Cornelia Funke Quotes

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  • They're all cruel,' he said. 'The world I come from, the world you come from, and this one, too. Maybe the people don't see the cruelty in your world right away, it's better hidden, but it's there all the same.

    People   World   Said  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkspell”, p.497, Scholastic Inc.
  • Fire and water," he said, "don't really mix. You could say they're incompatible. But when they do love each other, they love passionately.

    Fire   Water   Said  
  • The Fairy's dress rustled as she turned. Human women dressed like flowers, layers of petals around a mortal, rotting core.

  • 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.

    Dream   Reading   Book  
  • I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.

    Dog   Horse   My Dog  
  • And my father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts.

    Father   Book   Library  
  • Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.

    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkheart”, p.128, Scholastic Inc.
  • Why would we ever want to go back when your world is so accommodating with your telephones and your guns and what's that sticky stuff called ...duct tape.

    Gun   World   Want  
  • Because by now Elinor had understood this, too: A longing for books was nothing compared with what you could feel for human beings. The books told you about that feeling. The books spoke of love, and it was wonderful to listen to them, but they were no substitute for love itself. They couldn't kiss her like Meggie, they couldn't hug her like Resa, they couldn't laugh like Mortimer. Poor books, poor Elinor.

    Book   Kissing   Laughing  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkdeath”, p.114, Scholastic Inc.
  • I wish you luck,' she said, kissing him on the cheek. He still had the most beautiful eyes of any boy she'd ever seen. But now her heart beat so much faster for someone else.

    Beautiful   Heart   Eye  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkdeath”, p.660, Scholastic Inc.
  • Accursed, blasted, heartless things [books]! Full of empty promises, full of false lures, always making you hungry, never satisfying you, never!

    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkspell”, p.703, Scholastic Inc.
  • Everything gets to me. I'm very sentimental.

  • It's a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place

    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkheart”, p.20, Scholastic Inc.
  • you can not fully read a book without being alone. But through this very solitude you become intimately involved with people whom you might never have met otherwise, either because they have been dead for centuries or because they spoke languages you cannot understand. And, nonetheless, they have become your closest friends, your wisest advisors, the wizards that hypnotize you, the lovers you have always dreamed of. -Antonio munoz molinas, "the power of the pen

    Book   People   Solitude  
  • I will try to write books until I drop dead.

    Book   Writing   Trying  
  • Nobody loves only once.

  • From the tower battlements, Dustfinger looked down on a lake as black as night, where the reflection of the castle swam in a sea of stars. The wind passing over his unscarred face was cold from the snow of the surrounding mountains, and Dustfinger relished life as if he were tasting it for the first time. The longing it brought, and the desire. All the bitterness, all the sweetness, even if it was only for a while, never for more than a while, everything gained and lost, lost and found again.

    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkdeath”, p.491, Scholastic Inc.
  • What was a slap for ten pages of escapism, ten pages far from everything that made him unhappy, ten pages of real life instead of the monotony that other people called the real world?

    Real   People   Unhappy  
  • Down there the nights are bright and nobody believes in the Devil.

    Believe   Night   Devil  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkheart”, p.210, Scholastic Inc.
  • Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.

    Flower   Book   Smell  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkspell”, p.65, Scholastic Inc.
  • My children were all made from paper and printer's ink.

    Children   Ink   Paper  
  • 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 (2011). “Inkheart”, p.231, Scholastic Inc.
  • Neither Goyl nor men lived long enough to understand that yesterday was born of tomorrow, just as tomorrow was born of yesterday.

    Men   Yesterday   Long  
  • Read – and be curious. And if somebody says to you: 'Things are this way. You can't change it' - don't believe a word.

    Believe   Way   Curious  
  • All books are in safe hands with me. They're my children, my inky children, and I look after them well. I keep the sunlight away from their pages, I dust and protect them from hungry hookworms and grubby human fingers.

    Children   Book   Dust  
  • Mortimer's face twisted when the Piper pressed his knife against his ribs. Oh yes, he's obviously made the wrong enemies in this story, thought Orpheus. And the wrong friends. But that was high-minded heroes for you. Stupid.

    Stupid   Hero   Knives  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Inkdeath”, p.472, Chicken House
  • believe me. Sometimes when life looks to be at its grimmest, there's a light hidden at the heart of things. Clive Barker, Abarat

    Believe   Heart   Light  
    Cornelia Funke (2011). “Tintenblut”, p.309, Dressler Verlag
  • So Mo began filling the silence with words. He lured them out of the pages as if they had only been waiting for his voice, words long and short, words sharp and soft, cooing, purring words. They danced through the room, painting stained glass pictures, tickling the skin. Even when Meggie nodded off she could still hear them, although Mo had closed the book long ago. Words that explained the world to her, its dark side and its light side, words that built a wall to keep out bad dreams. And not a single bad dream came over that wall for the rest of the night.

    Dream   Wall   Book  
  • If you keep pretending you're in that book, it will make you not want to live in the life you're in.

    Book   Want   Pretending  
  • Let's run away to Venice, and hide out in an old movie theater. We can dye our hair blonde, so no one will ever find us!

    Running   Hair   Venice  
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