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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Not to mention the loneliness. And at the same time, the crowdedness. The never being Not to mention the loneliness. And at the same time, the crowdedness. The never being really alone, just to think, to rest or to do something private - anything private. You can't even got to toilet in private. And if you want company, real company, not just people hanging about making a noise, that's when you realize how lonely you are.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Look, I say. You can't just let your thoughts float around in the ether and Look, I say. You can't just let your thoughts float around in the ether and hope eventually they'll connect with something. It's absurd.
No, it's not, Gil says. Lots of good things happen that way. Penicillin. Teflon. Smart dust. Something happens that you weren't expecting and it shifts the outcome completely. You have to be open to it.
When I open my brain, I tell him, things bounce around and fall out. They don't connect with anything. Maybe I haven't got enough points of reference stored up yet.
You're young, he says, that's probably it. When I let my thoughts float around, I trust that they'll latch on to something useful in the end or make an association I wouldn't necessarily have predicted. I'm trusting that they'll find the right thought to complete, all by themselves. The right bit of fact to ping. You have to trust your brain sometimes.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Fate is trying to kill me. I miss my dog. What's a doctor going to Fate is trying to kill me. I miss my dog. What's a doctor going to say? You're not ill, you're mad as a muffin? They'll either lock me up or tell me to get a grip and no one will believe the truth anyway.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: To hide her relief, Laura stepped forward and embraced her daughter. 'My poor darling. He's To hide her relief, Laura stepped forward and embraced her daughter. 'My poor darling. He's not worth weeping over. If he doesn't appreciate a girl like you ... ' But, even to her own ears, the words sounded quaint. What man ever warranted the tears shed on his behalf?
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Fighting back is what I've discovered I do best. Fighting back is what I've discovered I do best.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: It was not a big smile, not particularly bold or polite or ironic or glib, It was not a big smile, not particularly bold or polite or ironic or glib, not asking for anything or offering anything, not stringy or careless, not, in short, like any smile I had ever experienced before. But such a smile! You could burn a hole in the world with that smile.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: The boy squirmed, long skinny legs wrapped round each other, rib-cage twisted ninety degrees from The boy squirmed, long skinny legs wrapped round each other, rib-cage twisted ninety degrees from his hips in what appeared to be an impossible configuration of limbs. His elbows jutted out abruptly from his sides like some sort of drafting error and (independently aware of their awkwardness) his arms wound themselves round his torso like vines.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: One of the more interesting things I've learnt since becoming a writer is that if One of the more interesting things I've learnt since becoming a writer is that if you like the book, you'll generally like the person. It doesn't always work in reverse - there are huge numbers of lovely people out there writing not very good books.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: because we were all catching on to the fact that some questions were better not because we were all catching on to the fact that some questions were better not asked. Piper
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: It's not that he lacked poetry. But his poetry was of the body, not the It's not that he lacked poetry. But his poetry was of the body, not the mind. He spoke it in the way he moved, the way he held a hammer, rowed a boat, built a fire. I, on the other hand, was like a brain in a box, a beating heart in a coal scuttle.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Where's your dog?" Peter's voice came from within the gushing stream of water. Justin thought Where's your dog?" Peter's voice came from within the gushing stream of water. Justin thought he must have misheard.
"Pardon?"
"Your dog."
"Yes?"
"Isn't he with you today?" Justin looked at Peter.
"Ha bloody ha." Peter stuck his head out of the stream of water, features dripping. He smiled shyly.
"I love greyhounds." Justin stared.
"My dog is imaginary."
"Oh." Peter looked interested. "That's unusual." Justin put his head under the water. When he emerged, Peter was still looking at him.
"Less work," Peter offered, cheerily. "If the dog's imaginary, I mean. Not so much grooming, feeding, et cetera.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: Wonder at what point a child becomes a person. Does it happen all at once, Wonder at what point a child becomes a person. Does it happen all at once, or slowly, in stages? Is there an age, a week, a moment, at which all the secrets of the universe are revealed and adulthood descends on a cloud from heaven, altering the brain forever? Will the child-me slink off one day, never to return?
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: I should have liked this particular story to end with me settled happily ever after I should have liked this particular story to end with me settled happily ever after in the hut on the island, but it didn't happen. It wasn't long before I had to face the fact that I was living in the sea.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: And then without any signal or obvious sign of tansformation, the beach was suddenly alight And then without any signal or obvious sign of tansformation, the beach was suddenly alight with fiery stones.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: I mean, why? Why did I go on believing? Did it make sense? Why did I mean, why? Why did I go on believing? Did it make sense? Why did I go on thinking, even when [he] slammed me around, that if you are good enough, patient enough, for long enough, your reward will come?
