20+ quotes from Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

Quotes from Castle in the Air

Diana Wynne Jones ·  298 pages

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“I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Take it from me, Fate doesn't care most of the time.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“I can't abide people who go soft over animals and then cheat every human they come across!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Nobody gets praised for the right reasons.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Tell me about this Wizard Howl of yours."
"He's the best wizard in Ingary or anywhere else. If he'd only had time, he would have defeated that djinn. And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to anything."
"Indeed? Strange that you should speak so proudly such a list of vices, most loving of ladies."
"What do you mean, vices? I was just describing Howl. He comes from another world entirely, you know, called Wales, and I refuse to believe he's dead!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“You cannot rob robbers with a kitten in your hat!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“If you must know, I-I had never in my life kissed a young lady, and you are far too beautiful to me to want to get it wrong!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“The soldier was like that. He was an expert in getting other people to do what he wanted. The only creature that could make the soldier do something he did not want was Midnight, and Midnight did things she did not want only when Whippersnapper wanted something. That put the kitten right at the top of the pecking order. A kitten!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Pray use both cats as sponges if it pleases you, infatuated infantryman.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“A garden should be natural-seeming, with wild sections, including a large area of bluebells.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Tell me of this Wizard Howl of yours". Sophie's teeth chattered but she said proudly, "He's the best wizard in Ingary or anywhere else. If he'd only had time, he would have defeated that djinn. And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to anything.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“It's just as I thought," she said. "I prefer you to every single one of these. Some of these look far too proud of themselves, and some look selfish and cruel. You are unassuming and kind. I intend to ask my father to marry me to you, instead of to the Prince in Ochinstan. Would you mind?”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Tell me of this wizard Howl of yours."
Sophie's teeth chattered, but she said proudly, "He's the best wizard in Ingary or anywhere else. If he'd only had time, he would have defeated that djinn. And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to do anything."
"Indded?" asked Abdullah. "Strange that you should speak so proudly such a list of vices, most loving of ladies."
"What do you mean, vices?" Sophie asked angrily. "I was just describing Howl!”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Jamal stared at the dog in his arms. "Why I am I holding a dog full of angels?”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“It was time for a strong-minded woman to take charge. Abdullah was quite glad that Sophie was one.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“A very short burst of thought was enough to convince Abdullah that his situation, despite the chains, would be very much worse if he became a toad.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.” After”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“Sophie and Howl were living - somewhat quarrelsomely it must be confessed, although they were said to be happiest that way - in the moving castle again”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“The tiny princess glanced up with a shy smile. “Boyth, all,” she said, in a small, lisping voice. Morgan’s”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


“—Quizá —dijo— deberías estar más pendiente de a quién muerde tu perro.
—¡Yo no! —dijo Jamal—. Soy un creyente del libre albedrío. Si mi perro elige odiar
a toda la raza humana menos a mí, es libre de hacerlo.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, quote from Castle in the Air


About the author

Diana Wynne Jones
Born place: in London, England, The United Kingdom
Born date August 16, 1934
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