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#1. That's silly, Anna," said the Honorable Olive. "Being afraid is silly, you know it is. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#2. She was so intelligent that she could think herself into beauty. Intelligence ... they don't talk about it much, the poets, but when a woman is intelligent and passionate and good ... - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#3. It was only when the light in her eyes was extinguished, at the mention of her father, that Rupert realized how brightly it had burned. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#4. We've been together for thirty-five years," Alec had said. "We've no call to change now. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#5. The dowager rose and slipped from her pew. There was the sound of tearing silk as she threw up her arms to embrace her son. Then:
"Oh, Rupert, darling," she exclaimed in tones of theatrical despair, "don't you see? The game's up! - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#6. Daisy offered a mosquito which bit you and gave you yellow fever. 'You turn as yellow as a lemon and then you die,' she said. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#7. And when Finn complained at the end of a day that they had not come very far, she said, "What does it matter? We've got all the time in the world."
Which is not always a clever thing to say. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#8. Duty exists and it's real. It means sharing any gift or talent that you have with people who need it. It means not being afraid or selfish or tight - but open. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#9. After all, Betty was ill and she was her sister, and she wouldn't be able to shave her legs for weeks because of the plaster. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#10. It is for England that one marries,' she said. 'For the land. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#11. They were steaming out of the station before Maia asked, 'Was it books in the trunk?'
'It was books, admitted Miss Minton.
And Maia said, 'Good. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#12. Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#13. 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] ... - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#14. She wanted to make him swear; to have a kind of ceremony
but then she saw his face as he looked out over the Island and saw that he loved it as she did, and she knew for certain they would both be back. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#15. Anyone who has an egg to watch over has a stake in the future, and the future
they were sure of it
was going to be good. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#16. Herr Altenburg, I can't; I have vertigo.' And Marek looked at him: 'All right - I'll get the chemist to fix me something. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#17. But she had to know words. She had to know everything. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#18. Adventures, once they were over, were things that had to stay inside one
that no one else could quite understand. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#19. This is worse than Hollywood, he thought. A girl comes in with a pork chop and I write a song for her. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#20. Not a frog, I hope?" he asked ... She shook her head. "No. And if it was I wouldn't kiss it, I promise you. I might kiss a prince if I could be sure he'd turn into a frog, but not the other way around. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#21. There are those who dance the notes, and those who dance the music. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#22. It was a lovely church - one of those places which look as though God might be about to give a marvellous party. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#23. When you're sad, my Little Star, go out of doors. It's always better underneath the open sky. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#24. The news should have terrified her, but it was difficult to be frightened of anything when she was sitting so close to Rom. 'I thought we had convinced him that I was leading a blameless life?' 'We had, till you burst out of that damnable cake. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#25. It is a fearful thing to love what time can touch. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#26. You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#27. 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. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#28. I want to live like music sounds."- Ruth - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#29. And after all, it wasn't her fault that she was an idiot and had two ridiculous children. Life isn't fair and never has been. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#30. He was just drifting off to sleep when it occurred to him that perhaps the dog was not so ordinary after all. Perhaps he was someone the ogre had changed, and Ivo was going to spend the night hugging a headmaster or a tax inspector - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#31. Loneliness had taught Harriet that there was always someone who understood - it was just so often that they were dead, and in a book. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#32. Shadows are cool and peaceful places for those whose minds are overstocked with treasure. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#33. What are you afraid of then?
Not Being able to see, I think not seeing because your obsessed by something that blots out the world. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#34. People make their own worlds. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#35. If this is the 'Green Hell' of the Amazon, then hell is where I belong," said Maia. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#36. Well wtith a statue hermann cannot possibly fight - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#37. Do I know everything about him already? she thought, bewildered. And back came the answer: Everything. You are branded with this knowledge, you will have it for the rest of time. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#38. Dostoyevsky was her brother, Victorian children's books her passion and though she lived, when in funds, mainly on avocado pears, she took her bath each night with a different cookery book. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#39. One must not judge other cultures by the standars of one's one,' said Aunt Hilda - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#40. It was too much ... the gods would not permit such joy. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#41. For whether a place is a heaven or a hell rests in yourself, and those who go with courage may find themselves in paradise. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#42. Once the hag got upset she was apt to go downhill very fast and remember things like she was an orphan. People are often orphans when they are eighty-two, but it is true that when you have no mother or father you can feel very lonely at any age. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#43. It's true that adventures are good for people even when they are very young. Adventures can get in a person's blood even if he doesn't remember having them. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#44. To show too much joy in a place such as this would be unseemly but, as he padded toward her, his tail was extended in a manner which would make wagging possible should all go as expected. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#46. -they were still practicing the fiendishly difficult pattern at the end of the act where the diagonal lines of swans cross over and dissolve to form three groups: unequal groups, since the number seventeen is notoriously difficult to divide by three. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#47. For an instant she felt his touch on her cheek then he stepped back. There that was my ration for all eternity. People have died for less I dare say. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#48. I think I ought to cut my hair off," said Maia, one morning, as she tore yet another tooth out of Finn's comb.
"No. That's a bad idea."
Maia looked up, surprised. "But you wanted Clovis to cut his hair."
"That was different. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#49. Just because we've never done it doesn't mean we can't do it. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#50. But of course he knew, all of them knew. There is only one kind of a person a wizard can marry, and that is a witch. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#51. Happiness is almost as good as magic for altering a person's looks. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#52. We mustn't only remember the good bits," she said. "We must remember the bad bits, too, so that we know it was real. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#53. And so they played some of the world's loveliest piano music - the exiled homesick girl, the humiliated, tired old man. Not properly. Better than that. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#54. One can always bear what is right. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#55. [Tessa] knew about phantom limbs [....] Her cheek, where the Englishman's fingers had been, did not exactly ache ... but very strangely, most curiously ... it felt. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#56. One of the sisters started shaving her legs and marrying tax inspectors, so she was no good. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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#57. People who've suffered don't have time to grumble. - Author: Eva Ibbotson
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