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: My husband is my most valuable resource. My husband is my most valuable resource.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: People talk about writing convincing teenagers like it's a really clever thing to do, but People talk about writing convincing teenagers like it's a really clever thing to do, but it comes incredibly naturally to me. Which, of course, is slightly a worry.
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Meg Rosoff Sayings: I guess there was a war going on somewhere in theworld that night but it I guess there was a war going on somewhere in the
world that night but it wasn't one that could touch us.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: For those poor souls who can only think of the terrible fear and danger of For those poor souls who can only think of the terrible fear and danger of a runaway horse, think of this: a speed like water flowing over stone, a skimming sensation that hovers and dips while the world spins around and the wind drags your skin taut across your bones. You can close your eyes and lose yourself in the rhythm, because nothing you do or shout or wish for will happen until the running makes up its mind to stop. So you hold steady, balancing yourself in the wake, and unhook your mind from the everyday while you sit at the silent center of it all and hope that the feeling won't stop till you're good and ready for life to be ordinary once more.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: The things that break your heart when you think there's nothing left to break The things that break your heart when you think there's nothing left to break
Meg Rosoff Sayings: She accepted the permission bestowed by passion to live entirely in the present. She accepted the permission bestowed by passion to live entirely in the present.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: On the warm stone walls, climbing roses were just coming into bloom and great twisted On the warm stone walls, climbing roses were just coming into bloom and great twisted branches of honeysuckle and clematis wrestled each other as they tumbled up and over the top of the wall. Against another wall were white apple blossoms on branches cut into sharp crucifixes and forced to lie flat against the stone. Below, the huge frilled lips of giant tulips in shades of white and cream nodded in their beds. They were almost finished now, spread open too far, splayed, exposing obscene black centers. I've never had my own garden but I suddenly recognized something in the tangle of this one that wasn't beauty. Passion, maybe. And something else. Rage.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I, a late riser, fantasise about getting up every morning at 5 A.M. to fetch I, a late riser, fantasise about getting up every morning at 5 A.M. to fetch the horses in from the fields.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Every day a piano doesn't fall on my head is good luck. Every day a piano doesn't fall on my head is good luck.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: His presence silenced, if only for a few seconds, the crackling anxiety that made my His presence silenced, if only for a few seconds, the crackling anxiety that made my blood grate against my bones and for a little while I'd feel melted and soft.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Quick-wittedness can be very lonely. Quick-wittedness can be very lonely.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Gil has put his book down and is gazing at something inside his head. Gil has put his book down and is gazing at something inside his head.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Things Happen and once they start happening you pretty much just to hold on for Things Happen and once they start happening you pretty much just to hold on for dear life and see where they drop you when they stop.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: There's an overwhelming sense of paranoia in the suburbs. People there seem so much more There's an overwhelming sense of paranoia in the suburbs. People there seem so much more paranoid to me than people in the city about their kids being kidnapped or their parties being raided or their drinks being spiked. There's a kind of hysteria about that.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I shall bring him his tea and work myself to death by the time I I shall bring him his tea and work myself to death by the time I am thirty bearing children and scrubbing floors and working in the fields digging turnips till my hands bleed and my back gives out and everyone urges me to keep on for just one more year, at which point I will die of exhaustion and the meagerness of my own life. I will love him and care for him, will never tell him to get his own tea, or sweep the ashes from the hearth or give birth to his own twelfth child himself.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: But all I could think was in New York that kid would have been stuck But all I could think was in New York that kid would have been stuck in a straitjacket practically from birth and dangled over a tank full of Educational Consultants and Remedial Experts all snapping at his ankles for the next twenty years arguing about his Special Needs and getting paid plenty for it.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Although I've lived in England for more than twenty years, I still have a foreigner's Although I've lived in England for more than twenty years, I still have a foreigner's passion for all the details of English history and rural life.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I was starting to think that except for the deli counters and five or ten I was starting to think that except for the deli counters and five or ten thousand other total essentials, supermarkets were pretty much a waste of time.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I'm not sure I can write about America for the same reason I'm not sure I'm not sure I can write about America for the same reason I'm not sure I can write about adults - I have no critical distance on either place.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I was touched that he has considered the fact that there would be two of I was touched that he has considered the fact that there would be two of us, and prepared for it - concrete evidence that I had entered his consciousness at a time when I was not standing in front of him. A thrilling discovery - like seeing a chimp make tools.