Annie Barrows Quotes.

21. "I don’t think they’re really mad, said Ivy. You don’t? They had seemed pretty mad to Bean. They have to act mad so they’ll seem fair to your sister,"
- Annie Barrows, Ivy and Bean

22. "Soon there were grown-ups scattered all across the grass. In the dark, they looked like laundry. Now, said Bean in a loud voice. Look up into the sky. Smell how nice the grass is. Listen to the trees. And just rest. Don’t talk. Don’t do anything. And don’t worry. You’re totally safe."
- Annie Barrows, Ivy & Bean Bundle Set 3 (Books 7-9)

23. "I’ve learned that history is the autobiography of the historian, that ignoring the past is the act of a fool, and that loyalty does not mean falling into line, but stepping out of it for the people you love."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

24. "I have since wondered, of course, how my life would have been different if I'd decided to stay home that morning. This is what's called the enigma of history, and it can drive you out of your mind if you let it."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

25. "Time softened on Sundays; it stretched itself out in vast rubbery lengths, and by two o'clock, there was more of it than would ever be needed for anything. There was no point in reading a book, writing a letter, or playing a game, because time was too flaccid ever to proceed to the moment in which the plot would twist, the letter would be sent, or the game would be won."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

26. "He was lying; I could hear it the way you hear a tune and you know how it goes. I wondered how many times I'd heard him lie, to know so well what it sounded like."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

27. "And she’s certainly a good cook. Miss Betts sighed. The epitaph of the spinster."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

28. "Whatever gave you the idea we were like everybody else?"
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

29. "You're right, Jottie, but what good is it? Rightness is nothing. You can't live on it. You might as well eat ashes." I glanced at Father, his bloodshot eyes and the stain on his pants. I loved him so. Once more, I tried to explain. "This is all we can do; it's all we're allowed. We can't go back. The only thing time leaves for us to decide" -- I picked up Father's hand and held it tight-- "is whether or not we're going to hate each other."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

30. "But what can I do? I can—she leapt into the abyss—join a ladies’ club. There! That’s respectable! That’s something I can do! I can be ladylike. Why, I can be more ladylike than anyone, as long as I can keep myself from saying the first thing that pops into my mind."
- Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us

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