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    The snow lay thin and apologetic over the world. That wide grey sweep was the lawn, with the straggling trees of the orchard still dark beyond; the white squares were the roofs of the garage, the old barn, the rabbit hutches, the chicken coops. Further back there were only the flat fields of Dawson's farm, dimly white-striped. All the broad sky was grey, full of more snow that refused to fall. There was no colour anywhere.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: world  dark  sky 
     
    Funny,' Will said, as they picked their way through. "Things are absolutely awful and yet people look much happier than usual. Look at them all. Bubbling.' "They are English,' Merriman said. "Quite right,' said Will's father. "Splendid in adversity, tedious when safe. Never content, in fact. We're an odd lot".
    — Susan Cooper
    Too many!' James shouted, and slammed the door behind him.
    — Susan Cooper
    But once in a great while he remembered that he had felt pain, a terrible ache in his heart, and he swore he would never let himself feel love for a human again.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: pain  heart  human 
     
    Poets find truth by writing about what they love.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: truth  writing  poet 
     
    Once upon a time... a long time ago... things that happened once perhaps but have been talked about for so long that nobody really knows. And underneath all the bits that people have added the magic swords and lamps they're all about one thing - the good hero fighting the giant or the witch or the wicked uncle. Good against bad. Good against evil.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: evil  time  people  magic  hero  bad  fighting  witch 
     
    Any great gift of power or talent is a burden ... But there is nothing to be done. If you were born with the gift, then you must serve it, and nothing in this world or out of it may stand in the way of that service, because that is why you were born and that is the Law.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: power  world  law  talent  service  gift 
     
    For Drake is no longer in his hammock, children, nor is Arthur somewhere sleeping, and you may not lie idly expecting the second coming of anybody now, because the world is yours and it is up to you.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: children  world  lies  child 
     
    So the shortest day came, and the year died, / And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world / Came people singing, dancing, / To drive the dark away.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: people  world  dark  year 
     
    The future cannot blame the present, just as the present cannot blame the past. The hope is always here, always alive, but only your fierce caring can fan it into a fire to warm the world.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: future  past  present  world  fire  hope 
     
    Tonight will be bad, and tomorrow will be beyond imagining.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: bad  tomorrow 
     
    In the end, all it takes is one small action, by one person. One at a time.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: time  people  action 
     
    Engage, Enlighten, Encourage and especially...just be yourself! Social media is a community effort, everyone is an asset.
    — Susan Cooper
    For ever and ever, we say when we are young, or in our prayers. Twice, we say it. Old One, do we not? For ever and ever ... so that a thing may be for ever, a life or a love or a quest, and yet begin again, and be for ever just as before. And any ending that may seem to come is not truly an ending, but an illusion. For Time does not die, Time has neither beginning nor end, and so nothing can end or die that has once had a place in Time.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: time  young  illusion  die  prayer 
     
    Whatever happens, believe that the journey is worth taking, and then you will reach its end.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: journey  believe  worth 
     
    So the Dark did a simple thing. They showed the maker of the sword his own uncertainty and fear. Fear of having done the wrong thing-fear that having done this one great thing, he would never again be able to accomplish anything of great worth-fear of age, of insufficiency, of unmet promise. All such great fears, that are the doom of people given the gift of making, and lie always somewhere in their minds.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: fear  people  lies  dark  age  wrong  gift  mind 
     
    The truth is that every book we read, like every person we meet, has the capacity to change our lives. And though we can be sure our children will meet people, we must, must create, these days, their chance to meet books.
    — Susan Cooper
    tags: children  chance  truth  people  live  child  book  read 
     
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