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I will not always be happy, but perhaps, if I'm lucky, I will be spared I will not always be happy, but perhaps, if I'm lucky, I will be spared the agony of adding pain to the world.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: The more you live, the better writer you are. The more you live, the better writer you are.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I spent some of my endless hours of leisure learning how to shoot a gun, I spent some of my endless hours of leisure learning how to shoot a gun, which I thought might come in handy someday, if not in the war then back on the streets of New York.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Perhaps the way to succeed is to think of life on Earth as a colossal Perhaps the way to succeed is to think of life on Earth as a colossal joke, a creation of such immense stupidity that the only way to live is to laugh until you think your heart will break.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: There was no need for courtship; they simply met one day and were together after There was no need for courtship; they simply met one day and were together after that.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I know from experience that careers do not always arise from a deep sense of I know from experience that careers do not always arise from a deep sense of destiny.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I've been fired five times for having a bad attitude. I've been fired five times for having a bad attitude.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: It's hard recommending books for kids, and a huge responsibility. If you get it wrong, It's hard recommending books for kids, and a huge responsibility. If you get it wrong, they don't tell you they hate that particular book, they tell you they hate reading.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: She frowned at him. 'You are in love with solitude.''Is there a better cure for She frowned at him. 'You are in love with solitude.'
'Is there a better cure for the world than solitude?
Meg Rosoff Sayings: And so, perhaps, when I say I long to be a pane of glass, I And so, perhaps, when I say I long to be a pane of glass, I am lying. I long for partial obscurity at the same time that I long for someone to know me.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: We are three. Even when we are just two, we are three. We are three. Even when we are just two, we are three.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I'm constantly snatching my books out of the hands of precocious ten-year-olds who are simply I'm constantly snatching my books out of the hands of precocious ten-year-olds who are simply too young to read them, despite parents insisting that dear Octavia has a reading age of 28. I remember trying to read 'In Cold Blood' at the age of twelve, and realising that just because you can read book doesn't mean you should.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: It might go down better than appearing as a giant reptile encased in a ball It might go down better than appearing as a giant reptile encased in a ball of fire and forcing yourself on her.'
'WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BRING THAT UP?
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Life doesn't go on forever, and you don't want to drop dead without ever having Life doesn't go on forever, and you don't want to drop dead without ever having done what you wanted to do.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I was happiest when he just came and lay down next to me, and I I was happiest when he just came and lay down next to me, and I could almost feel the weight of his body against mine.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: In the odd moment when I am not thinking about horses, I write books. In the odd moment when I am not thinking about horses, I write books.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Pouring breakfast cereal into a bowl, he saw his life crashing down in smoking ruins. Pouring breakfast cereal into a bowl, he saw his life crashing down in smoking ruins.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: But the truth is that nothing distracted me from waiting.The.Time.Simply.Passed. But the truth is that nothing distracted me from waiting.
The.Time.Simply.Passed.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Teenagers are very dark, I think. That's all the goth and emo stuff. They're experiencing Teenagers are very dark, I think. That's all the goth and emo stuff. They're experiencing a lot of stuff that adults experience, but in a much more raw way. It's that extremity that I'm interested in, to be able to go down so far and come up so quickly.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: The imagination can be dangerous. It can change the world. And that is why we The imagination can be dangerous. It can change the world. And that is why we write.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: He didn't remember ever being less weird than he was right now. In fact, as He didn't remember ever being less weird than he was right now. In fact, as far as he could tell he had always been more or less exactly as weird as this. if not more so.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Bob's talent, such as it is, consists entirely of the few unconscious charms of youth: Bob's talent, such as it is, consists entirely of the few unconscious charms of youth: its energy, audacity and complete inability to recognize its own shortcomings.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Contrary to popular belief, editors and agents are gagging for good books. Contrary to popular belief, editors and agents are gagging for good books.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: This was what happiness felt like - this wondrous, miraculous alternative to dread. This was what happiness felt like - this wondrous, miraculous alternative to dread.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: The open road. What a trio of words. What a vision of blue sky and The open road. What a trio of words. What a vision of blue sky and untouched hills and narrow trails heading God knew where and being free - free and hungry, free and cold, free and wet, free and lost. Who could mourn such conditions, faced with the alternative?
