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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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.

— Sally Gardner

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.

— Sally Gardner

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

— Sally Gardner

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

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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.

— Sally Gardner

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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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.

— Sally Gardner

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,

— Sally Gardner

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.

— Sally Gardner

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

— Sally Gardner

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

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We live to die, we die to eternally live.

— Sally Gardner

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

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

— Sally Gardner

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.

— Sally Gardner

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