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#1. Your father is angry with me because he thinks I almost got myself killed,' said Sabriel, with a slight grin. 'I don't understand it myself, since I think he should be glad that I didn't. - Author: Garth Nix
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#2. Sixth comes Saraneth, also known as the Binder. Saraneth speaks with the deep voice of power, shackling the Dead to the wielder's will. - Author: Garth Nix
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#3. Choosers will be beggars if the begging's not their choosing. - Author: Garth Nix
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#4. Yep, said Arthur. Somehow yep seemed the most positive thing he could say. Stronger than yeah and more heroic than yes. He hoped he could live up to it. - Author: Garth Nix
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#5. I won't let you go! I love you, Dog!'
'There will be other dogs and friends, and loves' whispered the Dog. 'You have found your family, your heritage, and you have earned a high place in the world. I love you too, but my time with you has passed. - Author: Garth Nix
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#6. A hundred hundred heartbeats ... whispered Sabriel, tears falling down her face. - Author: Garth Nix
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#7. I studied writing at university, and I actually majored in screenwriting. Then I went to work as a bookseller and then as a sales rep and publicist and then various editorial jobs until I ended up with HarperCollins in Australia. - Author: Garth Nix
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#8. Luxuriate in a constant flow of information, picking out whatever I wanted to know. - Author: Garth Nix
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#9. It is taken care of. Nothing will not break into my Pit or the Far Reaches! I cannot speak for the other parts of the House, but we have Nothing well in hand here. I understand Nothing as no one else does!
- Grim Tuesday - Author: Garth Nix
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#10. Alternatives! Probabilities! - Author: Garth Nix
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#11. I certainly have had experiences of a sense of wonder at the world and a feeling that even though it could all be explained rationally, it still feels that there is more to it. - Author: Garth Nix
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#12. Garth on making his stories feel real "Things like armour, clothes and other small details are very important in building up the reality of the story... I do spend quite a lot of time on things like clothing, armour, weapons and try and make them feel real. - Author: Garth Nix
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#13. I am a great believer that anything not expressly forbidden is explicitly allowed. - Author: Garth Nix
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#14. I don't watch a lot of T.V., and I hardly ever have time to keep up with series, though I do love reruns of old favorites from my childhood like 'Dr. Who', 'The Goodies', and 'Get Smart.' - Author: Garth Nix
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#15. I lied," said the Dog cheerily. "That's one of the reasons I'm the Disreputable Dog. Besides, - Author: Garth Nix
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#16. In all my books, I try to have a strong element of realism underlying the fantastic. - Author: Garth Nix
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#17. But we survived, didn't we? That makes it an adventure. If you get killed it's a tragedy. - Author: Garth Nix
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#18. This is what it is, to be an Abhorsen. - Author: Garth Nix
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#19. Interestingly, it is often the younger members of the audience who ask the most sophisticated questions. - Author: Garth Nix
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#20. The most important questions - "What are you? Where did you come from?" - had a whole range of answers, starting with "I'm the Disreputable Dog" and "from elsewhere" and occasionally becoming as eloquent as "I'm your Dog" and "You tell me - it was your spell. - Author: Garth Nix
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#21. I can see time, whispered Mogget, so softly that his words were lost. - Author: Garth Nix
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#22. Coils within coils," murmured the cat. "Fleas upon fleas, idiots begetting idiots - "

"What?"

"Mmm, just thinking," whispered Mogget. "You should try it sometimes. - Author: Garth Nix
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#23. She was no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She was the Abhorsen-in-Waiting. - Author: Garth Nix
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#24. Oh, fierce librarians, then? Tell you to shush and that sort of thing? - Author: Garth Nix
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#25. In any genre you're working in, you can always find a way to tell a particular kind of story. I love fantasy; I love science fiction. I love all kinds of fiction, in fact. - Author: Garth Nix
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#26. Do not tarry, do not stop, no matter what happens. - Author: Garth Nix
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#27. It always seemed somehow less real here ... a really detailed dream, but sort of washed out, like a thin watercolor. Softer, somehow, even with their electric light and engines and everything. I guess it was because there was hardly any magic. - Author: Garth Nix
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#28. Are you . . . are you the athask? The great one?" "Maybe," said Mogget. "I can't remember." "Mogget, - Author: Garth Nix
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#29. Bravery is about overcoming fear, not about not having it. - Author: Garth Nix
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#30. It is always important to look beyond a pleasant visage. - Author: Garth Nix
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#31. As for you, Private, if you mention a word of this to anyone, I'll feed you to the cat thing here. Understand?"
"Yum," said Mogget.
"Yes, sir!" mumbled the telephone operator, his hands shaking as he tried to smother the burning wreckage of his switchboard with a fire blanket. - Author: Garth Nix
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#32. Devoid of life, it was also devoid of the Dead. - Author: Garth Nix
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#33. The Clayr saw me, the Wallmaker made me, the King quenched me, the Abhorsen wields me so that no Dead shall walk in Life. For this is not their path. - Author: Garth Nix
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#34. I think having an open mind about these things is probably the most important thing, because even though I've never had an experience of the supernatural, something I couldn't explain. - Author: Garth Nix
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#35. I like movies in particular, on video or T.V. I have lots of old favorites, like Danny Kaye in 'The Court Jester' or 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' or James Stewart in 'Winchester '73.' But I also like a lot of modern films. - Author: Garth Nix
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#36. He growled and grimaced as they came to him, and clenched his fists in pain and anger.
