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#1. Soon the Boggy Mun would open up shop. I wore no cloak and had no pockets. I carried my knife and salt in a basket. Little Red Riding Hood, skipping off into the woods. And whom will she meet?
Why, her own self, of course: the wolf. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#2. Secrets press inside a person. They press the way water presses at a dam. The secrets and the water, they both want to get out. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#3. I might be a wicked girl who'd think nothing of eating a baby for breakfast, but I'd never allow myself to get expelled. It's far too public. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#4. I love using unique names, so I go to a baby names site on the Internet and use the unique names. Sometimes my names have meanings such as 'strong', 'fire', and Phoenix which means dark red and is Greek. It's fun to think of a name meaning and matching it with a name. Even Frances means Victory. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#5. You could write your way into happiness. It might not be the happiness you'd experience if Eldric pushed Leanne from a cliff, but there's a firefly glimmer in writing something that would please Rose. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#6. Franny gave her sister a tired smile. "Oh, my love," she said. "What do the only children do?"

"We'll never have to know," Caroline said. - Author: Ann Patchett
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#7. How true, lamentably true. I'm sorry, Father. I do not love my neighbor as myself. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#8. I relish the time I have when there are no interruptions. Most often the best time for writing is late at night. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#9. If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am loveable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world? - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#10. I've always loved J.R.R. Tolkein and recently, Christine Feehan and J.K.Rowling. There are many as I'm an avid reader, but those three come to the fore. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#11. Runny's Nicpic
One day Runny Babbit
Met little Franny Fog.
He said, "Let's have a nicpic
Down by the lollow hog."
He brought some cutter bookies,
Some teanuts and some pea.
And what did Franny Fog bring?
Her whole fog framily. - Author: Shel Silverstein
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#12. Even a witch wants sympathy. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#13. I have always thought that the role of the film-maker is to present the argument persuasively, emotionally and coherently and then it is over to the viewer, they are either convinced or not convinced, moved or not moved and they decide whether they will take action or not. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#14. As a graphic artist, my job on a local paper was creating the advertising as well as working as a journalist on sports and community issues. There are many more jobs I've done in my day, I can't remember them all. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#15. I was about seven years old. In my mother's garage I used to create plays and star in them and charge the neighborhood kids five cents to see them. It was a lot of fun. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#16. Franny was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, as if she were considering lying down in it. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#17. Ophelia always said Franny was the Fourth of July. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
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#18. Darling! Had they darlinged each other when they were here? I imagined them, magnificent on horseback, tossing darlings to and fro. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#19. Briony scared?" said Eldric. "I've never seen anyone less scared in my life. She has nerves of iron. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#20. Once Charles arrived, Franny would start laughing the way she had when she was twenty-four, and the rest of them could start setting one another on fire for all she cared. That's what best friends did: ruin people for everyone else. - Author: Emma Straub
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#21. In a matter of only a few seconds, in fact, her eyes appeared to jettison everything that was dark and heavy and to glow with fan-club appreciation. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#22. All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn't listen to, won't remember, never got right, wasn't around for. All - Author: Ann Patchett
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#23. Eldric wore his lazy lion's smile. He didn't mind what he was called. He was a sticks-and-stones sort of person. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#24. Poor Petey. I'd like to say I could almost feel a tender spot for poor Petey, but the truth is I'd rather feel at the tender spot on his head and give it a poke. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#25. I always carry a notepad with me, even on vacation. If I'm on the computer when the story 'hits', I open a Word document and start typing until I get it all out. I've got tons of notes that I never throw out. You never know when a story will strike! - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#26. Yes, I'm shallow, I don't mind admitting it. Perhaps I should admit that there's no end to the depths of my shallowness. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#27. I realised what a powerful position you are in if you own the rights to your film because then you control the distribution and I ended up getting 25 million viewers for McLibel and that's what it's all about for me. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#28. I have my favorite authors, but in reality, my mother did. Though she's never written a book, she paved the way for me to. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#29. I am a true psychic. In my family it's the norm. My sister and mother are always 'in my head' and say or do the same things I'm doing at the same time. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#30. I don't know what it is, but I ache for it each day. It's as though I have eyes, but there are colors I cannot see. As though I have ears, but there's a range of notes I cannot hear. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#31. Poor Cecil. It's hard to be a devil of a fellow in these modern times. No stagecoaches to hold up. No princesses to rescue. Just Petey Todd to escort, while the easy, expert fellow walks the pretty girl home. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#32. He's harmless, poor thing. That's what everyone said. It was true, but who cares? Lots of people are harmless, but that doesn't mean I have to like them. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#33. I explained we lost the porch to the flood. 'Father hasn't gotten around to rebuilding it, although he's quite a good carpenter. He says if Jesus was a carpenter, it's good enough for a clergyman. But I don't remember that Jesus let his house fall down. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#34. Rosy waited as long as she dared then sat forward and let her eye rove Franny's lounge, up and down the shelves, looking for something, not even sure she could bring herself to act if she saw it again, already convinced this was her worst ever idea - Author: R.G. Manse
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#35. Now that's true poetic irony. I rush into battle to defend the fair name of Rose Larkin, and what does she do but fetch Robert to stop me. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#36. I'm sick to death of being the heavy in everybody's life. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#37. The problem I have telling my secret', said Eldric, 'is that it's a secret. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#38. Somebody's going to have to make the money to buy you all those books."
