Quotes from Circle of Flight

John Marsden ·  303 pages

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“The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


“‎"And suddenly they came out of the woodwork. I don't actually know what that expression means. What come out of the wood work? Cockroaches maybe. Mice? Are these rhetorical questions, like I just learned about on one of my rare visits to school? Was that a rhetorical question? Is it a paradox when you ask rhetorically if a rhetorical question is a rhetorical question? I think I'd better stop before I get a headache.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


“What happened next played itself out like a terrible drama with two spectators. Lee and I stayed on our side of the fence, like an audience. Of course if the bull had wanted to smash through the fence he could have done so any time, but luckily nearly all cattle live and die without learning that. It's like school, most students go from kindergarten to Year 12 without noticing that they could do a fair amount of damage if they wanted to. They stay inside the fence.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


“It'd be funny if one of them was called Gavin. Funny but irrelevant.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


“Anyway, I should have known better about the roses. Whatever Mum planted grew eventually. Take me for instance.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight



“There’s life in his face again. It occurs to me that this is the best thing I could have done, it’s actually a great way to leave, because it’s giving Gavin the message that we haven’t been defeated, we are up for it, we’re young, we’re in control of our lives again, we can charge into the future with confidence. When we round the corner of the driveway I take his hand and we run down to the gate together.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


“A farm is just an accumulation of stories really. Same with people...

"A farmer's footsteps are the best fertiliser," Dad used to say, which just means that the more you walk around your place the better everything seems to grow and flourish.”
― John Marsden, quote from Circle of Flight


About the author

John Marsden
Born place: in Australia
Born date September 27, 1950
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