"Unusual name," commented Mogget. "More of a bear's name, that growl. - Author: Garth Nix
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#37. Keys to the Kingdom Mister Monday Garth Nix BOOK ONE - Author: Garth Nix
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#38. Charity is a very labour-intensive virtue. - Author: Garth Nix
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#39. Arthur sighed and barely managed to whisper, Key ... hold the Hour Hand for ... a minute ... a minute ... - Author: Garth Nix
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#40. For everyone and everything, there is a time to die. Some do not know it, or would delay it, but its truth cannot be denied. Not when you look into the stars of the ninth gate. - Author: Garth Nix
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#41. If only Sam could have stayed just like the Dog, she thought. A comforting friend without the complication of romantic interest.There had to be something she could do to completely discourage him, short of throwing up, or making herself totally unattractive.
"I'm thirty-five," she said at last. - Author: Garth Nix
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#42. I feel that you will be a maker, not a seer. You must promise me that it will be so. Promise me that you will not give in. Promise me that you will never give up hope. - Author: Garth Nix
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#43. I used to think like that at school," Sabriel answered. "Dreaming about the Old Kingdom. Proper Charter Magic. Dead to bind. Princes to be
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"Rescued? - Author: Garth Nix
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#44. A breath? she asked. She didn't want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed very forward. He might remember it, and make assumptions. - Author: Garth Nix
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#45. How come it's all right for the bad guys to do whatever they want, and whenever I want to do something it's 'forget about it'? What's the good of being the Rightful Heir anyway? All I get is trouble! - Author: Garth Nix
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#46. I hope you find some stories here that you will enjoy, or wonder about, or that linger uncomfortably in the mind when you wish they didn't. - Author: Garth Nix
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#47. The Dog was a different matter. She was new, or so old that any book that told of her was long since dust. The creature in the fog thought the latter. - Author: Garth Nix
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#48. All of us recruits are equal in the eyes of the Army: low as you can go. - Author: Garth Nix
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#49. I find the presence of the sea quite inspiring, and sometimes I do just get out and walk around and take in the sea breeze to try and clear my mind. - Author: Garth Nix
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#50. I like to write books that I would have liked as a child, that would have got me thinking and imagining beyond the words on the page. In a way, my audience is always how I remember myself as a child. - Author: Garth Nix
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#51. When the dead do walk seek water's run,
for this the Dead will always shun.
Swift river's best or broadest lake
to ward the dead and have and make.
If water fails thee, fire's thy friend,
if neither guards it will be thy end. - Author: Garth Nix
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#52. Some were Charter Mages, and there would not be time to argue rights and wrongs, so any aggressive magic he used would be countered or negated by these others, as was the nature of Charter Magic. - Author: Garth Nix
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#53. Millennia of servitude, Abhorsen. Chained by trickery, treachery ... captivenin a repulsive, fixed-flesh shape ... but there will be payment, slow payment - not quick, not quick at all! - Author: Garth Nix
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#54. May I say that I approve of a piece that tries to remake the entire puzzle? - Author: Garth Nix
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#55. Unlike the stereotypical author, I've never had a job as a short-order cook, but I love cooking hot breakfasts for lots of people, juggling the eggs and the bacon and the tomatoes and the fried potatoes and so on. - Author: Garth Nix
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#56. What's too late?" asked Mogget. "Hold - Author: Garth Nix
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#57. What do you mean? I am Mogget, of course. The one and only Mogget. Though I have had other names. - Author: Garth Nix
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#58. I am not afraid," he said to himself. - Author: Garth Nix
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#59. I can understand the natural anxiety of readers when waiting for another installment of a favourite series, but I think it is much more important to get a book right than it is to have it appear on time. - Author: Garth Nix
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#60. Clearly the Old One had the capacity to kill - or easily deliver some sort of final ending that sounded remarkably like death. - Author: Garth Nix
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#61. But think of how much worse it would be to sit here, not knowing. Until the Dead choke the Ratterlin and Hedge walks across the dry bed of the river to batter down the door. - Author: Garth Nix
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#62. Midnight Visitors,' whispered Suzy fearfully. 'With nightmare-whips and night-gloves. - Author: Garth Nix
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#63. This? It's a feather-coin. I made it.'
'What is it for?'
'It isn't for anything. It's a toy.'
'It's for annoying people,' said Mogget from Sam's pack. 'If you don't put it away, I shall eat it. - Author: Garth Nix
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#64. There is never one absolutely right thing to do. All you can do is honor what you believe, accept the consequences of your own actions, and make the best out of what happens. - Author: Garth Nix
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#65. I loved publishing; I loved working in the book industry, but I've been writing pretty much nonstop since I was 19. I realized very early on that I would need a day job, and I wanted one that was in books. - Author: Garth Nix
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#66. A Kiss," said Mogget sleepily. "Actually, just a breath would do. But you have to start kissing someone sometime, I suppose."
