“Anyone can have a once-upon-a-time or a happily-ever-after, but it's the journey between that makes the story worth telling.”
“People only love you as long as they're getting something of you, but the minute you say something they don't want to hear or do something they don't want to see, all the admiration drains from their hearts.”
“Intelligence is not a competition," she said. "There is plenty to go around, and there are many ways it can be demonstrated.”
“But anyone can write, right?'" Conner asked. "I mean, that's why authors get judged so harshly, isn't it? Because technically everyone could do it if they wanted to."
"Just because anyone can do something doesn't mean everyone should," Mrs. Peters said. "Besides, anyone with an Internet connection feels they have the credentials to critique or belittle anything these days.”
“The cruelest thing you can do to
someone is force them to hurt alone”
“My most scientific analysis, with all means of science and technology in mind, is that it's magic.”
“Jealousy is just a reminder of the frustrations you have with yourself.”
“Having something worth telling and a passion to tell it are what make you a good writer. I can't tell you how many times I've read novels or articles that used complicated words and witty wordplay to cover up the fact that they had absolutely no story to tell. A good story should be enjoyed; sometimes simplicity can go a long way.”
“Your home is where you feel most comfortable and loved,”
“JUST BECAUSE ANYONE CAN, DOESN'T MEAN EVERYONE SHOULD (Mrs. Peters to Conner Bailey)”
“As long as someone remains standing with a noble heart there will always be a way for good to triumph over evil.”
see, I came into this world just like I’m assuming
you did—full of excitement and
promise. I wanted to do so much good work,
help so many people, and give as much as I
could to those who needed me. But then I
learned a very harsh lesson—the world
doesn’t always give back. I am not a tragic case of the world; I am
the world—cruel, unfair, and not a fairy tale.
People are not born heroes or villains;
they’re created by the people around them.
And one day when your bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed view of life gets its first taste of
reality, when bitterness and anger first run
through your veins, you’ll discover that you
are just like me—and it’ll scare you to death.”
“For every tear that rolled down Conner's face there were a dozen he fought back.”
“What are our options? If I have the choice of being doubtful or being hopeful, I’m going to choose hopeful. It takes less work to be positive.”
“After seeing amazing magical places like Neverland, Oz, Narnia and Wonderland, why did you ever want to leave?"
The girls looked to one another; they had never been asked the question before, at least in Alex's mind.
"Because no matter where you go or what you see, you'll always want to be where you belong," Lucy said.
"Your home is where you feel most comfortable and loved," Wendy said.
"It's a part of you," Alice added. "It's where your family is."
"There's no place like home," Dorothy said, as if it was the first time she'd ever said those words.
Alex appreciated what they had to say, but wasn't sure if she entirely agreed. "I wonder, though, if home sometimes isn't where you're from," she said.
The girls looked at her as if she had already answered her own question. Alex wondered if that had been the real question lingering in her mind all along.”
“There's nothing you're going to say now or in a year that I wouldn't have thought about a hundred times," Alex said.”
“Thank you for your enthusiasm. Earlier today I told another student I was getting new encyclopedias - he asked me how long I'd be in the hospital!”
“Do I look like an expert in cloaked mammals?”
“Forgiveness is what we all need to forget the past, even if we”
“I'm sorry I could never be the brother you wanted," Rumpelstiltskin said. "But one day I'll make things right between us. One day I'll be a brother you can be proud of.”
“Say something to it!” Alex elbowed her brother. “What am I supposed to say? I don’t speak ghost!” The spirit stopped and hovered a few feet in front of them.”
“Should we call her?Maybe we should give her a RING to see where she is? Get it? Get it?
“Just because anyone can do something doesn't mean everyone should. Besides, anyone with an Internet connection feels they have the credentials to critique or belittle anythimg these days”
“night. “Will you ever teach us magic, Grandma?”
“Tutti possono avere un "c'era una volta" o un "e vissero per sempre felici e contenti", ma è il viaggio tra l'inizio e la fine che rende la storia degna di essere raccontata. È il modo in cui i personaggi affrontano le sfide a far di loro degli eroi.”
“Thank you for joining me today, Hoodians! I wish you all peace and poverty!”
“Prosperity, my dear! Prosperity!”
“To quote a girl I know, ‘My most scientific analysis, with all means of science and technology in mind, is that it’s magic,’ ” he said. Alex laughed. “How do you remember that?” she”
“If you all will please excuse me,” Red said and headed out of the courtyard. “I think I’m going to lie down for a minute. My life has suddenly become a Shakeyfruit play.”
“Always have a plan B and a friend with bail, and you’re guaranteed to never fail,” Mother Goose said and took another drink. “That’s my motto.”
“Mother Goose chuckled to herself. “Jack is nimble, Jack is quick—but Jack can be such a—” She stopped herself from finishing the thought, perhaps remembering she was talking to thirteen-year-olds. “I think I’ve had enough bubbly for one night. It’s time for bed anyway.”
“It was just a hug, but gods, it meant so much. It meant everything.”
“You're where I want to be.”
“Do you blame me for every mistake I made? For every girl I tumbled? For every dumb thing I've said? Because if we start running tallies on stupid, you know who's going to come out ahead.”
“The complexities of cause and effect defy analysis.”
“About endings....unless we do them well, we have to keep repeating them.”
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