Despereaux Quotes

Quotes tagged as "despereaux" Showing 1-8 of 8
Kate DiCamillo
“Once upon a time," he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo
“the story is not a pretty one. there is violence in it. And cruelty. But stories that are not pretty have a certain value, too, I suppose. Everything, as you well know (having lived in this world long enough to have figured out a thing or two for yourself), cannont always be sweetness and light.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo
“No one cared what she wanted. No one had ever cared. And perhaps, worst of all, no one ever would care.”
Dicamillo, Kate

Kate DiCamillo
“Like most hearts, it was complicated, shaded with dark and dappled with light.”
Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo
“Besides, who ever asked you what you wanted in this world, girl?
The answer to that question, reader, as you well know, was absolutely no one.”
Dicamillo, Kate

Kate DiCamillo
“There is somebody who loves me," said Despereaux. "And I love her and that is the only thing that matters to me.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo
“This is a wonderful joke to play upon a prisoner, to promise forgiveness.”
Dicamillo, Kate

Kate DiCamillo
“Despereaux was reading the story out loud to himself. He was reading from the beginning so that he could get to the end...”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux