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.

— Jeanne DuPrau

The most empowering Jeanne DuPrau quotes that will add value to your life

He says I'm beautiful as a red tomato

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The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you.

And then you aren't the master of yourself anymore. Anger is. And when anger is the boss, you get unintended consequences.

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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.

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You know, son, I don't think there's such a thing as an easy life.

There's always going to be hard work and there will always be misfortunes we can't control, lurking out at the edges - storms, sickness, wolves. But there is such a thing as a good life and I think that we have one here.

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

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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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Poppy was now almost well. She still slept more than usual, but when she wasn't sleeping she tromped around the doctor's house pulling spoons off the table and spilling cups of water and crumpling pages of books. That is, she was almost her old self.

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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--

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Unintended consequences, he thought miserably.

He was angry at his anger, the way it surged up and took over.

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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.

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The idea seemed to be that if you prayed extremely hard--especially if a lot of people prayed at once--maybe God would change things. The trouble was, what if your enemy was praying, too? Which prayer would God listen to?

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It would be something that another person had written down without understanding its significance; just a sentence or two that would be like a flash of light.

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About Jeanne DuPrau

Quotes 29 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday 1944

A person who thought he knew everything simply didn’t understand how much there was to know.

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Maybe there was no happily ever after [.

..] but there was happiness sometimes and she had it now, doing what she knew she was born for.

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They lifted their faces to the astonishing warmth.

The sky arched over them, a pale, clear blue. Lina felt as though a lid that had been on her all her life had been lifted off. Light and air rushed though her, making a song, like the songs of Ember, only it was a song of joy. She looked at Doon and saw that he was smiling and crying at the same time, and she realized that she was, too.

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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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People find a way through just about anything.

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What could be more interesting than thinking of mysterious happenings, finding the answers to intriguing questions, and making up new worlds?

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Remember the city, the city remember Where treasure is hidden under the ground The city, the city, always remember That's where the treasure will be found.

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I try to remind myself that we are never promised anything, and that what control we can exert is not over the events that befall us but how we address ourselves to them.

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It’s for my God, the god of dogs, and snakes and dust mites and albino bears and Siamese twins, the god of stars and starships and other dimensions, the god who loves everyone and makes everything marvelous.

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

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The main thing to do is pay attention.

Pay close attention to everything, notice what no one else notices. Then you'll know what no one else knows, and that's always useful.

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It wasn't because they had extraordinary powers, really, but because of how well they used the ordinary powers everyone had: the power of courage, the power of kindness, the powers of curiosity and knowledge.

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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.

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There is so much darkness in Ember, Lina.

It's not just outside, it's inside us, too. Everyone has some darkness inside. It's like a hungry creature. It wants and wants and wants with a terrible power. And the more you give it, the bigger and hungrier it gets.

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

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Lina loved her little sister so much that it was like an ache under her ribs.

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