Sonya Hartnett Quotes.

1. "More than this, I believe that the only lastingly important form of writing is writing for children. It is writing that is carried in the reader's heart for a lifetime; it is writing that speaks to the future."
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

2. "Though she'd try to do otherwise, she had never been able to stop cluttering her present with her past. Now somebody she didn't know would pack her treasures into plastic bags and carry them away. A life, at its end, is a pile of cloth and paper, and goods that can be bagged and labelled. None of the best things - the voice and the laugh, the tilt of the head, the things seen and felt and spoken - are allowed to stay behind."
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

3. "Just a few more minutes here, I suggest: life hates to leave, worried what it might miss. But Vernon, closer, is shaking his head. This is all."
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

4. "I love you," she told him, and he knew that this was true, and she knew that he believed her; but when she said it she saw the chain around his ankle, a length of links that let him wander, but not far. She did not see the chain around her own ankle, because love is blind."
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

5. "I want my life to be mystifying' she declared, although she didn't know what she meant"
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

6. "I could not let power win. . . Other remarkable things had to happen now, a whole string of remarkable things, one after another until the war was won. I was small, and I'd only done one small thing, really: but still it was a mighty thing. Mightier than what power was doing, with its bombs and guns. It was something great. It was enough."
- Quote by Sonya Hartnett

7. "...it's stupid to be that way, so easily hurt; it's better to be like a plank of wood, an emotional mule. It's best not to feel,...best to have your nerve endings cauterized."
- Sonya Hartnett, What the Birds See

8. "Love is like moonlight or thunder, or rain on a tin roof in the middle of the night; it is one of those things in life that is truly worth knowing."
- Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child

9. "I want my life to be mystifying," she declared, although she didn't know what she meant."
- Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child

10. "Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying."
- Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child

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