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Castle in the Air

Diana Wynne Jones

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.”

“Take it from me, Fate doesn't care most of the time.”

“I can't abide people who go soft over animals and then cheat every human they come across!”

“Nobody gets praised for the right reasons.”

“Tell me about this Wizard Howl of yours." "He's the best wizard in Ingary or anywhere else. If he'd only had time, he would have defeated that djinn. And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to anything." "Indeed? Strange that you should speak so proudly such a list of vices, most loving of ladies." "What do you mean, vices? I was just describing Howl. He comes from another world entirely, you know, called Wales, and I refuse to believe he's dead!”

“You cannot rob robbers with a kitten in your hat!”

“If you must know, I-I had never in my life kissed a young lady, and you are far too beautiful to me to want to get it wrong!”

“The soldier was like that. He was an expert in getting other people to do what he wanted. The only creature that could make the soldier do something he did not want was Midnight, and Midnight did things she did not want only when Whippersnapper wanted something. That put the kitten right at the top of the pecking order. A kitten!”

“Pray use both cats as sponges if it pleases you, infatuated infantryman.”

“A garden should be natural-seeming, with wild sections, including a large area of bluebells.”

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