“...even the most independent people sometimes needed help. And if I'd learned nothing else from my life thus far, it was that you don't always end up where you think you're going.”
“I snorted "oh, beauty. What's that good for?"
Mary stared, her eyes round.
"It won you the prince, did it not?"
I snorted again, I prefer to think that he was captivated by my charming personality." I giggled to let Mary know I was trying to make fun of myself.”
“And yet, I felt a surge of exhilaration just thinking about that night. Not just because I'd met the prince and fallen in love and started on my course toward happiness ever after, but because I'd made something happen. I'd done something everybody had told me I couldn't. I'd changed my life all by myself. Having a fairy godmother would have ruined everything.”
“I have been thinking--"
"Always a dangerous thing for a woman to do," he said.”
“Why did everyone like that story so much when it wasn't true? Why was everyone so eager to believe it? Was it because, in real life, ever after's generally stink?”
“Şimdi benden de güce ya da kendi kararımı verme hakkına sahip olmasızın yalnızca bir öpücük veya tatlı bir fısıltıyla sevişip, kadınlarla erkeklerin yatak odalarında yaptıkları diğer tüm şeyleri yaparak ikna gücümü kullanmam mı isteniyordu? Maalesef bunu düşünmek bile midemi bulandırıyordu.
“People would rather believe in fairy godmothers and divine intervention than to think that you took charge of your own destiny.”
“Love is a wonderous thing. It moves mountains and stills a baby's cries. It beats inside every human's heart, yet is more precious than gold. It cannot be bought or sold or stolen. It keeps us alive.”
“Kaderimi değiştirmiştim. Bana yapamayacağımı söyledikleri şeyi yapmayı başarmıştım. Kendi hayatımı kendi kendime değiştirmiştim. Bir iyilik perisi her şeyi değiştirebilirdi.
(syf. 64 – 65)”
“Sence aşk nedir?” diye sordum Jed’e.
“Aşk olağanüstü bir şeydir. Dağları yerinden oynatır; bir bebeğin çığlıklarını dindirir. Her insanın kalbinde bir yerlerde saklıdır. Faka altından da kıymetlidir. Satın alınamaz, satılamaz ya da çalınamaz. Yaşam kaynağımızdır.”
“… hanımların görevi nahoş durumlardan uzak durmaktır. Böylelikle ruhlarımız – ve alnımız – hüznün kiriyle kararmaz. Kadınlar çiçekler kadar narindirler, dünyaya renk ve güzellik katmak için var olurlar. Can sıkıcı konularla uğraşmak erkeklerin görevidir.
(syf. 23 – 24)”
“In view of this and other things, I demand forgiveness for being so obviously impressed with my own parents.”
“And you, you make me feel like I could do the stupidest thing in the world, and you’d still like me how I am.”
“The lake hadn’t been frozen long and of all them had been expressly forbidden to go out on it, but Norman Pye, who was older than the rest of them, said that it would be safe if they slid out on their bellies. So they did. “We thought it was exciting as all get out,” Miss Vernon said. “We could hear the ice cracking but it didn’t give, and we slid across it like seals. Oh, it was tremendous fun. The ice was clear as glass and you could see right to the bottom. All the stones lying there, brighter and more colourful than they ever are when you look through the water. You could even see fish swimming about. And then all at once there was this loud crack and the whole sheet gave way, and there we were in the water.”
“Please help me, I begged her silently. "I'm fine." I'm not fine, and I am going to kill someone, and I don't know if I'll be able to stop "I'm fine, let's go back.”
“Decía la leyenda que si los cuervos abandonaban la torre, la corona caería e Inglaterra con ella.”
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