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I think we ought to live happily ever after.
To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.
That's why I love spiders. 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
Writing for adults, you have to keep reminding them of what is going on. The poor things have given up using their brains when they read. Children you only need to tell things to once.
Happiness isn't a thing. You can't go out and get it like a cup of tea. It's the way you feel about things.
She was remorseless, but she lacked method.
A heart's a heavy burden.
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.
Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look.
Being a hero means ignoring how silly you feel.
A garden should be natural-seeming, with wild sections, including a large area of bluebells.
And you're too nice," he added, above the lap-lap of the water and the patter of sand on the water-lily leaves. "I was relying on you being too jealous to let that demon near the place.
My shining dishonesty will be the salvation of me.
I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober.
But I discovered that people like me -- they do, you know, if you like them -- and then it was all right.
Hope is the forward-looking part of memory.
I've often noticed" Fiona said, "that when people say, 'This can't happen in this day and age', they say it because it is happening.
Pray use both cats as sponges if it pleases you, infatuated infantryman.
You've no right to walk into people's castles and take their guitars.
Chrestomanci smiled and swept out of the room like a very long procession of one person.
It does not seem to me that I have the right to foist a story on people, most of whom are children who should be learning all the time, unless I am learning from it too.
You cannot rob robbers with a kitten in your hat!
Look. Survey. Inspect. My hair is ruined! I look like a pan of bacon and eggs!
It is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair.
I've got a hangover." "No, you hit your head on the floor." "I can't stay. I've got to rescue that fool Sophie.
Typical! I break my neck trying to get here, and I find you peacefully tidying up!
Yes, you are nosy. You're a dreadfully nosy, horribly bossy, appallingly clean old woman. Control yourself. You're victimizing us all.
Wizard Howl," said Wizard Suliman. "I must apologize for trying to bite you so often. In the normal way, I wouldn't dream of setting teeth in a fellow countryman.
Howl said to Sophie, "I've been wondering all along if you would turn out to be that lovely girl I met on May Day. Why were you scared then?
What a strange family you are! Is your name Lettie too?
You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want.
Things are going round and round in my head--or maybe my head is going round and round in things.
Sophie did not care to think how Howl might react if Fanny woke him by stabbing him with her parasol.
She said 'Over my dead body!' so I took her at her word.
I hope your bacon burns.
...don't spoil my learning process!
Sorry, I've had enough of running away, Sophie. Now I've got something I want to protect. It's you.
You're wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty?" ~Howl from the movie 'Howl's Moving Castle
I'm delirious. Spots are crawling before my eyes." "Those are spiders.
I feel ill," [Howl] announced. "I'm going to bed, where I may die.
If I give you a hint and tell you it's a hint, it will be information.
Beauty isn't made of sugar.
There is very seldom any true secret.
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.
Controller Borasus sighed with relief. Libraries were not places of danger. It had to be a hoax.
Take it from me, Fate doesn't care most of the time.
The truth between two people always cuts two ways.
Theseus made unscrupulous use of Ariadne (whom he left on an island where Bacchus later found her-I always think that really meant she took to drink, poor girl).
Learn to drive?" "Never," said Quentin. "My mission in life is to be a passenger.