Chime Quotes.

1. "If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am loveable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?"
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

2. "I don't like my shoes,' said Rose. 'I'm wearing my shoes and you don't see me complain.' 'You only hear a person complain,' said Rose. 'Not see.' How has Rose lived for seventeen years and no one has killed her, not once?"
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

3. "This is what I want. I want people to take care of me. I want them to force comfort upon me. I want the soft-pillow feeling that I associate with memories of being ill when I was younger, soft pillows and fresh linens and satin-edged blankets and hot chocolate. It's not so much the comfort itself as knowing there's someone who wants to take care of you."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

4. "It's one thing to keep secrets. It's quite another to lie."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

5. "A poem doesn’t come out and tell you what it has to say. It circles back on itself, eating its own tail and making you guess what it means."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

6. "Guess what it is that turns plants to coal. Pressure. Guess what it is that turns limestone to marble. Pressure. Guess what it is that turns Briony's heart to stone. Pressure. Pressure is uncomfortable, but so are the gallows. Keep your secrets, wolfgirl. Dance your fists with Eldric's, snatch lightning from the gods. Howl at the moon, at the blood-red moon. Let your mouth be a cavern of stars."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

7. "I might be a wicked girl who'd think nothing of eating a baby for breakfast, but I'd never allow myself to get expelled. It's far too public."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

8. "Yes, I'm shallow, I don't mind admitting it. Perhaps I should admit that there's no end to the depths of my shallowness."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

9. "Witches don’t look like anything. Witches are. Witches do."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

10. "You mind your tongue! Oh, I do, I said. I sharpen it every evening on your name."
- Franny Billingsley, Chime

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