by Donna Jo Napoli
- “Secrets could never be rushed. They had to come of their own accord, on their own schedule. That way ,when they came , the offered themselves as a gift.”
Importance: This is a strange way of thinking and a very beautiful quote full of hidden meaning. It means that you shouldn't rush someone to tell you a secret, but should wait until that person tells you the secret so it has meaning.
- "If you fall into water, you may still be saved. But if you fall down in literary matters, there is no life left for you."
Importance: This means that literary matters (aka books) are more dangerous than if you were to be drowning. This is very meaningful, especially if you are a bibliophile like me.
- "And the world kept moving, not toward any goal, just going, because that's what life does. And its bound to be better with a companion who knows how to be tender, a companion you may grow to cherish.”
Importance: This means that life is easier to deal with when you have someone who knows how cherish then it would be to be alone. This is meaningful and has a good lesson behind it: you need friends to be happy.