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Frances Hardinge quotes: Making a wish is like saying, 'I can't deal with anything, I give up, somebody bigger come along and solve it all instead. Making a wish is like saying, 'I can't deal with anything, I give up, somebody bigger come along and solve it all instead.
Frances Hardinge quotes: In Mosca's experience, a 'long story' was always a short story someone did not want to tell. In Mosca's experience, a 'long story' was always a short story someone did not want to tell.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I'm never telling the truth again! It gets you hanged and locked out and starved and froze and hated ... I'm never telling the truth again! It gets you hanged and locked out and starved and froze and hated ...
Frances Hardinge quotes: you only had to provide part of a lie. You could rely on other people's imaginations to fill the gaps. She you only had to provide part of a lie. You could rely on other people's imaginations to fill the gaps. She
Frances Hardinge quotes: My dear fellow, money is no substitute for the right kind of friend ... My dear fellow, money is no substitute for the right kind of friend ...
Frances Hardinge quotes: Twig-minx!" it screamed. "scrap-brat! Twig-minx!" it screamed. "scrap-brat!
Frances Hardinge quotes: You're a peach full of poison, you know that? Mosca snapped back, but could not quite keep a hint of admiration from her tone. You're a peach full of poison, you know that? Mosca snapped back, but could not quite keep a hint of admiration from her tone.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Every inch of Neverfell seemed to be throbbing with life. Everything was new, and new was a drug. Every inch of Neverfell seemed to be throbbing with life. Everything was new, and new was a drug.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Night smelt the way Havoc's songs sounded. It smelt of steel and rushlights and the marsh welcoming a misstep and anger souring like old blood. Night smelt the way Havoc's songs sounded. It smelt of steel and rushlights and the marsh welcoming a misstep and anger souring like old blood.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Pull on a thread, and you pull on the whole web. And then out come the spiders ... Pull on a thread, and you pull on the whole web. And then out come the spiders ...
Frances Hardinge quotes: Somehow, without noticing, Mosca had become old enough to hear about such things. Somehow, without noticing, Mosca had become old enough to hear about such things.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Mosca had never tasted power before. It was a little like the feeling the gin had given her, but without the bitterness and the numbness in her nose. Mosca had never tasted power before. It was a little like the feeling the gin had given her, but without the bitterness and the numbness in her nose.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Hate has its uses, but it will serve you ill if you wear it so openly. Hate has its uses, but it will serve you ill if you wear it so openly.
Frances Hardinge quotes: We're in a nest of secrets here. Don't let down your guard. We're in a nest of secrets here. Don't let down your guard.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I left you clean. Purged of all your ghosts. I am the one who has been haunted all my life. Haunted by you. I left you clean. Purged of all your ghosts. I am the one who has been haunted all my life. Haunted by you.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Zeal was like gas, most dangerous when you could not see it. The wrong spark could light it at any time. Zeal was like gas, most dangerous when you could not see it. The wrong spark could light it at any time.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Somehow the sting of guilt was always more acute when there was a risk that she might get caught. Somehow the sting of guilt was always more acute when there was a risk that she might get caught.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I'm a monster too. And they probably can't help it either. I'm a monster too. And they probably can't help it either.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Nobody's mind ever remains a blank page, however carefully they are locked away from the world. Nobody's mind ever remains a blank page, however carefully they are locked away from the world.
Frances Hardinge quotes: What would have happened if Caverna had been torn by a civil war, the two opposed leaders housed in a single body? What would have happened if Caverna had been torn by a civil war, the two opposed leaders housed in a single body?
Frances Hardinge quotes: She could feel her mind pulling loose like knitting, the neat stitches of her artificial days unravelling to become one mangled thread. She could feel her mind pulling loose like knitting, the neat stitches of her artificial days unravelling to become one mangled thread.
Frances Hardinge quotes: That last extraordinary Face had sent a throb through her very soul, like a breeze shivering the string of a harp, and she could not account for it. That last extraordinary Face had sent a throb through her very soul, like a breeze shivering the string of a harp, and she could not account for it.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Just between you and me,' Mosca whispered, 'radicalism is all about walkin' on the grass. Just between you and me,' Mosca whispered, 'radicalism is all about walkin' on the grass.
