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I'm Jill Dumpty."
"So your brother was Humpty Dumpty?"
"And he didn't fall off that wall, Mr. Horner. He was pushed.


Neil Gaiman

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A...
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Yes Yes

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Even as he is...
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As he ages
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and says
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i catch him
off...
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He sm...
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A sky
full
of stars
and he
was staring
at her.

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"Okay."
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This Stone

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He went looki...
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Im still runnin against the wind
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the puni...
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According to my daughters, my most irritating habit is asking for cups of tea.
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You’re playing with fire,” she warned him. “That’s how I know I’m alive,
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Nosotros escuchábamos a los Adverts y a los Jam, a los Stranglers, los Clash y los Sex Pistols. Aun...
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Por muy lejos que te vayas, nunca podrás huir de ti mismo.
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È come quando c’è chi crede di essere felice andando a vivere da qualche altra parte, ma poi imp...
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7 Somewhere
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Someone had once told her that if you look up at the sky from the bottom of a mine shaft, even in th...
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Thank you,” said the dog.
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Spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies.’ Coraline
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Coraline sighed. ‘You really don’t understand, do you?’ she said. ‘I don’t want whatever I...
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Stay here with us,” said the voice from the figure at the end of the room. “We will listen to yo...
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The air was alive with yellow wasps. We must have stepped on a wasps' nest in a rotten branch as we ...
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In the flat above Coraline’s, under the roof, was a crazy old man with a big mustache. He told Cor...
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I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got ...
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You people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't ne...
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It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon ...
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Coraline's father stopped working and made them all dinner.

Coraline was disgusted. "Dadd...
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She said, ‘You know that I love you.’ And, despite herself, Coraline nodded. It was true: the ot...
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Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she had met made any sense. She sometimes wondered who th...
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No one had hugged her like that since she had retired from the theater.
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Cats don't have shoulders, not like people do. But the cat shrugged, in one smooth movement that sta...
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Realmente no lo entiendes, ¿verdad?. No quiero tener todo lo que deseo. Nadie lo quiere, no de verd...
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It wasn’t brave because he wasn’t scared: it was the only thing he could do. But going back agai...
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It seemed to Coraline that it was crouching, and staring down at her, as if it were not really a hou...
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Coraline went over to the window and watched the rain come down. It wasn't the kind of rain you coul...
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It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon ...
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How big are souls anyway?" asked Coraline.
The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and l...
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Oh ... My twitchy witchy girl I think you are so nice, I give you bowls of porridge And I give you b...
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But how can you walk away from something and still come
back to it?"
"Easy," said the cat....
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o non voglio tutto ciò che desidero. Nessuno lo vuole. Non veramente. Che divertimento sarebbe, se ...
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Coraline’s father stopped working and made them all dinner. Coraline was disgusted. “Daddy,” s...
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Coraline tried drawing the mist. After ten minutes of drawing she still had a white sheet of paper w...
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Small world," said Coraline. "It's big enough for her," said the cat. "Spiders' webs only have to be...
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Cats don’t have names,” it said.

“No?” said Coraline.

“No,” said t...
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Old but contented, the face of a man who had sipped life’s vinegar and found it, by and large, to ...
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Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement ...
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Charitably... I think... sometimes, perhaps, one must change or die. And, in the end, there were, pe...
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I believe [...] that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death pe...
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If an eagle gives you a feather, keep it safe.
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that NEIL GAIMAN
What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it...
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Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wa...
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It would have been hard for Fat Charlie to say exactly when the accumulation of birds on the wire me...
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I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.
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You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.
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In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glitt...
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Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?
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She sat down on one of her grandmother's uncomfortable armchairs, and the cat sprang up into her lap...
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The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. "Calling cats," it confided, "tends to be...
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The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.
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Oh- my twitchy witchy girl
I think you are so nice,
I give you bowls of porridge
And ...
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Nothing’s changed. You’ll go home. You’ll be bored. You’ll be ignored. No one will listen to...
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I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-R...
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We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.
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Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and i...
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You're a poem?' I repeated.

She chewed her lower lip. 'If you want. I am a poem, or I am ...
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We...we could be friends.'

We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing Afric...
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What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,'...
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Anyway: I'm not blessed or merciful. I'm just me. I've got a job to do and I do it. Listen: even as ...
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When you smiled you had my undivided attention. When you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you. ...
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To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, bu...
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Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe...
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Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and free...
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My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may have been the greatest bad writer America has ...
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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you ar...
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