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Someone killed my Mother and my Father and my Sister?"
"Yes, someone did."
"A Man?"
"A Man."
"Which means," said Bod, "you're asking the wrong question."
Silas raised an eyebrow. "How so?"
"Well," said Bod. "If I go outside in the world, the question isn't who will keep me safe from him?"
"No?"
"No. It's who will keep him safe from me?


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In fact, the only things in the flat Crowley devoted any personal attention to were the houseplants....
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We'll win, of course," he said.
"You don't want that," said the demon.
"Why not, pray?...
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All Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the r...
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Sister Mary chose that moment to come in with the tea. Satanist or not, she'd also found a plate and...
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According to my daughters, my most irritating habit is asking for cups of tea.
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I'm Jill Dumpty."
"So your brother was Humpty Dumpty?"
"And he didn't fall off that wall, ...
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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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