Frances Hardinge quotes: She could find no purchase on the older woman's marble-smooth countenance. There were no cracks to give her a view into her soul. She could find no purchase on the older woman's marble-smooth countenance. There were no cracks to give her a view into her soul.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Once again Toll-by-Night had burst out of its captivity, like a monstrous jack from an innocent-looking box. And this time Mosca was a part of it. Once again Toll-by-Night had burst out of its captivity, like a monstrous jack from an innocent-looking box. And this time Mosca was a part of it.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Nobody was to be trusted. The plan that had ensnared her had been the brainchild of her protector, Maxim Childersin. Nobody was to be trusted. The plan that had ensnared her had been the brainchild of her protector, Maxim Childersin.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Silence itself could be used as deftly and cruelly as a kire Silence itself could be used as deftly and cruelly as a kire
Frances Hardinge quotes: Perhaps illnesses could be left behind, just like small, badly concealed china corpses. Perhaps illnesses could be left behind, just like small, badly concealed china corpses.
Frances Hardinge quotes: What's a little maiming and treachery between friends? What's a little maiming and treachery between friends?
Frances Hardinge quotes: Faith had always told herself that she was not like other ladies. But neither, it seemed, were other ladies. Faith had always told herself that she was not like other ladies. But neither, it seemed, were other ladies.
Frances Hardinge quotes: She had needed kindness before, and had received none. Now it was too late, and she did not know what to do with it. She had needed kindness before, and had received none. Now it was too late, and she did not know what to do with it.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Follow that coffeehouse. Follow that coffeehouse.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept. Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.
Frances Hardinge quotes: The world is like a broken wrist that healed the wrong way, and will never be the same again. The world is like a broken wrist that healed the wrong way, and will never be the same again.
Frances Hardinge quotes: True stories seldom have endings.I don't want a happy ending, I want more story. True stories seldom have endings.
I don't want a happy ending, I want more story.
Frances Hardinge quotes: It did seem hard to be doing something heroic while everyone was too busy to notice. It did seem hard to be doing something heroic while everyone was too busy to notice.
Frances Hardinge quotes: He was bellowing a great many words that were new to Mosca and sounded quite interesting. She memorized them for future use. He was bellowing a great many words that were new to Mosca and sounded quite interesting. She memorized them for future use.
Frances Hardinge quotes: She is the key to this mystery, a key that I will turn, by hook or by crook. She is the key to this mystery, a key that I will turn, by hook or by crook.
Frances Hardinge quotes: People were animals, and animals were nothing but teeth. You bit first, and you bit often. That was the only way to survive. People were animals, and animals were nothing but teeth. You bit first, and you bit often. That was the only way to survive.
Frances Hardinge quotes: In the interests of Truth, I would lie. In the interests of Truth, I would lie.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I suppose not everybody can bear to give up everything they have ever known, however bad their life is. I suppose not everybody can bear to give up everything they have ever known, however bad their life is.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Besides, woods made sense. Woods were home. Besides, woods made sense. Woods were home.
Frances Hardinge quotes: You need me," Pen explained. "I'm your lookout. If I see the coppers coming, I'll make a sound like an owl. You need me," Pen explained. "I'm your lookout. If I see the coppers coming, I'll make a sound like an owl.
Frances Hardinge quotes: It has made me what I am. When every door is closed, one learns to climb through windows. Human nature, I suppose. It has made me what I am. When every door is closed, one learns to climb through windows. Human nature, I suppose.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Which of your victims are you being interviewed about today, anyway?Jonathan, don't call my subjects victims. Which of your victims are you being interviewed about today, anyway?
Jonathan, don't call my subjects victims.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches ... Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches ...
Frances Hardinge quotes: I was always awake!" interrupted Faith. "I was always angry! I was always awake!" interrupted Faith. "I was always angry!
Frances Hardinge quotes: She had big, vague eyes and a big, vague smile, and was always very busy in the way that a moth crashing about in a lampshade is busy. She had big, vague eyes and a big, vague smile, and was always very busy in the way that a moth crashing about in a lampshade is busy.
Frances Hardinge quotes: We always find it difficult to forgive our heroes for being human. We always find it difficult to forgive our heroes for being human.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Revenge is a dish best served unexpectedly and from a distance - like a thrown trifle. Revenge is a dish best served unexpectedly and from a distance - like a thrown trifle.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Mosca sniffed at perfection. Perfection had no pulse and no heart. Mosca sniffed at perfection. Perfection had no pulse and no heart.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I did not see your mother at the funeral,' she said, following the thought. 'She stopped coming to them after her own,' Paul answered simply. I did not see your mother at the funeral,' she said, following the thought. 'She stopped coming to them after her own,' Paul answered simply.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I swam across the torrent of my madness, and pulled myself upon the shore of a new and better sanity. I swam across the torrent of my madness, and pulled myself upon the shore of a new and better sanity.
