15+ quotes from The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

Quotes from The Capture

Kathryn Lasky ·  222 pages

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“Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave. (Soren)”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“They did not hear Grimble, as he lay dying, chant in the true voice of the Boreal Owl, in tones like chimes in the night, an ancient owl prayer, “I have redeemed myself by giving belief to the wings of the young. Blessed are those who believe, for indeed they shall fly."
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“A legend, Kludd, is a story that you begin to feel in your gizzard and then over time it becomes true in your heart. And perhaps makes you become a better owl.”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Flutter like a hummingbird,
Dive like an eagle,
Ain't no bird that's my equal.
- Twilight”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“You ugly rat-faced birds.
You call yourself a bird?
You call yourself an owl?
You ain't no decent kind of fowl!
They call you Jatt?
They call you Jutt?
I'm gonna toss you in a rut!
Then I'm gonna punch you in the gut!
Then your gonna wind up on your butt!
Think you're all gizzard!
I seen better lizards.
You're goin' down, won't ask for more.
You ain't better than fish bait...
I'm gonna send you straight to hell.
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Everything here at St. Aggie's is upside down and inside out. It's our job not to get moon blinked and to stand right side up in an upside down world. If we don't do that we'll never be able to escape. We'll never be able to think. And thinking is the only way we'll be able to plan an escape."
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“What gives a wriggle
And makes you giggle
When you eat'em?
Whose weensy little feet
Make my heart really beat?
Why, it's those little creepy crawlies
That make me feel so jolly.

For the darling centipede
My favorite buggy feed
I always want some more.
That's the insect I adore
More than beetles, more than crickets,
Which at times gives me the hiccups.
I crave only to feed
On a juicy centipede
And I shall be happy forevermore."
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“To find one's special quality
One must lead a life of deep humility.
To serve in this way
Never question but obey
Is the blessing of St Aggie's charity.
- The owls of St. Aegolius”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Glad to eat ya', I mean meet ya'" - Digger”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Hail to St. Aegolius
Our Alma Mater.
Hail, our song we raise in praise of thee
Long in the memory of every loyal owl
Thy splendid banner emblazoned be.

Now to thy golden talons
Homage we're bringing.
Guiding symbol of our hopes and fears
Hark to the cries of eternal praises ringing
Long may we triumph in the coming years.
- The Owls of St. Aegolius”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Come to us and quackle and quank.
Relieve us of our stirrings
With your fangs so sharp and bright
Take this blood that's always purring.
Through our hollow bones it flows
To each feather and downy fluff.
Quell the terrible, horrid urge that so often prinkles us,
Still our dreams, make slow our thoughts
Let tranquillity flood our veins.
Come to us and drink your fill
So we might end our pains.
- The Owls at St. Aegolius calling to the bats”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Every pellet has a story all its own.
Every pellet has a story all its own.
With its fur and teeth and bones
And one or two stones,
Every pellet has a story all its own.

We shall dissect every pellet with glee.
Perhaps we'll find a rodents knee.
And never shall we tire
In the sacred task that we conspire,
No do our work less perfectly
And those bright flecks at the core,
Which makes our hearts soar,
Shall forever remain the deepest mystery.
- The owlets in the Pelletorium at St. Aegolius”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“I have always believed that there is more goodness than evil in the world.”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave.”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

“All for owls and owls for all!”
― Kathryn Lasky, quote from The Capture

About the author

Kathryn Lasky
Born place: in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
Born date June 24, 1944
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