whole world that goes on - developing and changing like our own world.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“All writers are insane!”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“What on earth have you packed in here? Bricks?" asked Mo as he carried Meggie's book-box out of the house.
You're the one who says books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them," said Meggie.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“You know what they say: When people start burning books they'll soon burn human beings.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Words were useless. At times, they might sound wonderful, but they let you down the moment you really needed them. You could never find the right words, never, and where would you look for them? The heart is as silent as a fish, however much the tongue tries to give it a voice.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“She always did like tales of adventure-stories full of brightness and darkness. She could tell you the names of all King Arthur's knights, and she knew everything about Beowulf and Grendel, the ancient gods and the not-quite-so-ancient heroes. She liked pirate stories, too, but most of all she loved books that had at least a knight or a dragon or a fairy in them. She was always on the dragon's side by the way.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
tags: mom
“Sometimes, when you’re sad you don’t know what to do, it helps to be angry. But then the tears come back again all the same, and you fall asleep with the salty taste of them on your lips.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“Books are like flypaper, memories cling to the printed pages better than anything else.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
“It [the book] was spinning a magic spell around her heart, sticky as a spider's web and enchantingly beautiful..”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
tags: books
“Dustfinger inspected his reddened fingers and felt the taut skin. ‘He might tell me how my story ends,’ he murmured.
Meggie looked at him in astonishment. ‘You mean you don’t know?’
Dustfinger smiled. Meggie still didn’t particularly like his smile. It seemed to appear only to hide something else. ‘What’s so unusual about that, princess?’ he asked quietly. ‘Do you know how your story ends?’
Meggie had no answer for that.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
tags: life
“The book she had been reading was under her pillow, pressing its cover against her ear as if to lure her back into its printed pages.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

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