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For tea she went down to see Misses Spink and Forcible. She had three digestive biscuits, a glass of limeade, and a cup of weak tea. The limeade was very interesting. It didn't taste anything like limes. It tasted bright green and vaguely chemical. Coraline liked it enormously. She wished they had it at home.

"How are your dear mother and father?" asked Miss Spink.

"Missing," said Coraline. "I haven't seen either of them since yesterday. I'm on my own. I think I've probably become a single child family.


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As-tu déjà été amoureux? C'est horrible non? Ca rend si vulnérable. Ca t'ouvre la poitrine et l...
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Delirium: You use that word so much. Responsibilities. Do you ever think about what that means? I me...
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Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and ...
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I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as a l...
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We make choices. No one else can live our lives for us. And we must confront and accept the conseque...
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You don't have to stay anywhere forever.
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Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life......
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CORALINE'S STORY
THERE WAS A GIRL HER NAME WAS APPLE. SHE USED TO DANCE A LOT. SHE DANCED AND D...
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I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to lo...
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Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
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As I look back on all that's happened..growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me -- th...
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Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest a...
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I mean, d'you know what eternity is? There's this big mountain, see, a mile high, at the end of the ...
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A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because ...
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Archimedes said that with a long enough lever and a solid enough place to stand, he could move the w...
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When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf 'cause I had alphabetized all ...
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Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.
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You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And...
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Bodies are strange. Some people have real problems with the stuff that goes on inside them. You find...
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If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?
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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doi...
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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine boo...
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I think all - or the ones thet I've run into - tend to have a faintly tenuous relationship with the ...
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Traveling through the Dragon's Den, it has just been explained that Haroun, the Ifrit, has been caug...
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Remember your name. Do not lose hope ---what you seek will be found.
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You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplic...
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Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days si...
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What do stars do? They shine.
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It's like you said the other day," said Adam. "You grow up readin' about pirates and cowboys and spa...
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He was cold, standing in a wood, talking to a big black bird who was currently brunching on Bambi.
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I really don't know what "I love you" means
I think it means "Don't leave me here alone.
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This is a bright place, filled with frightened people, and fast hard things that hurt and wound. No ...
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If you sit down and think about it sensibly, you come up with some very funny ideas. Like: wh...
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The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show ...
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Often the adult book is not for you, not yet, or will only be for you when you're ready. But sometim...
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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediatel...
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Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
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Libraries are our friends.
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Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?
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She could hear, some way off, her brothers calling to each other in the woods behind the house. She ...
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They kissed for the first time then in the cold spring rain, though neither one of them now knew tha...
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Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge,...
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Beware of Doors.
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A novel seemed the easiest way to get what I had had in my head into the inside of other people's he...
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It's not what I'd want for at my funeral. When I die, I just want them to plant me somewhere warm. A...
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They also held that the way to salvation was to give way to lust and temptation in all things. And n...
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They believe themselves Lucifer's equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only on...
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I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.
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He was painfully shy, which, as is often the manner of the painfully shy, he overcompensated for by ...
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There was a tale he had read once, long ago, as a small boy: the story of a traveler who had slipped...
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One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or...
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I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating.
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Not only are there no happy endings,' she told him, 'there aren't even any endings.
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You can't just boss bacteria around like that," said the younger Mrs. Hempstock. "They don't like it...
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Yes, you're right. It's part of growing up, I suppose. You always have to leave something behind you...
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We need individual stories. Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thou...
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What are these fundamental principles, if they are not atoms?"
"Stories. And they give me hope.
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Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons...
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There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
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Our deal's over," said Charlie. "I brought your feather. I want my brother. You took him. I want him...
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is not a big, solid, serious book.
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We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don't to make it all bearabl...
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You know what my mum once said?’ said Rosie… ‘She said that if a just-married couple put a coi...
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So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting...
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