“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.”
“You do have to listen to the stories, for stories always mean something. The question that worries me is: WHAT exactly do they mean?” - Cressida Cowell