Eva Ibbotson Quotes

Eva Ibbotson Quotes

She was so intelligent that she could think herself into beauty. Intelligence...they don't talk about it much, the poets, but when a woman is intelligent and passionate and good...

They were steaming out of the station before Maia asked, 'Was it books in the trunk?'
'It was books, admitted Miss Minton.
And Maia said, 'Good.

When you're sad, my Little Star, go out of doors. It's always better underneath the open sky.

Ms. Wrack's mother, Mrs. Wrack, had been a mermaid: a proper one who lived on a rock and combed her hair and sang. But sailors had never been lured to their doom by her, partly because she looked like the back of a bus and partly because modern ships are so high out of the water that they never even saw her

After all, Betty was ill and she was her sister, and she wouldn't be able to shave her legs for weeks because of the plaster.

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