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#1. Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don't do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize the opportunity, or just miss it. Miss the moment and you never get a chance again. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#2. When you are in your teenage years you are consciously experiencing everything for the first time, so adolescent stories are all beginnings. There are never any endings. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#3. I will not compromise on language or content. At 15, people can handle the same language as me, they're just as complicated as me and are very interested in thinking about important questions for the first time. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#4. He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#5. I don't actually think "true love" is such a good term because love can only be true. If it isn't true it can't be love. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#6. Readers are made by readers - it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#7. I sometimes wonder whether most people choose their hobbies because they lust after the gear more than for the benefits of the activities themselves. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#8. Yes, even in your mouse moods you only play with the idea of not being." She cleared her throat again. "Biology, you see. It's because of biology that we want to live and not to die. And it is because of biology that we come to a time when we want to die and not to live. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#9. However much you love somebody, you should always keep a part of yourself to yourself. Never give it all. You can never be yourself otherwise. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#10. I don't just want to ban The Bomb. I want to ban all bombs, whatever, and all bombers, whoever, and all bombings, whyever. There have to be better ways of saying no and making changes. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#11. Self pity is a disease which does not kill but corrodes. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#12. Unfortunately, ... , all too often a joke tells the truth. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#13. If we try to measure Now, we find it's always gone, has become part of the past. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#14. There are times when you don't know yourself. There are times when you don't want to know yourself. There are times when you want to be what you have never allowed yourself to be before. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#15. And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they're saying your name with dislike, at least you know you're you, that you exist. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#16. Rooms are a fixed size, which can't be altered without pulling down walls and building new ones. They should be unchanging in shape and proportions. But sometimes they do change depending on who's in them. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#17. We resent being faced with facts we'd prefer to ignore as much as being wrongly accused of doing something we haven't. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#18. Is it better to go with the flow or let the flow go? - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#19. No, but still, the fact is, at least this is how it seems to me, everybody has to learn about it [love] from scratch for themselves. And we all make the same mistakes time and again while we're learning. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#20. Karl was no glamour boy. But even during this first meeting I discovered he had something better. The kind of intelligence that's more attractive than physical beauty. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#21. You get to be wiser by storying the world and seeing it through other forms of consciousness than your own. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#22. Readers are made by readers. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#23. Doing anything when you're bored is very very boring. Anyway, doing nothing is the point of being bored. The pleasure of being bored is mooning about and doing nothing. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#24. History dies without the present. There is no future without the path made to it by the past. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#25. Love: that which cannot be done without; wish always to be with, be part of, belong to, know intimately inside and out, entirely, WHOLE-LY, for ever and ever amen.
Shining bright words in amazing patterns of endless variety. Drawing of the inside of my head.
pg. 108 - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#26. Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#27. I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#28. I cannot live without reading. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#29. But the bit I liked best was where it said it's impossible to define love because it takes so many forms and is so complicated. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#30. I don't know, I can't quite get it."
"Don't try. It's just words."
"Just words?"
"Just words! We love them so much, you and me. But in the end, they fail us. Because there are truths beyond words. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#31. And trust dies from ifs and buts - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#32. You have to know your own truth and stick to it. And never despair. Never give up. There's always hope. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#33. And the price for being a homo-hater should be as high as anyone can pay. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#34. Life is not like a novel, but a novel can be like life. The best ones always are. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#35. You become a reader by reading the literature, not by reading the handbooks about it. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#36. Maybe we should always start everything from the inside and work to the outside, and not from the outside to the inside. What d'you think? - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#37. If a boy, if a man, asks you if you're all right and you say yes, he'll always believe you and get on with what he wants to do. It's just the way they're made. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#38. Belief means willing yourself to give all your attention to living with loving gladness in the world you think really exists. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#39. A joy that hurts with sadness a sadness that is pleasurable a pleasure full of terror a terror that excites an excitement that calms a calmness that frightens. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#40. The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren't very lovable. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#41. In all our times together so far, this was the first time I felt we were enjoying ourselves, without strain or any sense of difference of age or deference, concession or inequality. It was, I thought afterwards, the first time we had met as ourselves, untrammelled, unguarded and in tune. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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#42. The plain unwelcome fact is that sometimes life stymies you. - Author: Aidan Chambers
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