Jeanne DuPrau Quotes

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1. “How can you stand to do it? The poor little mouse!"Grover shrugged. "It's nature," he said. "Nature likes the snake just as much as the mouse.”

Tags : Nature Predators Predatory And Prey Prey
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The Prophet of Yonwood

2. “What you need to learn, children, is the difference between right and wrong in every area of life. And once you learn the difference, you must always choose the right.”

Tags : Right And Wrong
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The City of Ember

3. “When someone has been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?' 'You wouldn't want to. That's what makes it hard. You do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.”

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Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks

4. “She realized all at once that Doon, thin, dark eyed Doon, with his troublesome temper and his terrible brown jacket, and his good heart---- was the person she knew better than anyone now. He was her best friend.--City of Ember--”

Tags : Amazing City Of Ember Friendship Good Heart Jeanne Duprau Sweet Truth
Author : Jeanne DuPrau

5. “Mrs. Murdo, walkind even more briskly to keep her spirits up, was crossing Harken Square when something fell to the pavement just in front of her with a terrific thump. How extraordinary, she thought, bending to pick it up. It was sort of a bundle. She began to untie it.”

Tags : Cliffhanger Ending Mystery
Author : Jeanne DuPrau

6. “Why, if its going to be allright, do we see it getting worse every day?”

Tags : Allright Why Worse
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The City of Ember

7. “People didn't make life, so they can't destroy it. Even if we were to wipe out every bit of life in the world, we can't touch the place life comes from. Whatever made the plants and animals and people spring up in the first place will always be there, and life will spring up again.”

Tags : Children S Literature Ember
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks

8. “Lina couldn't sleep at first, thinking of the old songs and what they meant. Someone, long ago, had hoped that at least a few people would survive and had wanted them to remember her city and the treasure it held, the treasure that was most valuable of all - herself, her family, and all of the generations of people who had lived in that secret place, their purpose, though they didn't know it, to make sure that human beings did not vanish from the world, no matter what happened above.”

Tags : Human Kind Inspirational Survival
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks

9. “A darkness different from Ember's, but just as frightening...”

Tags : Action Adventure Drama Expedition Tragedy
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The Diamond of Darkhold

10. “Now Doon seemed to care for his new friends more than he did for her. Every time she thought about him she felt a thud of pain, like a bruised place inside her.”

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Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks

11. “Wouldn't it be strange, she thought, to have a blue sky? But she liked the way it looked. It would be beautiful - a blue sky.”

Tags : Blue Sky
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The City of Ember

12. “Can't it be stopped?" said Lina. She shifted around under her blanket, trying to find a place to sit where rocks weren't digging into her.Maybe it can be stopped at the beginning," Maddy said. "If someone sees what's happening and is brave enough to reverse the direction."Reverse the direction?"Yes, turn it around."How would you do that?"You'd do something good," said Maddy. "Or at least you'd keep yourself from doing something bad."But how could you?" said Lina. "When people have been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?"You wouldn't want to," said Maddy. "That's what makes it hard. you do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.”

Tags : Choices Decisions Inspirational Right Wrong
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks

13. “What was the power that turned the worm into a moth? It was greater than any power the Builders had had, he was sure of that. The power that ran the city of Ember was feeble by comparison...”

Tags : Design Intelligent Design Life Power
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The City of Ember

14. “She loved to run. She could run forever. And she loved exploring every nook and cranny of the city, which was what a messenger got to do.”

Tags : Explore Run
Author : Jeanne DuPrau

15. “Doon was touched. Kenny looked like a tiny little wisp, but there was something strong inside him. --People of Sparks--”

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Author : Jeanne DuPrau

16. “Think about what it would mean to fight," he said. "Say we barricade ourselves here in the hotel and refuse to leave. They come at us with their Weapon, whatever it is. Some of us are hurt, some die. We go out to meet them with whatever weapons we can find - sticks, maybe, or pieces of broken glass. We battle each other. Maybe they set fire to the hotel. Maybe we march into the village and steal food from them nad they come after us and beat us. We beat them back. In the end, maybe we damage them so badly that they're too weak to make us leave. What do we have? Friends and neighbors and families dead. A place half destroyed, and those left in it full of hatred for us. And we ourselves will have to live with the memory of the terrible things we have done.”

Tags : Hatred Inspirational Love War
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The People of Sparks