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Small Spaces

Katherine Arden

Top 10 Best Quotes

“You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.”

“You don't waste October sunshine. Soon the old autumn sun would bed down in cloud blankets and there would be weeks of gray rain before it finally decided to snow.”

“You're kind of grumpy most of the time, but when things get bad, you're the bravest. People can surprise you.”

“You can't hide in your books forever. There are all kinds of people, and good things, and life, just waiting for you.”

“Other than her homework, Ollie was carrying Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, a broken-spined paperback that she'd dug out of he dad's bookshelves. She mostly liked it. Peter Blood outsmarted everyone, which was a feature she liked in heroes, although she wished Peter were a girl, or the villain were a girl, or someone in the book besides his boat and his girlfriend (both named Arabella) were a girl.”

“Don't panic. That's the first rule of survival. Never panic.”

“When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small.”

“Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.”

“Coco didn’t cry because she was weak. Coco cried because she felt things.”

“Best get moving. At nightfall they’ll come for the rest of you.”

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