•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    cornelia funke Quotes

    Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book  author  read 
     
    My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
    — Cornelia Funke
    They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: moment 
     
    Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: living 
     
    I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: dragon  imagination  year 
     
    If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book  library  kids 
     
    We're all liars when it serves our purpose.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: liar 
     
    Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: character  people  real  book 
     
    You know, it's a funny thing about writers. Most people don't stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think that writers are all dead long ago-they don't expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: people  funny  stories  book 
     
    A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book  library  imagine 
     
    Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: fear 
     
    Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: men  women  grief  doubt 
     
    A reader doesn't really see the characters in a story; he feels them.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: character 
     
    The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.
    — Cornelia Funke
    You know what they say: When people start burning books they'll soon burn human beings.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: people  human  book 
     
    It's the same in real life: Notorious murderers get off scot-free and live happily all their lives, while good people die - sometimes the very best people. That's the way of the world.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: people  live  world  real  die 
     
    What a plague love is!
    — Cornelia Funke
    Perhaps the story in the book is just the lid on a pan: It always stays the same, but underneath there's a whole world that goes on - developing and changing like our own world.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: world  stories  book 
     
    Sometimes Dustfinger thought Basta's constant fear of curses and sudden disaster probably arose from his terror of the darkness within himself, which made him assume that the rest of the world must be exactly the same.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: fear  world  thoughts  darkness 
     
    There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.
    — Cornelia Funke
    My wife loves written words ... you know, words that stick to parchment and paper like dead flies, and it seems my father felt the same - but I want to hear words! Remember that when you are looking for the right words: You must ask yourself what they SOUND like! Glowing with passion, dark with sorrow, sweet with love, that's what I want. - Cosimo
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: sorrow  dark  right  passion  father  wife 
     
    You know a great many things in dreams, often despite the evidence of your eyes. You just know them.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: eyes  dreams 
     
    It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book  ideas 
     
    If you keep pretending you're in that book, it will make you not want to live in the life you're in.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: live  book 
     
    He longed for the deep as she longed for the night sky and for white lilies floating on water - although she still tried to convince herself that love alone could feed her soul.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: soul  alone  night  sky  water 
     
    Nothing is more terrifying than fearlessness.
    — Cornelia Funke
    The truth's not pretty of course. No one likes to look it in the face.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: truth 
     
    When you open a book it's like going to the theater first you see the curtain then it is pulled aside and the show begins.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book 
     
    I will try to write books until I drop dead.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: book  write 
     
    I live in Hamburg; that's in the north. And I live on the outskirts of town. It looks like countryside.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: live 
     
    I don't like to eat the same dish every day, so I read very different things.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: read 
     
    My son always says I like very weird music.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: music  son 
     
    I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: children  child  movie  read 
     
    I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: dog 
     
    I love to read aloud.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: read 
     
    Yes, I do enjoy walking at night. The world's more to my liking then, not so loud, not so fast, not so crowded, and a good deal more mysterious.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: world  night 
     
    Ten minutes can be a long time when you're waiting with a beating heart for something you don't understand, something you don't really want to know.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: time  heart 
     
    I wish I had more time to visit schools.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: time  wishes  school 
     
    Words are immortal - Elinor
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: immortal 
     
    Reality is a fragile thing.
    — Cornelia Funke
    tags: reality 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
    cornelia funke
    Birth    : December 10, 1958
    Occupation  : Author