Quotes from Deep Blue

Jennifer Donnelly ·  340 pages

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“Whatever you do or dream you can do—begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Daughter of Merrow, leave your sleep,

The ways of childhood no more to keep.

The dream will die, a nightmare rise,

Sleep no more, child, open your eyes...

Daughter of Merrow, chosen one,

The end begins, your time has come.

The sands run out, our spell unwinds,

Inch by inch, our chant unbinds...

Daughter of Merrow, find the five

Brave enough to keep hope alive.

One whose heart will hold the light,

One possessed of a prophet’s sight.

One who does not yet believe,

Thus has no choice but to deceive.

One with spirit sure and strong,

One who sings all creatures’ songs.

Together find the talismans

Belonging to the six who ruled,

Hidden under treacherous waters

After light and darkness dueled.

These pieces must not be united,

Not in anger, greed, or rage.

They were scattered by brave Merrow,

Lest they unlock destruction’s cage.

Come to us from seas and rivers,

Become one mind, one heart, one bond.

Before the waters, and all creatures in them,

Are laid to waste by Abbadon!”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“We never know who we are... until we're tested”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Help the others believe, Serafina. Help Ling believe she can break through the silences. Help Neela believe her greatest power comes from within, not without. Help Becca believe the warmest fire is the one that's shared. Help Ava believe the gods did know what they were doing. That's what a leader does—she inspires other to believe in themselves.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“My choice", he'd whispered, taking her hand. "Mine. Not theirs.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Tell Crabby Abby he’s going to sit on the naughty chair if he sinks one more island,” Astrid said, catching her ball.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Thousands of musical voices, like rain on water, beckoned.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“You fear you will fail at the very thing you were born for. And your fear torments you...instead of shunning your fear, you must let it speak and listen carefully to what it's trying to tell you. It will give you good counsel.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“One is not born knowing how to lead, one learns.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Serafina, Ava, Ling, and Becca swam inside. Neela followed them, but at the very last second, shield. “I can’t,” she said. “Once I go in, there’s no way out again. This is real. You’re real. All this time, a part of me was hoping you were only a dream.”

The witch cocked her head. “Only a dream?” she said mockingly. “Long ago, a great mage dreamed of stealing the gods’ powers. Abbadon was born of that dream. Atlantis died because of it. Now, because of a new dreamer, all the waters of the world may fall. There is nothing more real than a dream.” She nodded at the waters behind Neela. Silt was rising in the distance, a great deal of it. “The merman Traho knows this. He’s coming. If you do not believe me, perhaps he can convince you.”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue

“Sunlight filtered through the glass panes from the waters above, waking the feathery tube worms clustered around the room. They burst into bloom, daubing the walls yellow, cobalt blue, and magenta. The golden rays warmed fronds of seaweed anchored to the floor. They shimmered in the glass of a tall gilt mirror and glinted off the polished coral walls. A”
― Jennifer Donnelly, quote from Deep Blue


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Jennifer Donnelly
Born place: The United States
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