Frances Hardinge quotes: But easier, she reminded herself, was not the same as better. But easier, she reminded herself, was not the same as better.
Frances Hardinge quotes: If wits were pins, the man would be a veritable hedgehog. If wits were pins, the man would be a veritable hedgehog.
Frances Hardinge quotes: This is the young lady with the printed heart. This is the young lady with the printed heart.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I am anything I wish to be. The world cannot choose for me. No, it is for me to choose what the world shall be. I am anything I wish to be. The world cannot choose for me. No, it is for me to choose what the world shall be.
Frances Hardinge quotes: There was too much to feel strongly about, she was stretched too thin, so she could not quite feel anything about anything. There was too much to feel strongly about, she was stretched too thin, so she could not quite feel anything about anything.
Frances Hardinge quotes: If you want someone to tell you what to think ... ""You will never be short of people willing to do so. If you want someone to tell you what to think ... "
"You will never be short of people willing to do so.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Yes, ma'am, I like raspberry cake, only I like it better with no poison or scorpions in it. Yes, ma'am, I like raspberry cake, only I like it better with no poison or scorpions in it.
Frances Hardinge quotes: This was the hardest part. It was easier to be the witch, the harpy. Being human was dangerous. This was the hardest part. It was easier to be the witch, the harpy. Being human was dangerous.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Large people tend to have large heads. Men are no cleverer than we are, Miss Sunderly. Just taller. Large people tend to have large heads. Men are no cleverer than we are, Miss Sunderly. Just taller.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Over this year, familiarity had done its usual work, picking off the gilded paint one scratch at a time. Over this year, familiarity had done its usual work, picking off the gilded paint one scratch at a time.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I got all my limbs," Mosca answered quickly. "I been knocked and scraped and chased about but my heart's still beating inside my hide. I got all my limbs," Mosca answered quickly. "I been knocked and scraped and chased about but my heart's still beating inside my hide.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Magic was not an answer; it was an excuse to avoid looking for one. Magic was not an answer; it was an excuse to avoid looking for one.
Frances Hardinge quotes: You couldn't plan a picnic without strangling yourself with the cloth. You couldn't plan a picnic without strangling yourself with the cloth.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Wishes are thorns, he told himself sharply. They do us no good, just stick into our skin and hurt us. Wishes are thorns, he told himself sharply. They do us no good, just stick into our skin and hurt us.
Frances Hardinge quotes: She dreamed of a world where books did not rot or give way to green blot, where words and ideas were not things you were despised for treasuring. She dreamed of a world where books did not rot or give way to green blot, where words and ideas were not things you were despised for treasuring.
Frances Hardinge quotes: There was an invisible necklace of nows, stretching out in front of her along the crazy, twisting road, each bead a golden second. There was an invisible necklace of nows, stretching out in front of her along the crazy, twisting road, each bead a golden second.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Lost: one bonnet, two clogs. Kept in spite of the odds: two thumbs, one life. Lost: one bonnet, two clogs. Kept in spite of the odds: two thumbs, one life.
Frances Hardinge quotes: You, sir, are a romantic, and I'm afraid the condition is incurable.-Eponymous Clent You, sir, are a romantic, and I'm afraid the condition is incurable.
-Eponymous Clent
Frances Hardinge quotes: She's one of my best friends, thought Neverfell, and most of the time I don't know what is going on in her head at all. She's one of my best friends, thought Neverfell, and most of the time I don't know what is going on in her head at all.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Neverfell shepherded her herd of frightened, woolly suspicions. Neverfell shepherded her herd of frightened, woolly suspicions.
Frances Hardinge quotes: I can't think straight. But why am I trying to do that anyway? Everybody else thinks straight. That's why nobody expects me to think zigzag-hop. I can't think straight. But why am I trying to do that anyway? Everybody else thinks straight. That's why nobody expects me to think zigzag-hop.
Frances Hardinge quotes: Little god, you see the world through such black eyes." "Got no choice. My father give 'em to me. Little god, you see the world through such black eyes."

"Got no choice. My father give 'em to me.
Frances Hardinge quotes: How does it feel, whispered Faith, to come back to your memories and find yourself missing and a dead person in your place? How does it feel, whispered Faith, to come back to your memories and find yourself missing and a dead person in your place?
Frances Hardinge quotes: The ladies' fans opened with cracks like pistol shots, and were held up to block the stranger from view. The ladies' fans opened with cracks like pistol shots, and were held up to block the stranger from view.
Frances Hardinge quotes: She felt like an amputee, reaching out reflexively with an arm she no longer had. She felt like an amputee, reaching out reflexively with an arm she no longer had.