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Cornelia Funke

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.”

“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. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”

“Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.”

“Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. Love, truth, beauty, wisdom and consolation against death. Who had said that? Someone else who loved books.”

“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”

“It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place”

“Sometimes, when you're so sad you don't know what to do, it helps to be angry.”

“Writing stories is a kind of magic, too.”

“Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.”

“There was another reason [she] took her books whenever they went away. They were her home when she was somewhere strange. They were familiar voices, friends that never quarreled with her, clever, powerful friends -- daring and knowledgeable, tried and tested adventurers who had traveled far and wide. Her books cheered her up when she was sad and kept her from being bored.”

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Book Keywords:

inkheart, dread, sea, wisdom, fear, longing, imagination, unknown, books, heart, mind

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