The best Quotes by Madeleine L'Engle

The best Quotes by Madeleine L'Engle

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
A Ring of Endless Light
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A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
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When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.
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The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin, one cannot exist without the other.
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There's always a little light in the darkness.
Jackie Estecado in The Darkness
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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.
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When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.
Abby: "I didn't want you to get hurt."
Max: "That's funny. That's what everyone who keeps hurting me keeps saying!"
Maxine Baker in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 10
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You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him.
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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
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The best moments in life are the ones that make us smile when we think about them.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.
Conductor in The Polar Express
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Sometimes I believe in as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
And for a great deal it seemed good to him, for in the music there were no flaws.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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