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    Humans cannot fly, but they can get the flying feeling. All they need to do is go out at night into a wild storm where the thunder roars like applause and the lightning throws itself in daggers of light at your bare feet and you suddenly find you are not afraid.
    — Hilary McKay
    tags: night  wild  afraid 
     
    He will grow up into one of those people who lean back to smile and jump so easily it looks like slow motion and steer cars with their knees and snitch roses from gardens to give to girls and write with their left hand and own two pairs of jeans and one jacket and fall in love from such a height and so hard and so completely that they never quite recover from the drop. But at least he will have me to look out for him.
    — Hilary McKay
    tags: people  smile  girls  write  garden 
     
    How can I give you nothing? Do you seriously expect me to buy nothing, wrap up nothing, stick a gift tag on nothing, send a card saying I really hope you like your nothing and lie awake worrying that the nothing I got you was the right color nothing you always anted? Have a heart!
    — Hilary McKay
    tags: lies  right  saying  gift  awake  hope 
     
    The house had a name. The Banana House. It was carved onto a piece of sandstone above the front door. It made no sense to anyone.
    — Hilary McKay
    She had to go," said Rose. "It was because of her angel," said Indigo. "And because of Granddad," added Caddy. "And because of her nose stud." "And because her name isn't on the color chart." "She's lonely," said Rose. "That's why.
    — Hilary McKay
    He likes driving very fast on the wrong side of the road," said Sarah. "Which I can completely understand.
    — Hilary McKay
    tags: wrong 
     
    Darling Daddy, This is Rose. The shed needs new wires now it has blown up. Caddy is bringing home rock-bottom boyfriends to see if they will do for Mummy. Instead of you. Love, Rose.
    — Hilary McKay
    Rose had the sort of eyes that manage perfectly well with things close by, but entirely blur out things far away. Because of this even the brightest stars had only appeared as silvery smudges in the darkness. In all her life, Rose had never properly seen a star. Tonight there was a sky full. Rose looked up, and it was like walking into a dark room and someone switching on the universe.
    — Hilary McKay
    tags: darkness  star  dark  eyes  sky  universe 
     
    I can only drive slowly." "That's all right." "And I can only do left turns." Rose ran downstairs, grabbed a road atlas, and ran triumphantly back up again. "Wales is left! Look! It's left all the way!
    — Hilary McKay
    Don't call me darling. I'm a driving instructor!
    — Hilary McKay
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