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What Great Beast will have their solitude pierced by your grasping little voices? — Garth Nix

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And I've never been wicked,' said the Witch firmly. 'Least, not by my measure. Just independant-minded.'

'Wickedness depends on where you're standing, doesn't it?' said Jenny. — Garth Nix

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Nick shook his head and found to his surprise that he did have tears left after all. He wasn't surprised by a talking cat. The world was crumbling around him and anything could happen. — Garth Nix

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For everyone and everything, there is a time to die. Some do not know it, or would delay it, but its truth cannot be denied. Not when you look into the stars of the ninth gate. — Garth Nix

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I'm not going," he said. He held up the Third key like a weapon. Sensing his mood, it grew longer and sharper, till he was holding a trident as long as he was tall ... "And anyone who tries to make me is going to suffer."
"Twice," added the voice under the table. — Garth Nix

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I think I would like to work in the Library."
"The Library," repeated Sanar, looking troubled. "That can be dangerous to a girl of fourteen. Or a woman of forty, for that matter."
"Only in parts," said Ryelle. "The Old Levels."
"You can't work in the Library without going into the Old Levels," said Mirelle somberly. "At least some of the time. I wouldn't be keen on going to some parts of the Library, myself. — Garth Nix

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The hour we spent sneaking through the temple, with Haddad circumventing various monitors, dodging guards, and then boarding the ship through a supposedly one-way waste umbilical, was very educational. At least after I got cleaned up I appreciated the educational aspects. — Garth Nix

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Sixth comes Saraneth, also known as the Binder. Saraneth speaks with the deep voice of power, shackling the Dead to the wielder's will. — Garth Nix

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she still felt she was a librarian and always would be, no matter what else she had become as well. "We — Garth Nix

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Everything is always better for a walk. — Garth Nix

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If she had been in a pointing competition, she would have lost points. — Garth Nix

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They might refuse the evidence of their own eyes and continue blindly on over the ridge, driven by optimism and hope that finally they would find somewhere to call home. — Garth Nix

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What do you mean? I am Mogget, of course. The one and only Mogget. Though I have had other names. — Garth Nix

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As it 'appens, I am Arthur's right-hand man," said Suzy. "Or left-hand girl, I can't remember where I stood last time. Anyhow, me and Arthur is like two fingers of a gauntlet. Or at least the thumb and the little finger. I mean, I'm his top General, and all. So if I say you're in, you're in. — Garth Nix

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Stop! By the Keys I hold, I order the Nothing to stop! House, you must hold against the Void! — Garth Nix

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Even now, she wished she could write a note, push it across the table, and go away to her room. But she was no longer a Second Assistant Librarian of the Great Library of the Clayr. Those days were gone, vanished with everything else that had defined her previous existence and identity. — Garth Nix

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Maybe if I act well enough, I'll come to believe it myself. — Garth Nix

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I certainly have had experiences of a sense of wonder at the world and a feeling that even though it could all be explained rationally, it still feels that there is more to it. — Garth Nix

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But we survived, didn't we? That makes it an adventure. If you get killed it's a tragedy. — Garth Nix

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It always seemed somehow less real here ... a really detailed dream, but sort of washed out, like a thin watercolor. Softer, somehow, even with their electric light and engines and everything. I guess it was because there was hardly any magic. — Garth Nix

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If an action must be taken that will benefit the majority at the cost of the minority, is it morally indefensible?
If an action taken for the benefit of a majority occurs at the expense of a minority, is it moral action? — Garth Nix

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It was like someone far away calling someone else's name. — Garth Nix

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As for you, Private, if you mention a word of this to anyone, I'll feed you to the cat thing here. Understand?"
"Yum," said Mogget.
"Yes, sir!" mumbled the telephone operator, his hands shaking as he tried to smother the burning wreckage of his switchboard with a fire blanket. — Garth Nix

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A passion thwarted will often go astray. — Garth Nix

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Oh, fierce librarians, then? Tell you to shush and that sort of thing? — Garth Nix

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Charity is a very labour-intensive virtue. — Garth Nix

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Unlike the stereotypical author, I've never had a job as a short-order cook, but I love cooking hot breakfasts for lots of people, juggling the eggs and the bacon and the tomatoes and the fried potatoes and so on. — Garth Nix

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I like to write books that I would have liked as a child, that would have got me thinking and imagining beyond the words on the page. In a way, my audience is always how I remember myself as a child. — Garth Nix

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Alternatives! Probabilities! — Garth Nix

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Hear, hear," said the Dog, raising her head. "It's always better to be doing, Prince. Besides, you don't smell like a coward, so you can't be one. — Garth Nix

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Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was. — Garth Nix

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VIDEO ARCHIVE- INTERVIEW 24768 . GOLD-EYE I like trees ... grass ... only birds in sky. People walking safe. Family No Creatures. Sleep all night safe. Walk under sun in own place. Grow plants. Build. Be father with mother. Have Children. A place like Petar told me. Home. After Change goes back ... I want home. — Garth Nix

