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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”

“You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.”

“Once there was a princess who was very beautiful. She shone bright as the stars on a moonless night. But what difference did it make that she was beautiful? None. No difference." Why did it make no difference?" asked Abilene. Because," said Pellegrina, "She was a princess who loved no one and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her.”

“Edward knew what it was like to say over and over again the names of those you had left behind. He knew what it was like to miss someone. And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still. (page 103)”

“Perhaps," said the man, "you would like to be lost with us. I have found it much more agreeable to be lost in the company of others.”

“I have been loved, Edward told the stars. So? said the stars. What difference does that make when you are all alone now?”

“Look at me, he said to her. His arms and legs jerked. Look at me. You got your wish. I have learned how to love. And it’s a terrible thing. I’m broken. My heart is broken. Help me. The old woman turned and hobbled away. Come back, thought Edward. Fix me”

“But answer me this: how can a story end happily if there is no love?”

“It is a horrible, terrible thing, the worst thing, to watch somebody you love die right in front of you and not be able to do nothing about it.”

“Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart...”

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Book Keywords:

loss, death, edward, edward-tulane, sadness, old-doll, listening, kate-dicamillo, tulane

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