Meg Rosoff Sayings: If there was ever a more perfect day in the history of time it isn't If there was ever a more perfect day in the history of time it isn't one I've heard about.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Accept love instinctively, without responsibility or conditions. Accept love instinctively, without responsibility or conditions.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Writing's a great skill, but thinking's a better one. Writing's a great skill, but thinking's a better one.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I've spent most of my life trying to wear a persona that didn't quite fit I've spent most of my life trying to wear a persona that didn't quite fit and when I started writing books, it was like finally becoming the right person.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I have never written out of a desire to be controversial. I have never written out of a desire to be controversial.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: How doe we define the energy of thought versus the energy of action. How doe we define the energy of thought versus the energy of action.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Nowadays, I only review books I really like. It's cowardly, I know, but I figure Nowadays, I only review books I really like. It's cowardly, I know, but I figure it's not my job to make people unhappy. I'll leave that to the professionals.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I felt a momentary urge to leap into the sea and swim free of the I felt a momentary urge to leap into the sea and swim free of the present.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Julie helped him to feel defined. He was Julie's boyfriend. Julie's fiance. Julie's provocation. He Julie helped him to feel defined. He was Julie's boyfriend. Julie's fiance. Julie's provocation. He came into focus when he stood beside her, despite the fact that the person standing beside her was mostly not him.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: some people are lonely for all the right reasons. After some people are lonely for all the right reasons. After
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Osbert was the only one who didn't seem suspicious. He was so interested in the Osbert was the only one who didn't seem suspicious. He was so interested in the Decline of Western Civilization that he missed the version of it taking place under his nose.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I love you. I'm madly in love with you. Well, madly obviously, given I'm mad I love you. I'm madly in love with you. Well, madly obviously, given I'm mad as a mudlark. But you saved my life. I'd be dead without you. And you're so good to me. And you love me too. How lucky is that? Amazing! Amazingly lucky. I can't live without you. You're my lucky charm. She felt a sudden desire to kill Justin's well-meaning friend.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Such a courageous boy I was. To act brazenly under scrutiny and risk further injury Such a courageous boy I was. To act brazenly under scrutiny and risk further injury to my wounded heart. Ah, the resilience, the blind, dumb persistence of youth.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I'm a century old, an impossible age, and my brain has no anchor in the I'm a century old, an impossible age, and my brain has no anchor in the present. Instead it drifts, nearly always to the same shore. Today, as most days, it is 1962. The year I discovered love.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.
There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?
I know you are unable to imagine this.
Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel. The most intense moments will seem to have occurred only yesterday and nothing will have erased the pain and pleasure, the impossible intensity of love and its dog-leaping happiness, the bleak blackness of passions unrequited, or unexpressed, or unresolved.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I hardly saw Osbert that week because he went to school, unlike Isaac and Edmond I hardly saw Osbert that week because he went to school, unlike Isaac and Edmond and Piper, who were supposed to be homeschooled, which as far as I could tell meant reading whatever books you happen to be interested in, and every once in a blue moon having Aunt Penn say Have you learned any geography? and them saying yes.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: In the meantime, Charlie learnt to fly. Dorothea fell in love. Peter discovered a new In the meantime, Charlie learnt to fly. Dorothea fell in love. Peter discovered a new star. And a great number of things happened to Justin. Hundreds of millions of ordinary, unexpected, and occasionally quite astonishing things.
