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Margaret Mahy Quotes

Anyone interested in the world generally cant help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language.
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Stamp, your name is to be Laura. I'm sharing my name with you. I'm putting my power into you and you must do my work. Don't listen to anyone but me. You are to be my command laid on my enemy. you'll make a hole in him through which he'll drip away until he runs dry. As he drips out darkness, we'll smile together, me inside, you outside. We'll crush him between our smiles.

— Margaret Mahy

It's so dark - as if all the lights are just there to make the other places seem darker.

— Margaret Mahy

What's happened to the world? she was thinking. Everything has turned terrible ... and the bits that aren't terrible have gone mad. I don't understand anything anymore.

— Margaret Mahy

Will you still love me when I'm a monster?

— Margaret Mahy

Somewhere int he flesh of the earth the dreadful earthquake shuddered, the tide walked to and fro on the leash of the moon, rainbows formed, winds swept the sky like giant brooms piling up clouds before them, clouds which writhed into different shapes, melted into rain or darkened, bruised themselves against an unseen antagonist and went on their way, laced with forking rivers of lightning, complete with white electric tributaries. Out of this infinite vision an infinity of details could be drawn, but Sonny had settled on one, and from the endless series a particular beach was chosen and began to form around Laura - a beach of iron-dark sand and shells like frail stars, and a wonderful wide sea that stretched, neither green nor blue, but inked by the approach of night into violet and black, wrinkling with its own salty puzzles, right out to a distant, pure horizon.

— Margaret Mahy

I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation.

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I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me.

— Margaret Mahy

New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications.

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It can certainly happen that characters in more sophisticated stories can 'take over' as they develop and change the author's original ideas. Well, it certainly happens to me at times.

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They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.

— Margaret Mahy

Ellis's understanding of himself and the world around him certainly develops because of his adventures, and part of that development comes through recognizing other people for what they are.

— Margaret Mahy

I don't want to die, really. I'm interested in what happens next, so I've got to keep on.

— Margaret Mahy

You can't say you want things to be simple and then in the next breath ask me to be honest.

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I know things are unbearable but in spite of that we have to bear them.

— Margaret Mahy

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