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1. "'Coraline' is Neil Gaiman's book, it sold a lot, it has a big fan base. It was originally conceived to be live action, but I never really wanted it to be. I always thought that it would work better as an animated film."
Author: Henry Selick
2. "Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly."Would you like one?" she asked the little dog."Yes, please," whispered the dog. "Only not toffee ones. They make me drool.""I thought chocolates weren't very good for dogs," she said, remembering something Miss Forcible had once told her."Maybe where you come from," whispered the little dog. "Here, it's all we eat."
Author: Neil Gaiman
3. "But how can you walk away from something and still comeback to it?""Easy," said the cat. "Think of somebody walking around theworld. You start out walking away from something and end upcoming back to it.""Small world," said Coraline."It's big enough for her," said the cat. "spiders' webs only haveto be large enough to catch flies."Coraline shivered."
Author: Neil Gaiman
4. "Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she met made any sense."
Author: Neil Gaiman
5. "Coraline sighed. 'You really don't understand do you?' she said. 'I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted, just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?"
Author: Neil Gaiman
6. "How do I know you'll keep your word?" asked Coraline."I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave.""Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline."Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
Author: Neil Gaiman
7. "Non era stato coraggioso, restando lì fermo a farsi pungere - disse Coraline al gatto. - Non era stato coraggioso perché non aveva avuto paura: quella era l'unica cosa che potesse fare. Ma quando era tornato a riprendersi gli occhiali, sapendo che lì c'erano le vespe, aveva avuto veramente paura. Quello era stato vero coraggio. - Mosse il primo passo lungo il corridoio. Sentiva odore di chiuso, di polvere e di umidità. Il gatto avanzata lentamente accanto a lei. - E perché mai? - le domandò il gatto, con un tono che rivelava scarso interesse. - Perché - disse Coraline - quando hai paura di qualcosa, ma la fai comunque, quello è coraggio."
Author: Neil Gaiman
8. "The thing was white, and huge, and swollen. Monstrous, thought Coraline, but also miserable."
Author: Neil Gaiman
9. "Coraline shivered. She preferred her other mother to have a location: if she were nowhere, then she could be anywhere. And, after all, it is always easier to be afraid of something you cannot see."
Author: Neil Gaiman
10. "How big are souls anyway?" asked Coraline.The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and leaned against the back wall, saying nothing. She picked at her teeth with a long crimson-varnished fingernail, then she tapped the finger, gently, tap-tap-tap against the polished black surface of her black button eyes."
Author: Neil Gaiman
11. "Now Coraline," said Miss Spink, "what's your name?""Coraline," said Coraline."And we don't know each other, do we?"Coraline looked at the thin young woman with black button eyes and shook her head slowly."
Author: Neil Gaiman
12. "Os gatos não têm nomes - respondeu.Não? - perguntou Coraline.Não - respondeu o gato. - Já vocês, pessoas, têm nomes. É por isso que não sabem quem são. Nós sabemos quem somos e por isso não precisamos de nomes."
Author: Neil Gaiman
13. "It seemed to Coraline that it was crouching, and staring down at her, as if it were not really a house but only the idea of a house—and the person who had had the idea, she was certain, was not a good person."
Author: Neil Gaiman
14. "She smiled at Coraline, as if it had been a very long time since she had smiled and she had almost, but not quite, forgotten how."
Author: Neil Gaiman
15. "I'm an explorer," said Coraline."
Author: Neil Gaiman
16. "It was as bad as the summer that her mother had taken the training wheels off Coraline's bicycle;but then, back then, in with all the cuts and scrapes (her knees had scabs on top of scabs) she had had a feeling of achievement. She was learning something, doing something she had not known how to do. Now she felt nothing but cold loss. She had failed the ghost children. She had failed her parents. She had failed herself, failed everything."
Author: Neil Gaiman
17. "Coraline knew that when grown-ups told you something wouldn't hurt it almost always did."
Author: Neil Gaiman
18. "There was a small knothole in one of the boards, and Coraline spent an afternoon dropping pebbles and acorns through the hole and waiting, and counting, until she heard the plop as they hit the water."
Author: Neil Gaiman
19. "Coraline went over to the window and watched the rain come down. It wasn't the kind of rain you could go out in - it was the other kind, the kind that threw itself down from the sky and splashed where it landed. It was rain that meant business, and currently its business was turning the garden into a muddy, wet soup."
