Quotes from Gathering Blue

Lois Lowry ·  240 pages

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“Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Be proud of your pain, for you are stronger than those with none.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Because of fear, they made shelter and found food and grew things. For the same reason, weapons were stored, waiting.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Take pride in your pain," her mother had always told her. "You are stronger than those who have none.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“We're the ones who will fill in the blank places. Maybe we can make it different.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue



“He gestured toward her twisted leg. "Like you. Some don't walk good. Some be broken in other ways. Not all. But lots. Do you think it maken them quiet and nice, to be broken?”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


It's not true. I need all of you. We need each other.
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“To sadden. To bloom. To bleed. What a strange set of words.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“You will fail. Then they will kill you." - Vandara to Kira, following Kira's trial.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“But it made her smile, to see it, to see how the pen formed the shapes and the shapes told a story of a name.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue



“always busy because of interesting books”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“The blue was gathered in her hand, and she could feel it quiver, as if it had been given breath and was beginning to live.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“It was terrifying, almost unbelievable, the casualness of the cruelty.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“When you care about someone and give them something special. Something that they treasire. That's a gift.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“But to use the knowledge of the threading, you must learn the making of the shades. When to sadden with the iron pot. How to bloom the colors. How to bleed.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue



“Thomas," she suggested, "you and I? We're the ones who will fill in the blank places. Maybe we can make it different.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“She felt a small shudder of fear. Fear was always a part of life for the people. Because of fear, they made shelter and found food and grew things. For the same reason, weapons were stored, waiting. There was fear of cold, of sickness and hunger. There was fear of beasts.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Over and over. They be making me remember everythings. Me old songs, they just be natural. But now they be stuffing new things into me and this poor head hurts horrid.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Suddenly Kira knew that although her door was unlocked, she was not really free.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“I brug you two [gifts] . . . I gots the little here in my pockie.' He dug one hand deep into his pocket and pulled out a handful of nuts and a dead grasshopper. 'Nope. Be the other side.' (Matt)”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue



“The guardians with their stern faces had no creative power. But they had strength and cunning, and they had found a way to steal and harness other people's powers for their own needs. They were forcing the children to describe the future they wanted, not the one that could be.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Kira closed her eyes, thought, and said them aloud. "Madder for red. Bedstraw for red too, just the roots. Tops of tansy for yellow, and greenwood for yellow too. And yarrow: yellow and gold. Dark hollyhocks, just the petals, for mauve...."
"Broom sedge," she added, still remembering. "Goldy yellows and browns. And Saint Johnswort for browns too, but it'll stain my hands.
"And bronze fennel--leaves and flowers; use them fresh--and you can eat it too. Chamomile for tea and for green hues.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Take your pride in your pain. You are stronger than those who have none.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“All of it was ashes now: the smooth wood, the soft edges, the memory of his hands.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“–Enorgullécete de tu dolor –le decía siempre su madre–. Eres más fuerte que aquellos que no sienten ninguno.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue



“We're the ones who fill in the blank spaces. Maybe we can make it different.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


“Elderberry,” the old woman told her.”
― Lois Lowry, quote from Gathering Blue


About the author

Lois Lowry
Born place: in Oahu, Hawaii, The United States
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