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  • #1
    Caroline B. Cooney
    “Breakfast was only worth having when somebody else made it for you.”
    Caroline B. Cooney, Out of Time

  • #2
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • #3
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #4
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “Let me stay here," he said. "There was soap.”
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • #5
    Garth Nix
    “Choosers will be beggars if the begging's not their choosing.”
    Garth Nix, Lirael

  • #6
    J.K. Rowling
    “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • #7
    J.K. Rowling
    “By all means continue destroying my possessions. I daresay I have too many.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #8
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #9
    Jonathan Stroud
    “Hey, we've all got problems, chum. I'm overly talkative. You look like a field of buttercups in a suit.”
    Jonathan Stroud, The Golem's Eye

  • #10
    Jonathan Stroud
    “One magician demanded I show him an image of the love of his life. I rustled up a mirror.”
    Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

  • #11
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    “Rules and school are tools for fools! I don't give two mules for rules.”
    Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

  • #12
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    “Oh, here’s a clever one. Do you remember this question from the first test? It reads, ‘What’s wrong with this statement?’ And do you know what Constance wrote in reply? She wrote, ‘What’s wrong with you?”
    Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

  • #13
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    “Why, then, do you think the white player might have done it?”

    Reynie considered. He imagined himself moving out his knight only to bring it right back to where it started. Why would he ever do such a thing? At last he said, “Perhaps because he doubted himself.”
    Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

  • #14
    Christopher Paolini
    “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon

  • #15
    Christopher Paolini
    “Life is both pain and pleasure. If this is the price you must pay for the hours you enjoy, is it too much?”
    Christopher Paolini, Eldest

  • #16
    Christopher Paolini
    “Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eldest

  • #17
    Christopher Paolini
    “Avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!”
    Christopher Paolini, Eldest

  • #18
    Christopher Paolini
    “People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon

  • #19
    Diane Setterfield
    “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #20
    Diane Setterfield
    “My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor, what consolation is there in truth, compared to a story? What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney? When the lightning strikes shadows on the bedroom wall and the rain taps at the window with its long fingernails? No. When fear and cold make a statue of you in your bed, don't expect hard-boned and fleshless truth to come running to your aid. What you need are the plump comforts of a story. The soothing, rocking safety of a lie.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #21
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #22
    Margaret Mitchell
    “My dear, I don't give a damn.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #23
    Margaret Mitchell
    “I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #24
    Margaret Mitchell
    “It's not because I've -what is the phrase? -'swept you off your feet' by my -er- ardor?”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #25
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Sir,"she said,"you are no gentleman!"

    An apt observation,"he answered airily."And, you, Miss, are no lady.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #26
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    “Poor Kate,” said Constance, “she’s lost her marbles.”
    Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

  • #27
    Roald Dahl
    “The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.”
    Roald Dahl, The BFG

  • #28
    Roald Dahl
    “Two rights don't equal a left.”
    Roald Dahl, The BFG

  • #29
    “A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
    Anonymous

  • #30
    Roald Dahl
    “It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”
    Roald Dahl, The Witches



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