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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Favourite Quotes

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

“Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”

“Books were safer than other people anyway.”

“Oh, monsters are scared,” said Lettie. “That’s why they’re monsters.”

“I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children stories. They were better than that. They just were.
Adult stories never made sense, and they were slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets, to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secret islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies?”

“Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not.”

“How can you be happy in this world? You have a hole in your heart. You have a gateway inside you to lands beyond the world you know. They will call you, as you grow.”

“This was the void. Not blackness, not nothingness. This was what lay beneath the thinly painted scrim of reality.”

“Memories were waiting at the edges of things, beckoning to me.”


Did you love any of these quotes? Which is your favourite?

 

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