Eva Ibbotson Quotes

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Eva Ibbotson
“She's like snow in Russian," said Anna. "Snow in the evening when the sun sets and it looks like Alpengluhen, you know? And if snow had a scent it would smell like that [the rose]....”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

Eva Ibbotson
“This is worse than Hollywood, he thought. A girl comes in with a pork chop and I write a song for her.”
Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson
“It was a lovely church - one of those places which look as though God might be about to give a marvellous party.”
Eva Ibbotson, The Star of Kazan

Eva Ibbotson
“Herr Altenburg, I can't; I have vertigo.' And Marek looked at him: 'All right - I'll get the chemist to fix me something.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Song for Summer

Eva Ibbotson
“What are you afraid of then?'
She pondered. He had already noticed that it was her hands which indicated what she was thinking of quite as much as her face and now he watched as she cupped them, making them ready to receive her thoughts.
'Not being able to see, I think,' she said.
'Being blind, you mean?'
'No, not that. That would be terrible hard but Homer managed it and our blind piano tuner is one of the serenest people I know. I mean ... not seeing because you're obsessed by something that blots out the world. Some sort of mania of belief. Or passion. That awful kind of love that makes leaves and birds and cherry blossom invisible because it's not the face on some man.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Song for Summer

Eva Ibbotson
“The world was so beautiful in those days, Annika. The music, the flowers, the scent of pines..."
"It still is," said Annika. "Honestly, it still is.”
Eva Ibbotson, The Star of Kazan

Eva Ibbotson
“There are those who dance the notes and those who dance the music.”
Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson
“well wtith a statue hermann cannot possibly fight”
Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson
“Yet for a moment it seemed to him that the men who had dragged marble from Italy and porphyry from Portugal, who had ransacked the jungle for its rarest woods and paid their millions to build this opulent and fantastical theatre, had done so in order that a young girl with loose brown hair should move across its stage, drawing her future from its empty air.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Company of Swans

Eva Ibbotson
“What are you afraid of then?"
"Not being able to see, I think, [...] not seeing because you're obsessed by something that blots out the world. Some sort of mania or belief. Or passion. That awful kind of love that makes leaves and birds and cherry blossom invisible because it's not the face on some man.”
Eva Ibbotson