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By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Wouldn't it be strange, she thought, to have a blue sky? But she liked the way it looked. It would be beautiful - a blue sky.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

She loved to run. She could run forever. And she loved exploring every nook and cranny of the city, which was what a messenger got to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Doon was touched. Kenny looked like a tiny little wisp, but there was something strong inside him. --People of Sparks--

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

How can you stand to do it? The poor little mouse!" Grover shrugged. "It's nature," he said. "Nature likes the snake just as much as the mouse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

The idea seemed to be that if you prayed extremely hard--especially if a lot of people prayed at once--maybe God would change things. The trouble was, what if your enemy was praying, too? Which prayer would God listen to?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

It wasn't because they had extraordinary powers, really, but because of how well they used the ordinary powers everyone had: the power of courage, the power of kindness, the powers of curiosity and knowledge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

People didn't make life, so they can't destroy it. Even if we were to wipe out every bit of life in the world, we can't touch the place life comes from. Whatever made the plants and animals and people spring up in the first place will always be there, and life will spring up again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Now Doon seemed to care for his new friends more than he did for her. Every time she thought about him she felt a thud of pain, like a bruised place inside her.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren't the master of yourself. Anger is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren't the master of yourself anymore. Anger is. And when anger is the boss, you get unintended consequences.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Can't it be stopped?" said Lina. She shifted around under her blanket, trying to find a place to sit where rocks weren't digging into her. Maybe it can be stopped at the beginning," Maddy said. "If someone sees what's happening and is brave enough to reverse the direction." Reverse the direction?" Yes, turn it around." How would you do that?" You'd do something good," said Maddy. "Or at least you'd keep yourself from doing something bad." But how could you?" said Lina. "When people have been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?" You wouldn't want to," said Maddy. "That's what makes it hard. you do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

There is so much darkness in Ember, Lina. It's not just outside, it's inside us, too. Everyone has some darkness inside. It's like a hungry creature. It wants and wants and wants with a terrible power. And the more you give it, the bigger and hungrier it gets.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

It’s for my God, the god of dogs, and snakes and dust mites and albino bears and Siamese twins, the god of stars and starships and other dimensions, the god who loves everyone and makes everything marvelous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

He says I'm beautiful as a red tomato

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Poppy was now almost well. She still slept more than usual, but when she wasn't sleeping she tromped around the doctor's house pulling spoons off the table and spilling cups of water and crumpling pages of books. That is, she was almost her old self.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Think about what it would mean to fight," he said. "Say we barricade ourselves here in the hotel and refuse to leave. They come at us with their Weapon, whatever it is. Some of us are hurt, some die. We go out to meet them with whatever weapons we can find - sticks, maybe, or pieces of broken glass. We battle each other. Maybe they set fire to the hotel. Maybe we march into the village and steal food from them nad they come after us and beat us. We beat them back. In the end, maybe we damage them so badly that they're too weak to make us leave. What do we have? Friends and neighbors and families dead. A place half destroyed, and those left in it full of hatred for us. And we ourselves will have to live with the memory of the terrible things we have done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

They lifted their faces to the astonishing warmth. The sky arched over them, a pale, clear blue. Lina felt as though a lid that had been on her all her life had been lifted off. Light and air rushed though her, making a song, like the songs of Ember, only it was a song of joy. She looked at Doon and saw that he was smiling and crying at the same time, and she realized that she was, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Lina couldn't sleep at first, thinking of the old songs and what they meant. Someone, long ago, had hoped that at least a few people would survive and had wanted them to remember her city and the treasure it held, the treasure that was most valuable of all - herself, her family, and all of the generations of people who had lived in that secret place, their purpose, though they didn't know it, to make sure that human beings did not vanish from the world, no matter what happened above.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

His sympathy made tears spring to Lina's eyes. Doon looked startled for a moment, and then he took a step toward her and wrapped his arms around her. He gave her a squeeze so quick and tight that it made her cough, and then it made her laugh. She realized all at once that Doon--thin, dark-eyed Doon with his troublesome temper and his terrible brown jacket and his good heart--was the person that she knew better than anyone now. He was her best friend.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Mrs. Murdo, walkind even more briskly to keep her spirits up, was crossing Harken Square when something fell to the pavement just in front of her with a terrific thump. How extraordinary, she thought, bending to pick it up. It was sort of a bundle. She began to untie it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

The main thing to do is pay attention. Pay close attention to everything, notice what no one else notices. Then you'll know what no one else knows, and that's always useful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

What could be more interesting than thinking of mysterious happenings, finding the answers to intriguing questions, and making up new worlds?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

What was the power that turned the worm into a moth? It was greater than any power the Builders had had, he was sure of that. The power that ran the city of Ember was feeble by comparison...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

It would be something that another person had written down without understanding its significance; just a sentence or two that would be like a flash of light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

A darkness different from Ember's, but just as frightening.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Lina loved her little sister so much that it was like an ache under her ribs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

You know, son, I don't think there's such a thing as an easy life. There's always going to be hard work and there will always be misfortunes we can't control, lurking out at the edges - storms, sickness, wolves. But there is such a thing as a good life and I think that we have one here.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

What you need to learn, children, is the difference between right and wrong in every area of life. And once you learn the difference, you must always choose the right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jeanne Duprau

Maybe there was no happily ever after [...] but there was happiness sometimes and she had it now, doing what she knew she was born for.