“There were so many things I wanted to do!” moaned Mini. “I never even got to shave my legs.” “That’s your life’s biggest regret?”
“In some ways, this is a story of woe and confusion, but it is also a story of joy and kindness and free peanuts,” Kate DiCamillo
“If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it," Cornelia Funke.
“When people say a knight's job is all glory, I laugh and laugh and laugh. Often I can stop laughing before they edge away and talk about soothing drinks.”
“You can smack some people in the face with a haddock and they’ll still call it a mouse if a mouse is what they want to see,” First Test, Tamora Pierce
This was such a strong follow up to The Doldrums. Everything from the humor to the whimsical nature of the storyline carried over really well.
“Because," said the swallow man. "A friend is not someone to whom you give the things you need when the world is at war. A friend is someone to whom you give the things that you need when the world is at peace.”
“Many people fear they might be crazy at some point in their lives, but it requires a healthy dose of sanity to think there's a chance you might be crazy. It's only when you think there is no chance whatsoever that you should be worries. Only you won't be worried because you'll be crazy.”