E. Nesbit

  • Aug. 31st, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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When you are young so many things are difficult to believe, and yet the dullest people will tell you that they are true – such things, for instance, as that the earth goes around the sun, and that it is not flat but round.  But the things that seem really likely, like fairy tales and magic are, so say the grown-ups, not true at all.  Yet they are so easy to believe, especially when you see them happening.  And, as I am always telling you, the most wonderful things happen to all sorts of people, only you never hear about them because the people think that no one will believe their stories...

The Enchanted Castle

E. Nesbit

  • Mar. 21st, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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"The best part of books is when things are happening. This is the best part of real things too. This is why I shall not tell you in this story about all the days when nothing happened. You will not catch me saying, 'thus the sad days passed slowly by' - or 'the years rolled on their weary course' - or 'time went on' - because it is silly; of course time goes on - whether you say so or not. So I shall just tell you the nice, interesting parts - and in between you will understand that we had our meals and got up and went to bed, and dull things like that."

(The Story of the Treasure Seekers)

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