Sally Gardner Quotes

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Sally Gardner Quotes

You too are cast in sadness thicker than stone, heavier than water, she says. It ties you, like me, to this leaden earth.
I lean forward and kiss her.
Only in dreams, she says, can we be ourselves, uncaged, wild of spirit. Here I am free to climb a tree and find a boy with eyes as sad as mine.
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There is nothing to fear except the power you give to your own demons.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: You see the what ifs are as boundless as
You see, the what ifs are as boundless as the stars.

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Our story is over, though in its end lies its beginning.

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If things were different, if there were no revolution, no war, no threads of light, if he were rich, would he go back to London with her and ask for her hand in marriage? He smiled, for the answer was simple. Yes, yes, he would.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: It had struck me that the world was full
It had struck me that the world was full of holes, holes which you could fall into, never to be seen again. I couldn't understand the difference between disappearance and death. Both seemed the same to me, both left holes. Holes in your heart holes in your life.

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He stroked Sido's cheek and bent down to kiss her, whispering what his heart had always known, what he had never said before to anyone. 'I love you, I always will.

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Live you life, Sido, whatever happens. Live in the moment, don't live with regret.' He took his last kiss.

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Few people can claim they are born into the right period of history. Most of us have to make do with the times we find ourselves in.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: All she had to protect herself against
All she had to protect herself against him was silence, the one skill in which she had become an expert.

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Doubt is a great worm in a crispy, red apple.

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What more can anyone take from me?" said my father, his head bent down. "Everywhere I go I carry my hell with me.

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Honestly, I had no idea that the heart could cause such trouble and strife. It could be broken and still mend. It could be wounded and still heal. It could be given away still returned, lost and found. It could do all that and still you lived, though according to some, only just.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: The floor had become a sea and the bed a
The floor had become a sea and the bed a ship, seen from a great distance. I could hear their voices calling me from far away. It lasted a minute or less. Maybe I dreamed it. Maybe I did not. It was an image that came to haunt me, and I have often wondered what would have happened if I had done as I was told and left the silver shoes alone. Would everything then have been alright?

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There are train-track thinkers, then there's you, Standish, a breeze in the park of imagination.

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I collect words
they are sweets in the mouth of sound.

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I got through so much ink in the learning that the inkseller took to knocking at least once a week on the garden door. He had a gray solemn face that looked as if it was chiseled out of stone; he was stooped down like the letter C, as if he were Atlas carrying the weight of the world in his wooden barrel of ink. Maybe he did. I have learned that there is great power in words, no matter how long or short they be.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: He coughs not a good sound too deep too
He coughs. Not a good sound. Too deep, too full of coffins.
Why is mankind so fucking cruel?
Why?

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As if the words came not from her but from the breeze.

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Wouldn't it be good if we could let teachers do what they do best - teach. Not judge each child on a series of standardized exams. Let schools embrace, not exclude, those like me with a different way of thinking.
Stop praising literacy with one hand and closing libraries with the other. Let librarians be free to do what they do best: encourage a lifelong love of reading in every child, even the ones without a hope of ever getting an A star.

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My captain once said that you meet people in your life who you believe will be your companions on the road, only to discover that they fall by the wayside. Others who you meet without design climb mountains with you,

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Sally Gardner Quotes: My stepmother was no beauty she was
My stepmother was no beauty. She was round and squat with a face not unlike a potato that had been scrubbed.

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Furniture, my good husband," she said, her mouth full of food, "that be too pretty is without pure thought. Tables with turned and carved legs only encourage the devil to dine."
My father stared at her, bewildered.
This house needs to be made ready for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, for when he returns to our fair city and takes his rightful place as king, he'll be needing a good meal in a godly home. Do not you agree, husband?"
My father was speechless. Maud, in no way put off by his silence, said, "He will be very hungry. It has been a long time since the Last Supper.

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In another country where the buildings don't stop rising until they pinthe clouds to the sky.

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It's the fricking reality that destroys plans.

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Stay calm. Don't go getting moon mad. Moon sad.
Moon morons.

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There are too many ghosts walking this earth. They weigh heavy on the living.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: You too are cast in sadness thicker than
You too are cast in sadness thicker than stone, heavier than water,' she says. 'It ties you, like me, to this leaden earth.'
I lean forward and kiss her.
'Only in dreams,' she says, 'can we be ourselves, uncaged, wild of spirit. Here I am free to climb a tree and find a boy with eyes as sad as mine.

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We live to die, we die to eternally live.

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What are you on?' said AJ. 'Leon's mum has died and you are determined to add to the total sum of misery by going out with the girlfriend of the nastiest piece of manhood that was ever assembled in the factory of life ...

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There is more betwixt the day and the night than we can ever know.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: Well you could have knocked me sideways
Well, you could have knocked me sideways with a feather.

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That summer, in the wilderness of crumbling bricks and mortar, white roses had appeared in those derelict suburbs. Gramps said that if man was mad enough to destroy itself, at least the rats and cockroaches would have front-row seats, be able to enjoy the sight of Mother Nature reclaiming the earth. Outside

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No matter how bad things looked, Gramps had always seemed a giant to me. He wasn't made up of any monstrous parts.

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You make sense of a world that is senseless. You gave me space boots so that I could walk on other planets. Without you, I'm lost. There's no left, no right. No tomorrow, only miles of yesterdays. It doesn't matter what happens now because I've found you. That's why I'm here. Because of you. You who I love. My best friend. My brother. Hector

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Sally Gardner Quotes: The self is me the me is i and thats all
The self is me, the me is I, and that's all that's left.

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It is enough to know ... Too much to see ...

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A secret told is mine to tell. Of truth and lies, the lesser hell.

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I am told that sleep is a rehearsal for death. It is waking that kills us.

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Sally Gardner Quotes: If my soul was filled with anything then
If my soul was filled with anything, then it was dust and the ashes of possibilities.

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Gramps had the radio on, tuned to the only station that the authorities allowed us mere lava mites to listen to. Dripple for the workers of the Motherland. They sang it loud, they sang it clear: "And once those feet did tread upon silver sand And footprints deep marked out new moons of Motherland Which all salute with upraised hand." I went upstairs and put on my school uniform. Every part of me dead. Limp. Dead.

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Am driving us home to Mrs. Lush in her shiny kitchen with a checked tablecloth in a house where the grass looks as if it's been Hoovered. You see, only in the land of Croca-Colas does the sun shine in Technicolor. Life lived at the end of the rainbow.

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I sat at the very back of the class - the blackboard could have been in another country. The words were just circus horses dancing up and down. At least, they never stayed still long enough for me to work out what they were saying. The

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Sally Gardner Quotes: I had never been interested in boys and
I had never been interested in boys and had no notion that I ever would, seeing being in love and loving as a great tangle in which you could lose your head as well as your heart. Yet standing there that afternoon looking at the young man. I could well see how such knots in life were made.

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But maybe all it needs is a moment to change the course of history.

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