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Skellig (Skellig, #1) Skellig by David Almond
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“What are you?" I whispered.
He shrugged again.
"Something," he said. "Something like you, something like a beast, something like a bird, something like an angel." He laughed. "Something like that.”
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“They say that shoulder blades are where your wings were, when you were an angel," she said. "They say they're where your wings will grow again one day.”
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“Sometimes we just have to accept there are things we can’t know. Why is your sister ill? Why did my father die?…Sometimes we think we should be able to know everything. But we can’t. we have to allow ourselves to see what there is to see, and we have to imagine.”
David Almond, Skellig
“Sometimes we think we should be able to know everything. But we can’t. We have to allow ourselves to see what there is to see, and we have to imagine.”
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“The dead are often known to eat 27 and 53”
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tags: dead
“I thought how you can never tell just by looking at them what they were thinking or what was happening In their lives. Even when you got daft people or drunk people on buses, people that went on stupid and shouted rubbish or tried to tell you all about themselves, you could never really tell about them either... I knew if somebody looked at me, they'd know nothing about me, either.”
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“Drawing makes you look at the world more closely. It helps you to see what you're looking at more clearly. Did you know that?"
I said nothing.
"What colour's a blackbird?" she said.
"Black"
"Typical!”
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“Look at all the life in this," she said. "Every pip could become a tree, and every tree could bear another hundred fruits and every fruit could bear another hundred trees. And so on to infinity."
I picked the picks from my tongue with my fingers.
"Just imagine," she said. "If every seed grew, there'd be no room in the world for anything but pomegranate trees.”
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“Drawing makes you look at the world more closely. It helps you see what you’re looking at more clearly. Did you know that?”
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“Can love help a person to get better?’ I asked.”
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tags: love
“What is is?’
‘I don’t know. I don’t even know if it’s true or if it’s a dream.’
‘That’s alright. Truth and Dreams are always getting muddled.”
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“She told us about the goddess called Persephone, who was forced to spend half a year in the darkness deep underground. Winter happened when she was trapped inside the earth. The days shrank, they became cold and short and dark. Living things hid themselves away. Spring came when she was released and made her slow way up to the world again. The world became brighter and bolder in order to welcome her back. It began to be filled with warmth and light. The animals dared to wake, they dared to have their young. Plants dared to send out buds and shoots. Life dared to come back.”
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“Truth and dreams are always getting muddled. --Mina”
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“...maybe one day we all had wings and one day we'll all have wings again."
"D'you think the baby had wings?"
"Oh, I'm sure that one had wings. Just got to take one look at her. Sometimes I think she's never quite left Heaven and never quite made it all the way here to Earth."
She smiled, but there were tears in her eyes.
"Maybe that's why she has such trouble staying here," she said.”
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“It was great to see the owls," I said.
She smiled.
"Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”
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“Nobody. Mr nobody. Mr bones and mr had enough and mr arthur itis. Now get out and leave me alone.”
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tags: nobody
“We thought a little longer, and in the end we simply called her Joy.”
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“more 27 and 53,'i said. 'Food of the gods,' he said”
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“It's called evolution. You must know that. Yes, we are.'
She looked up from her book.
'I would hope, though,' she went on, 'that we also have some rather more beautiful ancestors. Don't you?' --Mina”
David Almond, Skellig
“Truth and dreams are always getting muddled.”
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“I went out into the corridor. I asked a nurse if she knew where the people with arthritis went. She said lots of them went to Ward 34 on the top floor. She said she thought that was a silly place to put people with bad bones who had such trouble walking and climbing stairs.”
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“You’re my best boy. Whatever happens, you’ll always be my best boy.”
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tags: love
“There were hundreds of tiny creases and cracks all over his pale face. A few fine colourless hairs grew on his chin.”
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“They think schools stop you from learning,' I said. 'They think schools try to make everybody just the same.”
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“They say that shoulder blades are where your wings were, when you were an angel,’ she said. ‘They say they’re where your wings will grow again one day.”
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“He laughed, but he didn’t smile.”
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