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In the expectant quiet, there were only the usual sounds of the night. Wind in the big trees out past the school wall, starting to rise as the sky darkened, Crickets beginning to chirp. Then Sabriel heard it
the massed grinding of Dead joints, no longer joined by gristle; the padding of Dead feet, bones like hobnails clicking through necrotic flesh. — Garth Nix

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Are you . . . are you the athask? The great one?" "Maybe," said Mogget. "I can't remember." "Mogget, — Garth Nix

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Bee stings are very educational — Garth Nix

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*So, you're the small troublemaker who foiled Saturday's Cocigrue," said Lady Friday. Leaf, a friend of the so-called Rightful Heir , this Arthur Penhaligon. How kind of you to visit. — Garth Nix

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I am not going to change who I am. I am human and I know how to love, and be kind, and be compassionate to those who are weaker than me. Just because I have power doesn't mean I have to use it! — Garth Nix

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Five Great Charters knit the land
Together linked, hand in hand
One in the people who wear the crown
Two in the folk who keep the Dead down
Three and Five became stone and mortar
Four sees all in frozen water. — Garth Nix

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He growled and grimaced as they came to him, and clenched his fists in pain and anger.
"Unusual name," commented Mogget. "More of a bear's name, that growl. — Garth Nix

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I studied writing at university, and I actually majored in screenwriting. Then I went to work as a bookseller and then as a sales rep and publicist and then various editorial jobs until I ended up with HarperCollins in Australia. — Garth Nix

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There is a very big difference between writing for children and writing for young adults. The first thing I would say is that 'Young Adult' does not mean 'Older Children', it really does mean young but adult, and the category should be seen as a subset of adult literature, not of children's books. — Garth Nix

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I loved publishing; I loved working in the book industry, but I've been writing pretty much nonstop since I was 19. I realized very early on that I would need a day job, and I wanted one that was in books. — Garth Nix

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I can see time, whispered Mogget, so softly that his words were lost. — Garth Nix

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The Dog was a different matter. She was new, or so old that any book that told of her was long since dust. The creature in the fog thought the latter. — Garth Nix

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What's too late?" asked Mogget. "Hold — Garth Nix

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Don't look, part of his mind said. If you don't see trouble, it doesn't exist.
But it does, thought Arthur, fighting down the fear. Keep breathing slowly. You have to confront your fears. Deal with them. — Garth Nix

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But think of how much worse it would be to sit here, not knowing. Until the Dead choke the Ratterlin and Hedge walks across the dry bed of the river to batter down the door. — Garth Nix

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I hope you find some stories here that you will enjoy, or wonder about, or that linger uncomfortably in the mind when you wish they didn't. — Garth Nix

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Sam picked up his pack, but before he could put it on, Mogget leaped onto it and slid under the top flap. All that could be seen of him were his green eyes and one white-furred ear.
"Remember I advised against this way," he instructed. "Wake me when whatever terrible thing is a about to happen happens, or if it appears I might get wet. — Garth Nix

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Yep, said Arthur. Somehow yep seemed the most positive thing he could say. Stronger than yeah and more heroic than yes. He hoped he could live up to it. — Garth Nix

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your librarians go into battle?" "When they must," said Lirael. "The Library is very old, and deep, and contains many things that have been put away for good reason. Creatures, dangerous knowledge, artifacts made not wisely, but too well . . . books that should not be opened without proper preparation, some books that should never be opened at all." "Creatures? — Garth Nix

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I can understand the natural anxiety of readers when waiting for another installment of a favourite series, but I think it is much more important to get a book right than it is to have it appear on time. — Garth Nix

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As per usual, trouble comes in several directions at once. — Garth Nix

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Keys to the Kingdom Mister Monday Garth Nix BOOK ONE — Garth Nix

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Unhand my tail!" squealed the Will. — Garth Nix

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Might have been and could have done, neither worth thinking on. — Garth Nix

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If only Sam could have stayed just like the Dog, she thought. A comforting friend without the complication of romantic interest.There had to be something she could do to completely discourage him, short of throwing up, or making herself totally unattractive.
"I'm thirty-five," she said at last. — Garth Nix

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I am not afraid," he said to himself. — Garth Nix

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More advice. Don't go near the Old One. Do go near the Old One. Don't stay past twelve. Trust the Will. Don't trust the Will. I wish someone would tell me something straightforward for once. — Garth Nix

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Be careful..you're all I've got left, to remind me who I really am. — Garth Nix

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There were also very special or dangerous items that had to be fetched in person, or even by large parties of armed librarians. — Garth Nix

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It is always important to look beyond a pleasant visage. — Garth Nix

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Knowledge, like all things, is best in moderation," intoned the Will. "Knowing everything means you don't need to think, and that is very dangerous. — Garth Nix

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I am a great believer that anything not expressly forbidden is explicitly allowed. — Garth Nix

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Writing for children, you do bear a responsibility to not include overt or graphic adult content that they are not ready for and don't need, or to address adult concepts or themes from an oblique angle or a child's limited viewpoint, with appropriate context, without being graphic or distressing. — Garth Nix

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It's you I'm concerned about. You are letting your fear come between you and getting better. — Garth Nix

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It's always better to be doing. — Garth Nix

