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1. "Won't go any farther than my plants unless the rest of the place is exciting, which right now it is not." When the phone started to slip, she pushed it back up and began on the Ficus lyrata. "They're planning to renovate and remerchandise, and all of that's actually starting in two weeks, but then they had this, quote unquote, brilliant idea that I should"
Author: Barbara Delinsky
2. "Plants and containers that I know will work in their rooms. Mayer's?" Snorting, she tucked the phone between shoulder and ear; holding the bucket with both hands, she tipped it toward the Ficus benjamina. "Mayer's doesn't do that, but they want to, because their business is static right now. They want me to move right in there and be the centerpiece of their store, and, you know, it might work. I could bring people in, only they won't go any farther than my plants unless the rest of the place is exciting, which right now it is not." When the phone started to slip, she pushed it back up and began on the Ficus lyrata. "They're"
Author: Barbara Delinsky
3. "You are yesterday'sbouquet so sadlyraided"
Author: Charles Bukowski
4. "Doyou miss a parent you never knew?" he whispered.Kate considered his question for some time. His voice had held a hoarse urgency that told her there wassomething critical about her reply. Why, she couldn't imagine, but something about her childhood clearlyrang a chord within his heart."Yes," she finally answered, "but not in the way you would think. You can't really miss her, because youdidn't know her, but there's still a hole in your life—a big empty spot, and you know who was supposedto fit there, but you can't remember her, and you don't know what she was like, and so you don't knowhow she would have filled that hole." Her lips curved into asad sort of smile. "Does this make any sense?"Anthony nodded. "It makes a great deal of sense"
Author: Julia Quinn
5. "And immediatelyRather than words comes the thought of high windows:The sun-comprehending glass,And beyond it, the deep blue air, that showsNothing, and is nowhere, and is endless."
Author: Philip Larkin
6. "And Will knew what it was to see his dæmon. As she flew down to the sand, he felt his heart tighten and release in a way he never forgot. Sixty years and more would go by, and as an old man he would still feel some sensations as bright and fresh as ever: Lyra's fingers putting the fruit between his lips under the gold-and-silver trees; her warm mouth pressing against his; his dæmon being torn from his unsuspecting breast as they entered the world of the dead; and the sweet rightfulness of her coming back to him at the edge of the moonlight dunes."
Author: Philip Pullman
7. "Occasionally they would hear a harsh croak or a splash as some amphibian was disturbed, but the only creature they saw was a toad as big as Will's foot, which could only flop in a pain-filled sideways heave as if it were horribly injured. It lay across the path, trying to move out of the way and looking at them as if it knew they meant to hurt it.'It would be merciful to kill it,' said Tialys.'How do you know?' said Lyra. 'It might still like being alive, in spite of everything.''If we killed it, we'd be taking it with us,' said Will. 'It wants to stay here. I've killed enough living things. Even a filthy stagnant pool might be better than being dead.''But if it's in pain?' said Tialys.'If it could tell us, we'd know. But since it can't, I'm not going to kill it. That would be considering our feelings rather than the toad's.'They moved on."
Author: Philip Pullman
8. "Iorek Byrnison: Can is not the same as must.Lyra Silvertongue: But if you must and you can, then there's no excuse."
Author: Philip Pullman
9. "Lyra los miró a los dos y se percató de la diferencia que existía entre ambos: Iofur tan elegante y tan poderoso, rebosante de fuerza y salud, espléndidamente acorazado, orgulloso y regio; Iorek más pequeño, aunque Lyra no había pensado nunca que pudiera parecer tan insignificante ni estar tan exiguamente armado, con la coraza oxidada y mellada. Sin embargo, su coraza era su alma, se la había hecho él y encajaba perfectamente en su cuerpo. Eran una sola cosa. Iofur no se sentía satisfecho con su coraza, él quería tener un alma diferente. Estaba inquieto. Iorek, en cambio, estaba tranquilo."
Author: Philip Pullman
10. "Voltò le spalle. Dietro di loro c'erano dolore, morte e terrore; davanti dubbio, pericolo e misteri insondabili. Ma non erano soli.Così Lyra e il suo daimon voltarono le spalle al mondo in cui erano nati, e guardarono verso il sole e camminarono nel cielo."
Author: Philip Pullman
11. "I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none."
Author: Philip Pullman
12. "Lyra learns to her great cost that fantasy isn't enough. She has been lying all her life, telling stories to people, making up fantasies, and suddenly she comes to a point where that's not enough. All she can do is tell the truth. She tells the truth about her childhood, about the experiences she had in Oxford, and that is what saves her. True experience, not fantasy - reality, not lies - is what saves us in the end."
Author: Philip Pullman
13. "So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky."
Author: Philip Pullman
14. "And Pantalaimon didn't ask why, because he knew; and he didn't ask whether Lyra loved Roger more than him, because he knew the true answer to that, too. And he knew that if he spoke, she wouldn't be able to resist; so the dæmon held himself quiet so as not to distress the human who was abandoning him, and now they were both pretending that it wouldn't hurt, it wouldn't be long before they were together again, it was all for the best. But Will knew that the little girl was tearing her heart out of her breast."
Author: Philip Pullman
15. "But suppose your dæmon settles in a shape you don't like?Well, then, you're discontented, en't you? There's plenty of folk as'd like to have a lion as a dæmon and they end up with a poodle. And till they learn to be satisfied with what they are, they're going to be fretful about it. Waste of feeling, that is.But it didn't seem to Lyra that she would ever grow up."
Author: Philip Pullman
16. "You are so young, Lyra, too young to understand this, but I shall tell you anyway and you'll understand it later: men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain. We bear their children, who are witches if they are female, human if not; and then in the blink of an eye they are gone, felled, slain, lost. Our sons, too. When a little boy is growing, he thinks he is immortal. His mother knows he isn't. Each time becomes more painful, until finally your heart is broken. Perhaps that is when Yambe-Akka comes for you. She is older than the tundra. Perhaps, for her, witches' lives are as brief as men's are to us."
Author: Philip Pullman
17. "I'm working on another Lyra book right now – it's called The Book of Dust."It's going very well and it will be finished when I write the words ‘The End'."
Author: Philip Pullman
18. "The earth-self observing the Cosmos and trying to understand the Cosmos by scientific principles from which its self is excluded is, beyond doubt, the strangest phenomenon in all of the Cosmos, far stranger than the Ring Nebula in Lyra.It, the self, is in fact the only alien in the entire Cosmos."
Author: Walker Percy

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