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Hollow City

Ransom Riggs

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”

“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better.”

“Just because they knew it was lost didn’t mean they knew how to let it go.”

“Some truths are expressed best in the form of myth.”

“But you can't feel bad every second, I wanted to tell her. Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better. It doesn't mean you don't care, or that you've forgotten. It just means you're human.”

“I liked this idea: that peculiarness wasn't a deficiency, but an abundance; that it wasn't we who lacked something normals had, but they who lacked peculiarness. That we were more, not less.”

“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather than forcing it to divulge every last secret. Maybe it was better, now and then, to wonder.”

“Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid..and wish you'd just stayed in bed?”

“What I believe is that when it comes to big things in life, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. You are here for a reason -- and it's not to fail and die.”

“The real purpose of money is to manipulate others and make them feel lesser than you.”

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Book Keywords:

choices, life, children, destiny, dreams, nightmares, hollow-city, miss-peregrines, belief, 1940, peculiar

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