"A breath?" she asked. She didn't want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed too forward. - Author: Garth Nix
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#67. They might refuse the evidence of their own eyes and continue blindly on over the ridge, driven by optimism and hope that finally they would find somewhere to call home. - Author: Garth Nix
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#68. Just like the Perimeter! It never rains but it pours, declared the Major. - Author: Garth Nix
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#69. I tend to think of stories and books as being for everyone, just with an 'entry reading age' rather than an age range. - Author: Garth Nix
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#70. Why, Yrael?" it said, as the last of the dark gave way to silver, and the shining sphere of metal sank slowly to the ground. "Why?"
"Life," said Yrael, who was more Mogget than it ever knew. "Fish and fowl, warm sun and shady trees, the field mice in the wheat, under the cool light of the moon. - Author: Garth Nix
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#71. Since being a prisoner was a definite improvement over being dead, which was what she thought was going to happen when the Loundergs had attacked, Suzy was quite cheerful. - Author: Garth Nix
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#72. You'd better take over here as temporary Mistress, Joan, he said to Professor Aiken. - Author: Garth Nix
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#73. If only one in 1,000 people that I talk to goes on to write a good book, that's one more good book that I've helped along ... and maybe it will be a book I love myself five or 10 years down the line. - Author: Garth Nix
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#74. She fought back the tears in her eyes, because though she no longer felt she was one of the Clayr, she still felt she was a librarian and always would be, no matter what else she had become as well. - Author: Garth Nix
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#75. Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was. - Author: Garth Nix
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#76. There were also very special or dangerous items that had to be fetched in person, or even by large parties of armed librarians. - Author: Garth Nix
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#77. Is it a lack of faith to be thinking that we're all going to be slain or captured and sunk into the Hot Lake?" asked one of the four chosen archers.
"Yes," snapped the Carp. - Author: Garth Nix
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#78. Everything is always better for a walk. - Author: Garth Nix
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#79. I grew up in a house full of books and parents who read, which led to me to reading from a very young age. And reading seemed to naturally progress to writing. - Author: Garth Nix
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#80. You mortals arose from the possibility she made and, though she always liked to think so, are consequently not of her direct design. - Author: Garth Nix
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#81. The visions are fragmented and a dark cloud spreads like spilt ink across the pages of possible futures. - Author: Garth Nix
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#82. Stop! By the Keys I hold, I order the Nothing to stop! House, you must hold against the Void! - Author: Garth Nix
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#83. It was like someone far away calling someone else's name. - Author: Garth Nix
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#84. We're really going to ride rhinos?" asked Conor excitedly. - Author: Garth Nix
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#85. Conor had volunteered to carry it, perhaps hoping it would make the others think better of him. Rollan - Author: Garth Nix
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#86. It's you I'm concerned about. You are letting your fear come between you and getting better. - Author: Garth Nix
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#87. Often, I get the feeling that the story is really happening somewhere and all I'm doing is trying to work out the best way to tell it. - Author: Garth Nix
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#88. So are you saying that somebody went to all the trouble to make you a crypt a thousand years ago on the off chance that you might turn up one day, walk in, and have a convenient heart attack? - Author: Garth Nix
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#89. Be careful..you're all I've got left, to remind me who I really am. - Author: Garth Nix
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#90. she still felt she was a librarian and always would be, no matter what else she had become as well. "We - Author: Garth Nix
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#91. Please," said Lirael ... "I think I would like to work in this Library."
"The Library," repeated Sanar, looking troubled. "That can be dangerous to a girl of fourteen. Or a woman of forty, for that matter. - Author: Garth Nix
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#92. A passion thwarted will often go astray. - Author: Garth Nix
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#93. And I've never been wicked,' said the Witch firmly. 'Least, not by my measure. Just independant-minded.'

'Wickedness depends on where you're standing, doesn't it?' said Jenny. - Author: Garth Nix
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#94. Don't look, part of his mind said. If you don't see trouble, it doesn't exist.
But it does, thought Arthur, fighting down the fear. Keep breathing slowly. You have to confront your fears. Deal with them. - Author: Garth Nix
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#95. Five Great Charters knit the land
Together linked, hand in hand
One in the people who wear the crown
Two in the folk who keep the Dead down
Three and Five became stone and mortar
Four sees all in frozen water. - Author: Garth Nix
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#96. Cats never liked to admit to names. Being named might lead to being held responsible for something. - Author: Garth Nix
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#97. If an action must be taken that will benefit the majority at the cost of the minority, is it morally indefensible?
If an action taken for the benefit of a majority occurs at the expense of a minority, is it moral action? - Author: Garth Nix
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#98. As per usual, trouble comes in several directions at once. - Author: Garth Nix
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#99. Time and death sleep side by side. - Author: Garth Nix
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#100. Double, treble, quadruple bubble, watch the stock market get into trouble ... - Author: Garth Nix
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