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Number the Stars

Lois Lowry

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Ellen had said that her mother was afraid of the ocean, that it was too cold and too big. The sky was, too, thought Annemarie. The whole world was: too cold, too big. And too cruel. ”

“She fell asleep, and it was a sleep as thin as the night clouds, dotted with dreams that came and went like the stars.”

“Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying.”

“And they are beginning to realize that the world they live in is a place where the right thing is often hard, sometimes dangerous, and frequently unpopular.”

“it is much easier to be brave if you do not know everything”

“The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. "And they lived happily ever after,”

“The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same.”

“...and I want you all to remember-that you must not dream yourselves back to the times before the war, but the dream for you all, young and old, must be to create an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded and prejudiced one. That is the great gift our country hungers for, something every little peasant boy can look forward to, and with pleasure feel he is a part of-something he can work and fight for." Surely that gift-the gift of a world of human decency-is the one that all countries hunger for still. I hope that this story of Denmark, and its people, will remind us all that such a world is possible.”

“It was harder for the ones who were waiting, Annemarie knew. Less danger, perhaps, but more fear.”

“Outside, she knew, the sky was speckled with stars. How could anyone number them one by one, as the psalm said? There were too many. The sky was too big.”

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Book Keywords:

historical, world, cold, world-war-2, cruel, fairy-tales, fear, brave, sky, war, inspirational, danger

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