cornelia funke Quotes

Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
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— Cornelia Funke
My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
— Cornelia Funke
They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
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— Cornelia Funke
Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
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— Cornelia Funke
I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
We're all liars when it serves our purpose.
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— Cornelia Funke
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
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— Cornelia Funke
Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
A reader doesn't really see the characters in a story; he feels them.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
You know what they say: When people start burning books they'll soon burn human beings.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
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
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— Cornelia Funke
You know a great many things in dreams, often despite the evidence of your eyes. You just know them.
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— Cornelia Funke
It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place
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— Cornelia Funke
If you keep pretending you're in that book, it will make you not want to live in the life you're in.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
Nothing is more terrifying than fearlessness.
— Cornelia Funke
The truth's not pretty of course. No one likes to look it in the face.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
I will try to write books until I drop dead.
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— Cornelia Funke
I live in Hamburg; that's in the north. And I live on the outskirts of town. It looks like countryside.
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— Cornelia Funke
I don't like to eat the same dish every day, so I read very different things.
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— Cornelia Funke
My son always says I like very weird music.
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— Cornelia Funke
I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children.
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— Cornelia Funke
I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
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— Cornelia Funke
I love to read aloud.
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— Cornelia Funke
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.
tags: world night
— Cornelia Funke
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.
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— Cornelia Funke
I wish I had more time to visit schools.
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— Cornelia Funke
Words are immortal - Elinor
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— Cornelia Funke
Reality is a fragile thing.
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— Cornelia Funke
cornelia funke
Birth    : December 10, 1958
Occupation  : Author