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Don't Breathe a Word

Jennifer McMahon

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Ain't no point worrying about what's been or what's gonna be. You just gotta do your best right now. And trust everyone else is doing the same.”

“...they were exactly what the other needed; the missing piece that made everything else magically click into place.”

“Storytelling wasn't about making things up. It was more like inviting the stories to come through her, let themselves be told.”

“Lisa smiled. 'You know how sometimes, you catch the faintest hint of movement in the corner of your eye, then you blink and it's gone? That's them.”

“The world was full of dangers now that she was pregnant: mercury in tuna, hot tubs, beer, secondhand smoke, over-the-counter medicine. Not to mention crazy baby-abducting fairy kings.”

“Think of me. Remember me. Love me.”

“What if things happened to you—special, magic things—because you’d been preparing for them?”

“Think of me,' she said because it seemed like something a girl in a fairy tale might say. Think of me. Remember me. Love me. Turn me into a story you tell again and again. The sister who was good as gold and became a queen.”

“She closed her eyes. Said the four most comforting words she knew: "Once upon a time." An incantation.”

“Phoebe realized how very wrong she’d been about this house, this family. It was far darker, more dangerous than the places she’d grown up in. In the dingy little apartments her mother rented, everything was out in the open. Their lives were dirty and squalid, but they didn’t pretend to be anything else. Here, things seemed so normal, so perfect, but it was all a deception.”

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Book Keywords:

storytelling, childhood, pregnancy, magic, goodbye, crazy, fairy-tale, stories, comfort, fairies, families

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