Quotes: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

October 31, 2014


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” - G.K. Chesterton

“It wasn’t brave because he wasn’t scared: it was the only thing he could do. But going back again to get his glasses when he knew the wasps were there, when he was really scared. That was brave… Because when you are scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.” Coraline retelling the story of her Father’s incident to the cat.

“Sharper than a serpent’s tooth is a daughter’s ingratitude. Still, the proudest spirit can be broken, with love…Manners maketh man, after all.” The other Mother to Coraline for being stubborn.

“You really don’t understand, do you? I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted? Just like that, and it didn’t mean anything. What then?” Coraline to the strange voice of the other Mother trying to convince her to stay.

“..nobody is ever given more to shoulder than he or she can bear..Th’art alive. Thou livest.” Said the rescued boy to Coraline in her dream.

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