Alex Flinn Quotes

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Alex Flinn
“But I am old now; my life is older. When I made the choice I made, I did not think it was forever. It is another thing to give up so young.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Alex Flinn
“Who or what is an Ipod?”
Alex Flinn, A Kiss in Time

Alex Flinn
“In stories like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, they always say the heroine is 'as good as she is beautiful.' I wondered if people just wanted that to be true, wanted the beautiful to be good. I wondered if they wanted the ugly to be bad because then they wouldn't have to feel bad for them.”
Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn
“A memory came to me. One time, in middle school, a famous author came to talk to our class and give a writing workshop. One of the things she told us about writing a novel was that the story should be about what the main character wants. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas. George Milton wants a farm of his own. Amelia Sedley wants to marry her darling George and live happily ever after. The end of the story, according to the famous author, is when the character either gests what he wants or realizes he’s never going to get it. Or sometimes, she said, like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, realizes she doesn’t actually want what she thought she wanted all along.

pg. 324 of Bewitching”
Alex Flinn, Bewitching

Alex Flinn
“Even in my time, we knew that men were not in
charge. Oh, they might bluster as if they were. But when it came down to it, we women bore much of the influence. Often, my father would make some grand pronouncement in the evening. And the next morning, he had changed his mind. After a while, I realized that it was my mother who had changed it, quietly, in the night.”
Alex Flinn, A Kiss in Time

Alex Flinn
“Don't grab people. Would you like it if I grabbed you? If you would like to offer assistance, ask if the person needs it.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Alex Flinn
“I remember how Talia got me to talk about the gardening thing. I’ve never told anyone else about that, but with this girl, I sort of feel like I can be myself without worrying about looking uncool. After all, she doesn’t even know what “cool” is.”
Alex Flinn, A Kiss in Time

Alex Flinn
“Sometimes it also helps to have a bit less pride.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Alex Flinn
“It would be so great to have someone my own age to talk to, even if it was just about books.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Alex Flinn
“You are right. I have no idea, and it is none of my business, and I was taught to obey my parents. But sometimes it is just impossible to obey blindly.
Sometimes a child must strike out on her own. A child cannot be a child forever, whether that means not touching a spindle or . . . or . . .”
Alex Flinn, A Kiss in Time

Alex Flinn
“And yet, even when all was well, as Shakespeare said, that ends well, did they say ‘Hey, Kendra, we understand that you made a noble effort. Why not come to the palace for some champagne sometime?’ Noooooo. They’re all, ‘Get thee from our kingdom, witch, or it’s the guillotine.” They’re lucky I didn’t turn them into talking swine.”
Alex Flinn Bewitching

Alex Flinn
“There is something wrong with this world." She stood like she was making a speech. "Something very wrong when it's the twenty-first century and this type of elitist travesty is still being perpetuated.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly