Middle Grade Quotes

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Robyn Mundell
“Isn’t that what it means to be a scientist? To push the boundaries of the unknown? To bravely, actively explore the enormity of our universe ?”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“Life is funny that way. Sometimes the dumbest thing you do turns out to be the smartest.”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“It’s pretty confusing.”
“Good. Be confused. Confusion is where inspiration comes from.”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“Be patient with him. If the same quality did not exist in you, you wouldn’t notice it in him.”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“Right? I don’t know why I did it. Temporary insanity, maybe. Did you ever do something that makes absolutely no sense, but you couldn’t help yourself?”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“Wish me good luck, please,” I whisper.
“On one condition,” Philemone says. “Remember, what you call luck is the meeting of opportunity and flexibility.”
I smile, weakly.
“Good luck,” she says. “Now go.”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Robyn Mundell
“No need to be afraid. I’m just a Holon.”
“Huh?”
“A Holon. What are you?”
“You mean who am I?” I correct him.
“No, what are you?”
“I’m not a what. I’m a who.”
“How can you be a who if you’re not a what?”
“What?”
Robyn Mundell, Brainwalker

Kate DiCamillo
“Magic is always impossible.... It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it's magic.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant

“Small Acts of Kindness are Priceless”
MG Wells

“Sometimes what we don't want is actually what we need.”
Nikolas Lee, The Iron-Jawed Boy

Kate DiCamillo
“She was working to remind herself of who she was. She was working to remember that somewhere in another place entirely she was known and loved.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant

Oliver Neubert
“I love to walk through snow, to climb mountains, to smell the fresh air and I love to dream about flying. Soaring through the air, watching the earth from above, feeling the wind in my face and touching the clouds would be an amazing experience.”
Oliver Neubert, The Flyers

“Attending to your own words and ideas as well as those of others is an admirable trait in any person, but a necessity in a leader.”
Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Spirit Quest

“Doing something was better than doing nothing.
Without warning Lucas hit the emergency stop but-ton, and the elevator braked with an uncomfortable jolt. Then he mashed the OPEN DOOR button and punched the door itself. The front doors opened in between the second and first floors.
Lucas’s heart pumped in his chest. “I hear that baby in the parking lot crying.”
Paul Aertker, Brainwashed

Steven J. Carroll
“Only worse thing than being cold, and too tired to defend yourself, is to be cold and alone. And I wouldn't ever wish that on nobody.”
Steven J. Carroll, The Road to Jericho

Steven J. Carroll
“It is hard to imagine the things you have never seen.”
Steven J. Carroll, All the Worlds of Men

M.L. LeGette
“I appreciate thieves who do their research, but at least you recognize worth when you see it.”
M.L. LeGette, The Orphan and the Thief

Steven J. Carroll
“You can always tell the heart of man by what he do, and by what he don't do...”
Steven J. Carroll, The Road to Jericho

Steven J. Carroll
“Nearly all men have weak hearts, in one way or another.”
Steven J. Carroll, In the Window Room

Steven J. Carroll
“It is good practice to never fault someone for their birth name, being that it is always of far greater importance how men speak of you, than the name by which you are addressed.”
Steven J. Carroll, A Prince of Earth

Anne Ylvisaker
“There was pie on the table when Tugs returned. Pie in the Button family meant trouble.”
Anne Ylvisaker, The Luck of the Buttons

Steven J. Carroll
“If you always try to measure yourself with
money... well, it's like counting backwards, the more you
keep on, the less you'll have to show for it.”
Steven J. Carroll, The Road to Jericho

Steven J. Carroll
“To travel beyond our world is to change this present one forever.”
Steven J. Carroll, A Prince of Earth

Mary G. Thompson
“I'd always known that when you went through one of these doors, you went to another planet, and that that other planet might be so far away, you couldn't fly there in spaceship in a million years. Somehow, the whole thing had never seemed strange before today.”
Mary G. Thompson, Escape from the Pipe Men!

Crystal Chan
“Grandpa stopped speaking the day he killed my brother, John.”
Crystal Chan, Bird

Erin Entrada Kelly
“None of it mattered, because there was music.”
Erin Entrada Kelly, Blackbird Fly

Anne Ylvisaker
“Tugs used to think that everyone's name was in the dictionary, and when she had realized it was only hers, both Tugs and Button, she felt suddenly fond and possessive of it, as if this book were put here for her guidance alone.”
Anne Ylvisaker, The Luck of the Buttons

Deborah Grant-Dudley
“If you were making a map to something you didn’t want anyone else to find, would you actually put that something on the map?”
Deborah Grant-Dudley, The Lost Cargo

Steven J. Carroll
“There are secret passages all around you if you know where to look for them.”
Steven J. Carroll, In the Window Room

Deborah Grant-Dudley
“Cameron doesn’t want to know all sorts of interesting things. He wants to do interesting things.”
Deborah Grant-Dudley, The Lost Cargo

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