And that was his fate.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: So much relies on one person assuming the other is telling the truth. If a So much relies on one person assuming the other is telling the truth. If a person can lie to you about one thing, he can lie about something else.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: (Mam) ignorant as a thistle, married to a drunk and pushing out baby after baby, (Mam) ignorant as a thistle, married to a drunk and pushing out baby after baby, each of which had to be clothed and fed until it grew up and left, or died.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: So much of translating, Gil once told me, takes place in an imaginary space where So much of translating, Gil once told me, takes place in an imaginary space where the writer and the translator come together. It is not necessary to sympathize with the writer, to agree with what he's written. But it is necessary to walk alongside and stay in step. It's harder, he says, when the other person has a bad limp or stops and starts all the time or moves erratically. It is hardest of all when the story comes from a place the translator himself can't go.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: The truth about love is that you don't always fall in love with whom you The truth about love is that you don't always fall in love with whom you are supposed to fall in love with. Love just hits you. It is a transcendent thing. Sometimes it is your best friend's husband and sometimes it's your father. It's weird. But that's a fact of life.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: He would like to be held in the arms of this clear-eyed, clear-voiced girl, who He would like to be held in the arms of this clear-eyed, clear-voiced girl, who seems to be the only creature among all of his acquaintances who cares for something beside self-glorification and the gratification of her own desires.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: It's just a playing field crammed full of cause and effect, billions of dominoes, each It's just a playing field crammed full of cause and effect, billions of dominoes, each knocking over billions more, setting off trillions of actions every second.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Though we were all taught to be proud of living in this great parliamentary democracy Though we were all taught to be proud of living in this great parliamentary democracy the civil servants who ran it were a fearsome bunch - a nameless mass of people with jobs (police, social workers, record-keepers, teachers, councilmen) whose sole purpose was to keep everyone shuffling from birth to death in a nice orderly queue. Surely some social-service record had been passed to the local constabulary bearing a huge black question mark beside the name Finn and the scrawled words, Why isn't this boy in school
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Staying alive was what we did to pass the time. Staying alive was what we did to pass the time.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: In the beginning, the earth was without form, and void and the darkness was upon In the beginning, the earth was without form, and void and the darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And god said, 'Let there be light.' and there was light. Only, it wasn't good light. Bob created fireworks, sparklers and neon tubes that circled the globe like weird tangled rainbows. He dabbled with bugs that blinked and abstract creatures whose heads lit up and cast long overlapping shadows. There were mile-high candles and mountains of fairy lights. For an hour or so, earth was lit by enormous crystal chandeliers. Bob thought his creations were cool. They were cool, but they didn't work
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I didn't seem to have that effect on anyone but it would have been a I didn't seem to have that effect on anyone but it would have been a waste for both of us to be saints.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: She sometimes makes me think of a planet rocketing along in a parallel universe She sometimes makes me think of a planet rocketing along in a parallel universe
Meg Rosoff Sayings: And still the brain continues to yearn, continues to burn, foolishly, with desire. My old And still the brain continues to yearn, continues to burn, foolishly, with desire. My old man's brain is mocked by a body that still longs to stretch in the sun and form a beautiful shape in someone else's gaze, to lie under a blue sky and dream of helpless, selfless love, to behold itself, illuminated, in the golden light of another's eyes.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: We couldn't believe our luck, and for a little while it felt like we were We couldn't believe our luck, and for a little while it felt like we were on some big train rolling down a hill, and all we cared about was how great it felt to be going fast.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: As it was, nothing happened except the two of us watching the sea come in As it was, nothing happened except the two of us watching the sea come in and go out again, listening to the birds, sheltering from the rain when it came, and lying silent as the sky changed from blue to white to gold. For hours we lay side by side, breathing softly together, watching thin rivulets of water run down the cliffs and into the sea, feeling the world slowly revolve around us as we leaned into each other for warmth
and for something else, something I couldn't quite name, something glorious, frightening, and unforgettable.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Eck nodded, a bit uncertainly. He supposed that in the absence of a future, a Eck nodded, a bit uncertainly. He supposed that in the absence of a future, a friend might be nice.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I give thanks for all that has passed, for all that is passing, and for I give thanks for all that has passed, for all that is passing, and for all that is yet to come.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Each evening she held his head in her hands and ran her aching fingers thru Each evening she held his head in her hands and ran her aching fingers thru the thick ruff of fur around his neck. He burrowed against her, sighing devotion.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: Eck tilts his head and gently licks Bob's ear with his long, sticky tongue. It Eck tilts his head and gently licks Bob's ear with his long, sticky tongue. It is his special way of expressing sympathy and it is not effective.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I can actually trace the moment I decided I couldn't be a doctor. It was I can actually trace the moment I decided I couldn't be a doctor. It was in biology, they brought in these African crickets and we were supposed to dissect them - but there's no way I was touching those bugs.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: If you have the patience to wait and watch, history will reshape truth (weakest of If you have the patience to wait and watch, history will reshape truth (weakest of all forces, and weightless) in the image of opinion. What really happened will cease to matter and, eventually, cease to exist.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: He could see now that she looked tired; the delicate tissue under her eyes bruised He could see now that she looked tired; the delicate tissue under her eyes bruised violet with fatigue. He fought an almost irresistible desire to trace the half-circles with his finger.
Meg Rosoff Sayings: I came across Piper deep in conversation with Jet one afternoon and when I asked I came across Piper deep in conversation with Jet one afternoon and when I asked her what they were talking about she shrugged and said Dog Things. Sometimes the loneliness of being the odd man out in these conversation got to me but most of the time I just ignored it. I like old movies. She talks to dogs.