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Mogget's voice. Sam whirled around. "Mogget? Is that you? Where are you?" "Here, and regretting it as per usual," replied Mogget, and a small white cat sauntered out from behind a fern tree. — Garth Nix

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The most important questions - "What are you? Where did you come from?" - had a whole range of answers, starting with "I'm the Disreputable Dog" and "from elsewhere" and occasionally becoming as eloquent as "I'm your Dog" and "You tell me - it was your spell. — Garth Nix

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We're really going to ride rhinos?" asked Conor excitedly. — Garth Nix

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You'd better take over here as temporary Mistress, Joan, he said to Professor Aiken. — Garth Nix

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It is taken care of. Nothing will not break into my Pit or the Far Reaches! I cannot speak for the other parts of the House, but we have Nothing well in hand here. I understand Nothing as no one else does!
- Grim Tuesday — Garth Nix

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Just like the Perimeter! It never rains but it pours, declared the Major. — Garth Nix

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I 'ad a toy when I was little,' said Suzy. She frowned for a moment, then added, 'Can't remember what it was. It moved and made me laugh ... — Garth Nix

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In any genre you're working in, you can always find a way to tell a particular kind of story. I love fantasy; I love science fiction. I love all kinds of fiction, in fact. — Garth Nix

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Often, I get the feeling that the story is really happening somewhere and all I'm doing is trying to work out the best way to tell it. — Garth Nix

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The most important thing is to be true to yourself, however you feel, and not try to feel or behave differently because you think you should, or someone has told you how you must feel. But do think about it. Unexamined feelings lead to all kinds of trouble. — Garth Nix

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[Lunch] was composed of one of the fish she had caught, evidently rescued from Mogget. This had been grilled with ginger, pepper, and some spice she didn't know, set atop a salad of grains and greenleaf, accompanied by a lightly sparkling clear wine she had to admit was delicious and refreshing. — Garth Nix

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Lirael didn't answer either question. She just looked at him, waiting for him to talk. He met her gaze at first, then faltered and looked away. There was something unnerving about her eyes. A toughness he had never seen in the young women he knew from the debutante parties in Corvere. It was partly this that made him talk, and partly a desire to impress her with his knowledge and intelligence. — Garth Nix

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Your father is angry with me because he thinks I almost got myself killed,' said Sabriel, with a slight grin. 'I don't understand it myself, since I think he should be glad that I didn't. — Garth Nix

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I find the presence of the sea quite inspiring, and sometimes I do just get out and walk around and take in the sea breeze to try and clear my mind. — Garth Nix

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A year ago, I turned the final page of The Book of the Dead. I don't feel young any more. — Garth Nix

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Continue to love each other, something I discover is not an automatic state but must be worked at, like an ever-changing tactical problem, though I would never describe it that way to my beloved — Garth Nix

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Time and death sleep side by side. — Garth Nix

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They had an instictive ability to love, so that when they encountered each other, they fitted together in a way that made the two of them more than each could ever be on their own — Garth Nix

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This? It's a feather-coin. I made it.'
'What is it for?'
'It isn't for anything. It's a toy.'
'It's for annoying people,' said Mogget from Sam's pack. 'If you don't put it away, I shall eat it. — Garth Nix

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How come it's all right for the bad guys to do whatever they want, and whenever I want to do something it's 'forget about it'? What's the good of being the Rightful Heir anyway? All I get is trouble! — Garth Nix

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I tend to think of stories and books as being for everyone, just with an 'entry reading age' rather than an age range. — Garth Nix

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Fine!" muttered Mogget. "Wet, cold, and full of holes. Another fun day on the river. — Garth Nix

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Interestingly, it is often the younger members of the audience who ask the most sophisticated questions. — Garth Nix

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Authors are influenced by everything they've ever read. If you've read widely enough, it helps you create your own mix. — Garth Nix

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So I'll do that, and I'll do my best and if my best isn't good enough, at least I will have done everything I could, everything that is in me. I don't have to try to be someone else, someone I could never be. — Garth Nix

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The Clayr saw me, the Wallmaker made me, the King quenched me, the Abhorsen wields me so that no Dead shall walk in Life. For this is not their path. — Garth Nix

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For all my longer works (i.e. the novels) I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on. — Garth Nix

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Sometimes it is easier to see the light when you stand partly in the darkness. — Garth Nix

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Since being a prisoner was a definite improvement over being dead, which was what she thought was going to happen when the Loundergs had attacked, Suzy was quite cheerful. — Garth Nix

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Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride. — Garth Nix

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You mortals arose from the possibility she made and, though she always liked to think so, are consequently not of her direct design. — Garth Nix

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Please, Mogget," whispered Lirael, too soft to be heard by anyone at all. But the white shape did hear. It stopped and turned inwards, to face Orannis, changing from a pillar of fire to a more human shape, but one with skin as bright as a burning star. "I am Yrael," it said, casting a hand out to throw a line of silver fire into the breaking spell-ring, its voice crackling with force. "I also stand against you. — Garth Nix

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Being published is not a necessary validation or a path everyone wants to take with their work. Writing - and finishing - a novel is a great thing in itself, whether or not the book is published, or becomes widely-read or not. — Garth Nix