"They're free," Franny said. "I check them out of the library."
"Well, thank God for libraries," Caroline said. - Author: Ann Patchett
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#39. I hope you don't mind my joining you, said Leanne. I minded. After all, she'd tried to kill me. A girl in a novel would say it was hard to believe, but it wasn't. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#40. I have precognitive dreams such as the year my brother's apartment caught fire and he lost everything. I'd dreamt it two months before. Alas, though I warned him, it still happened. Thankfully no one was harmed. I also read Tarot cards, mostly for fun. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#41. I have a theory about how she might have managed to pull off such a feat. It comes in the form of an equation: Love + Fear = Herculean Strength. It's how mothers come to fling runaway motorcars from their children. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#42. Franny Armstrong is a mother of three and a grandmother of four. Her husband supports her imagination and has the patience of a saint. She's been writing since she was a child, creating plays to act out in front of the neighborhood children. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#43. force them to band together. Jim imagined himself and Franny striding into a Mallorcan courtroom, the bump on Franny's head now the size of a tennis ball, hard proof of Antoni's negligence. "And how are you?" Charles asked. He purposefully - Author: Emma Straub
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#44. Your guilt's got nothing on my guilt," Franny said. "Your guilt isn't even in the ballpark. - Author: Ann Patchett
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#45. I've confessed to everything and I's liked to be hanged. Now, if you please - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#46. Father's silence is not merely the absence of sound. It's a creature with a life of its own. It chokes you. It pinches you small as a grain of rice. It twists in your gut like a worm.
Silence clawed at my throat. It left a taste of burnt matches. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#47. Franny looked at them up on the porch, everyone softened by the veil of the screen, by the light that was slanting in behind them, by the bank of yellow lilies that separated them from her. It was not unlike seeing tigers at the zoo. - Author: Ann Patchett
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#48. I like rain and mist. I've never understood why people exclaim over bright skies and bushels of glaring sunshine. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#49. Forge ahead, O mighty enforcer of the law. May you be stout of heart and eardrum. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#50. There is a lump of desolation beneath the bony dip at my throat. It is no bigger than a coin, this spot, a peculiarly small place to hold such a feeling. I try to shove it to some deeper region, but there it sticks, a fragile skin-thickness from the outside world. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#51. I am not interested in having somebody telling that what I have to water down my message or that some advertising person would not like it. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#52. ...if you don't argue, you can't give in... - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#53. For joy, apparently, it was all Franny could do to hold the phone, even with both hands. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#54. Let's hope she's like the others, who look only at the surface. Let's hope she'd never think that a girl with black-velvet eyes and cut-glass cheekbones could be a witch. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#55. I don't like my shoes,' said Rose.
'I'm wearing my shoes and you don't see me complain.'
'You only hear a person complain,' said Rose. 'Not see.'
How has Rose lived for seventeen years and no one has killed her, not once? - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#56. Boxing's not that straightforward," said Eldric. "You can practice and practice, but the real experience will always be different. Lots of things are like that, actually. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#57. We have got a very short time to turn climate change around otherwise we will all die. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#58. It's one thing to keep secrets. It's quite another to lie. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#59. But witchy magic doesn't listen to please and pretty please, and anyway, I didn't really care. I only pretended to care because not caring makes me a monster. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#60. A person might get angry when the girl he loves says she'll never marry. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#61. It's one thing if a person learns you're a witch. It's quite another if he learns you're a murderer. I almost forget I'm a witch now that I know I'm a murderer - murderess, actually. Murderess sounds so much worse. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#62. It wasn't quite a question. It was more of an invitation to tell him whatever I chose. Eldric game me a choice, and it was this that made me want to tell him everything. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#63. Thirty-seven of them will be about shy, reclusive pennsylvania dutch lesbian who wants to write, told first-person by a lecherous hired hand. In dialect. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#64. Smash the table, why don't you? Kick things about. It's ever so nice to see you embrace the true spirit of the Fraternitus. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#65. It's the picnic principle. Things taste better outdoors. And if it's a forbidden thing, so much the better. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#66. Safer than we are." I told Franny. "Safer than love." "let me tell ya kid," Franny said to me, squeezing my hand. "Everything's safer than love. - Author: John Irving
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#67. I think you just have to turn it around and say we are at this absolute historical moment. No generation has ever been as powerful as us. We have the future of our species in our hands. We could be the generation that people look back on and say, 'They bloody did it!', not 'They didn't bother.' - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#68. I am entirely well," said Eldric, "which has Dr. Rannigan exploring first one theory, then another, trying to understand. But not being a man of science, I don't care about understanding. I simply want to go outside and break a few windows. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#69. It's strange how a person can have a distinct distaste for herself, but still she clutches on to life. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#70. You can outrun your memories, but sometime, you will have to stop. And when you do, there will always be Stepmother, waiting to be remembered. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#71. A poem doesn't come out and tell you what it has to say. It circles back on itself, eating its own tail and making you guess what it means. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#72. Our parents teach us the very first things we learn. They teach us about hearts. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#73. Lane watched her for a moment with mounting irritation. Quite probably, he resented and feared any signs of detachment in a girl he was seriously dating. In any case, he surely was concerned over the possibility that this bug Franny had might bitch up the whole weekend. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#74. Should I ever again sink into illness, I'm sure I'll remember Eldric. I'll remember he cared for me. I'll remember that someone had at least taken the time to touch my face. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#75. How many bones did he set?" I cared about it much less than they did. It's my Florence Nightingale calm, I suppose.
