Stargirl Quotes.

1. "She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

2. "You’ll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

3. "When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

4. "The earth is speaking to us, but we can't hear because of all the racket our senses are making. Sometimes we need to erase them, erase our senses. Then - maybe - the earth will touch us. The universe will speak. The stars will whisper."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

5. "She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

6. "It's in the morning, for most of us. It's that time, those few seconds when we're coming out of sleep but we're not really awake yet. For those few seconds we're something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of them and their world still clings to us. For those few moments we are unformed, uncivilized. We are not the people we know as ourselves, but creatures more in tune with a tree than a keyboard. We are untitled, unnamed, natural, suspended between was and will be, the tadpole before the frog, the worm before the butterfly. We are for a few brief moments, anything and everything we could be. And then...and then -- ah -- we open our eyes and the day is before us and ... we become ourselves."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

7. "Star people are rare."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

8. "Nothing’s more fun than being carried away."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

9. "Home is everything you can walk to."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

10. "She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was... She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

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