Author: Neil Gaiman
20. "And then, in a skittering, chittering rush, it came. The hand, running high on its fingertips, scrabbled through the tall grass and up onto a tree stump. It stood there for a moment, like crab tasting the air, and then it made one triumphant, nail-clacking leap onto the center of the tablecloth.Time slowed for Coraline. The white fingers closed around the black key...."
Author: Neil Gaiman
21. "Coraline also explored for animals. She found a hedgehog, and a snakeskin )but no snake), and a rock that looked just like a frog, and a toad that looked just like a rock."
Author: Neil Gaiman
22. "Coraline se dedicó a pasear y a contemplar unas botas de agua que tenían forma de rana, pato y conejito.Después volvió.—¿Coraline? Ah, aquí estás. ¿Dónde diablos te habías metido?—Me habían secuestrado unos extraterrestres —respondió Coraline—. Venían del espacio exterior con pistolas que lanzaban rayos, pero yo los he engañado poniéndome una peluca y hablando con acento extranjero, y he escapado."
Author: Neil Gaiman
23. "Coraline nunca había comprendido qué motivo había llevado a alguien a pintar un cuenco con frutas."
Author: Neil Gaiman
24. "I will be brave, thought Coraline. No, I am brave."
Author: Neil Gaiman
25. "There's a but, isn't there?" said Coraline. "I can feel it. Like a rain cloud."
Author: Neil Gaiman
26. "On the first day Coraline's family moved in, Miss Spink and Miss Forcible made a point of telling Coraline how dangerous the well was, and they warned her to be sure she kept away from it. So Coraline set off to explore for it, so that she knew where it was, to keep away from it properly."
Author: Neil Gaiman
27. "For tea she went down to see Misses Spink and Forcible. She had three digestive biscuits, a glass of limeade, and a cup of weak tea. The limeade was very interesting. It didn't taste anything like limes. It tasted bright green and vaguely chemical. Coraline liked it enormously. She wished they had it at home."How are your dear mother and father?" asked Miss Spink."Missing," said Coraline. "I haven't seen either of them since yesterday. I'm on my own. I think I've probably become a single child family."
Author: Neil Gaiman
28. "She sat down on one of her grandmother's uncomfortable armchairs, and the cat sprang up into her lap and made itself comfortable. The light that came through the picture window was daylight, real golden late-afternoon daylight, not a white mist light. The sky was a robin's-egg blue, and Coraline could see trees and, beyond the trees, green hills, which faded on the horizon into purples and grays. The sky had never seemed so sky, the world had never seemed so world ... Nothing, she thought, had ever been so interesting."
Author: Neil Gaiman
29. "There," she said, waving her hands at the corridor. The expression of delight on her face was a very bad thing to see."You're wrong! You don't know where your parents are, do you?" she turned and looked at Coraline. "Now," she said, "you're going to stay here for ever and always."
Author: Neil Gaiman
30. "You know that I love you."And despite herself, Coraline nodded. It was true. The other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon loves its gold. In the other mother's button eyes, Coraline knew knew that the other mother loved her as a possession, nothing more, a tolerated pet whose behavior was no longer amusing."
Author: Neil Gaiman
31. "I have no plans to love you," said Coraline. "No matter what. You can't make me love you."
Author: Neil Gaiman
32. "Cats don't have names," it said."No?" said Coraline."No," said the cat. "Now, you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."There was something irritatingly self-centered about the cat, Coraline decided. As if it were, in its opinion, the only thing in any world or place that could possibly be of any importance.Half of her wanted to be very rude to it; the other half of her wanted to be polite and deferential. The polite half won."
Author: Neil Gaiman
33. "CORALINE'S STORYTHERE WAS A GIRL HER NAME WAS APPLE. SHE USED TO DANCE A LOT. SHE DANCED AND DANCED UNTIL HER FEET TURND INTO SOSSAJES. THE END."
Author: Neil Gaiman

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Emily suffers no more from pain or weakness now. She will never suffer more in this world. She is gone after a hard, short conflict...Yes there is no Emily in time or on earth now. Yesterday we put her poor, wasted, mortal frame quietly under the chancel pavement. We are very calm at present. Why shoud we be otherwise? The anguish of seeing her suffer is over; the spectacle of the pains of death is gone by; the funeral day is past. We feel she is at peace. No need now to trouble for the hard frost and the keen wind. Emily does not feel them."
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