There was a pause.
"Twenty-seven," said Father.
There was a question mark in that pause. "How many bones are in the hand?"
Another pause.
"Twenty-seven," said Eldric. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#76. Lord love you," Ms. Eulalie said, "but you tell lies like Ms. Franny sings: hard to listen to and even harder to believe. - Author: Kristin Walker
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#77. Teenagers and younger children did not need to sit in business class, let alone first - that was Franny's philosophy. The extra room was for people who could appreciate it, truly appreciate it, and she did. - Author: Emma Straub
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#78. Blast Cecil!" said Eldric. "You have my permission," I said. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#79. Is this what a nun feels when she runs wild? Perhaps running wild needn't mean dressing in satin and taking to cigarettes. It might mean running into the wild, into the real, into the ooze and muck and the clean, muddy smell of life. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#80. Did I kill him?" I said.

"No, miss," said Robert.

"Pity. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#81. Thoughts are strange creatures. They lead you from one thing to another. Sometimes you don't know how you got from one to the next. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#82. A girl can have the face of an angel but have a horrid sort of heart. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#83. God almighty, Franny," he said. "If you're going to say the Jesus Prayer, at least say it to Jesus, and not to St. Francis and Seymour and Heidi's grandfather all wrapped up in one. Keep him in mind if you say it, and him only, and him as he was and not as you'd like him to have been. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#84. Despite her cough, Rose was in unusually good spirits. That was irritating. If I'm to trade my life for Rose's, I'd appreciate her exhibiting a touch of melancholy. Also acceptable would be despair. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#85. When I was ten, my mother told me to write down my feelings. I eventually started writing a book. I wish I'd kept the handwritten text. I recall some of the story, but it was a start into the world of writing. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#86. Sometimes, of course, the sister's the wicked one, not the stepmother. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#87. Franny and Leo didn't talk about marriage, except sometimes sentimentally in bed, his hands spreading wide across her back, and even then it was only to say how quickly they would have married had it not been for the future and the past. What - Author: Ann Patchett
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#88. My own mask stayed just where it ought. I've had lots of practice. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#89. You don't mind when he stares at you." Cecil jerked his head toward Eldric.
"He doesn't stare," I said. "He looks. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#90. A toast at your wedding, perhaps?" said Eldric.
"I shall never get married," I said. "But I do like champagne. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#91. Franny liked this moment most of all: being alone in the kitchen after almost everything was finished, and listening to the assembled guests chatting happily, knowing they were soon to be fed. - Author: Emma Straub
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#92. Franny, you are the genuine article. You are solid. You are certain. You are like a refrigerator. You hum. - Author: Kate DiCamillo
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#93. I'm usually a panster and throw ideas down on computer the second they hit my brain. I even had to get off the treadmill to write down my ideas. It's a great place to 'zone out' and think about my plots and characters. - Author: Franny Armstrong
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#94. Life and stories are alike in one way: They are full of hollows. The king and queen have no children: They have a child hollow. The girl has a wicked stepmother: She has a mother hollow. In a story, a baby comes along to fill the child hollow. But in life, the hollows continue empty. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#95. I don't mean to be ungrateful but if someone's out there answering prayers, mine's not at the top of the list - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#96. That's where proper stories begin, don't they, when the handsome stranger arrives and everything goes wrong? - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#97. The beach has a language of its own, with its undulating ribbons of silt, the imponderable hieroglyphs of bird tracks. The receding waves catch on innumerable holes in the sand. Bubbles form and fade. A new language, with a new alphabet ... - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#98. Some secrets are wrong and ought to be told. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#99. I go to Franny's in Brooklyn a lot. It's just a casual Italian place, but I could eat there every day. - Author: Daniel Humm
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#100. Oh, it's lovely to see you!' Franny said as the cab moved off. 'I've missed you.' The words were no sooner out than she realized that she didn't mean them at all. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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