Robin Quotes

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“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions”
Robin Hood

Emily Dickinson
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson

Robin Jones Gunn
“In Africa we having a saying, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' ...Before I go back home, I want you to consider us, Katie. Ponder what it would be like if we went together. Not alone and fast but together and far.”
Robin Jones Gunn, Coming Attractions

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Karen Marie Moning
“Ryodan says softly, “Holy strawberries, Dani, we’re in a jam.”
I look at him like he’s sprouted two heads. Holy strawberries? In a jam? Even Barrons looks stumped.
He continues, “But don’t worry. Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods—you really butchered that one, by the way—I’ve got it in the bag. How about this one: holy borrowing bibliophile, let’s book.”
Karen Marie Moning, Burned

Howard Pyle
“So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten.”
Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Chuck Dixon
“I'm playing 'chicken' with a kid called 'Robin.' I don't know why he's showing off. I don't know why I'm going along with it. I don't even know where we're going. It could be a robbery. Or prison break. A gang war. Or free donuts at Lenny's. He sees that Bat-signal in the sky and takes off. Like a bird out of Hell. And he just expects me to follow him. And I do.”
Chuck Dixon, Batgirl: Year One

Peter J. Tomasi
“Show some respect. They were your grandparents. -Batman
Just names and dusty frames on the wall to me. -Damien
I take exception to that. There is not a speck of dust collecting on those portraits. -Alfred”
Peter J. Tomasi, Batman and Robin, Volume 1: Born to Kill

“As suddenly as they had reached for each other, they broke apart. Tears were rolling down Robin's face. For one moment of madness, Strike yearned to say, “Come with me”, but there are words that can never be unsaid or forgotten, and those, he knew, were some of them.”
Robert Galbraith, Lethal White

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Does the robin sing because the cold of winter is leaving or the warmth of spring is coming? Or might he be singing because each without the other would lessen both?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Peter J. Tomasi
“«I realize there are a lot of things I haven't shared with you.»
«That's because you don't trust me, father.»
«I didn't trust you, Damian, do you really think you'd be standing here--my life's most safeguarded secrets accessible?»
«Sometimes I think your secrets have secrets»”
Peter J. Tomasi

Robin McKinley
“Her betrothed is a lout, her father is a boor; and now her brother is trailing around looking like a thunderstorm about to burst. Men are not sensible creatures.'

'Thank you,' said Robin.”
Robin McKinley, The Outlaws of Sherwood

Robin McKinley
“I have a mastery of the art of worrying that is a burden to me if I may not use it.”
Robin McKinley, The Outlaws of Sherwood

Dennis O'Neil
“You weren't the perfect father but that's okay because -- probably nobody's a perfect father. No family's perfect, either. I was lucky. I was privileged. Not because of the big house and the money, but because you gave me a lot of yourself. You taught me, you showed me, you encouraged me -- you never lied to me and you never demanded that I be anything I’m not. I didn’t imitate you because you insisted that I do so, but because I wanted to. Of all the men I knew, you were most worthy of imitation. Then I blamed you for letting me be who I was. Pretty dumb. You and Alfred gave me a home and you gave me what we don't mention. The L word. You were the best family I could have had. Thanks.”
Dennis O'Neill, Nightwing (1995) #4

Jeph Loeb
“[At his parents' graves] I've brought a young man -- a boy, actually -- to stay at the house. He's … lost his parents at roughly the same age that I … That I lost you. I don't know what will happen. I don't see myself as any sort of father figure. But … I think I can make a difference in his life.”
Jeph Loeb, Batman: Dark Victory

Kate Carlisle
“So how's the putrid pile of caca doing?”
Kate Carlisle, Homicide in Hardcover

“One never knows the idyllic charm of our northern woods who has not seen them in April, when it is all a feast of birds and buds and waking life. Midsummer does not compare with this. This month belongs to the birds and flowers; but most of all to the robin. I cannot tell this story without giving the robins the place which I know they must have had in it, — great husky fellows, as red as blood in the lifting between showers that made a golden sunset,
sitting high in the treetops and splitting their throats with their rain-carol, singing in jubilance at being back again, glad to find once more the corner of the earth that they were born in, and trolling forth such lusty music that all their pertness and swagger and pilfering of a later date is forgiven in advance. Of all the birds of springtime, I would like best to be the robin just getting back to his old home; for it is brave and blithe and bonny that he is, and he is April to all of us in the far north.”
Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, The Penobscot Man

Frank Miller
“We mourn lives lost. Including our own.”
Frank Miller, All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder

Katherine May
“Like the robin, we sometimes sing to show how strong we are, and we sometimes sing in hope of better times. We sing either way.”
Katherine May, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Emilia Hart
The days begin white and glittering with snow---on the roof, the branches of the sycamore, where a robin has taken up residence. It reminds Kate of Robin Redbreast from The Secret Garden---for so many years, her only safe portal to the natural world. Only now does she truly understand her favorite passage, memorized since childhood:
"Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us."
Often, before she leaves for work, she stand outside to watch the sun catch on the white-frosted plants, searching for the robin's red breast. A spot of color against the stark morning. Sometimes, while she watches it flutter, she feels a tugging inside her womb, as if her daughter is responding to its song, anxious to breach the membrane between her mother's body and the outside world.
The robin is not alone in the garden. Starlings skip over the snow, the winter sun varnishing their necks. At the front of the cottage, fieldfares---distinctive with their tawny feathers---chatter in the hedgerows. And of course, crows. So many that they form their own dark canopy of the sycamore, hooded figures watching.”
Emilia Hart, Weyward

“I couldn’t handle the sudden rush of emotions. You couldn’t handle any emotions. We made quite the pair.”
Ariel Thomas, DCU Halloween Special '09 (2009) #1

Hank Green
“...He kept reading to me until well after I was asleep.”
Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes I am so desperately worn by life that I want nothing more than to hear a robin call out into the darkened chill of life’s morning. And I need that as its call assures me that the soothing warmth of spring is hot on winter’s chilled heels. And so desperate was I that this morning God gave me a flock of them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“My Mom was a little religious, my Dad not at all. So when she was killed--and my Dad was left in a coma--I didn't have a strong foundation of faith to turn to. By the time my father was killed-then so many of my friends--all I had left to turn to was anger.
It was easier than believing in a God who had let that happen.”
Ariel Thomas, DCU Halloween Special '09 (2009) #1

“It’s not that I normally avoid thinking about my Mom. I think about her every day, of course, and feel how much I miss her. But I always make sure not to wade in above my chest.”
Jon Lewis, Robin (1993-2009) #102 (Robin

Chip Zdarsky
“The old moves come back. Dick always went off-book. Jason hated practicing them. But Tim… he loved it. The teamwork. We had each other’s backs.”
Chip Zdarsky, Batman (2016-) #130

Chip Zdarsky
“Tim is the best Robin, but Damian is probably more fun to write. I’d say that Tim’s role is partner to Batman while Damian’s role is that of a son who needs guidance, and the role of Robin is a way of doing that. Tim no longer needs Batman’s guidance, he’s just a damned good partner.”
Chip Zdarsky

John Varley
“Was she supposed to be impressed? If waste was impressive, she was overwhelmed.”
John Varley, Wizard
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John Varley
“I pledge my shade to the eternal torment of the one called Gaea!”
John Varley, Wizard
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John Varley
“If you can pretend well enough to fool someone else, you might even fool yourself.”
John Varley, Wizard
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