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Karen Cushman Quotes & Sayings

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More lady-lessons. It is impossible to do all and be all a lady must be and not tie oneself in a knot. A lady must walk erect with dignity, looking straight before her with eyelids low, gazing at the ground ahead, neither trotting nor running nor looking about nor laughing nor stopping to chatter. Her hands must be folded below her cloak while at the same time lifting her dress from the floor while at the same time hiding her mouth if her smile is unattractive or her teeth yellow. A lady must have six hands! — Karen Cushman

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I want to remake the whole world; anything less is not worth the trouble. — Karen Cushman

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Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go. — Karen Cushman

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Corpus bones, I thought. To be wedded to this perfumed prig with his mouth in a knot and a frown always on his face! — Karen Cushman

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She was not as stupid as some I have had, and better company, but still perhaps her going was for the best. She was not what I needed."
"Because I failed," whispered Alyce in the shadows.
"Because she gave up," continued the midwife. "I need an apprentice who can do what I tell her, take what I give her, who can try and risk and fail and try again and not give up ... — Karen Cushman

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My mother makes the best cider in Lincolnshire. She swears it is because she always includes a number of rotten apples in the mix. I was wondering if this could be true of people - if the world needs a few rotten people to make the sweetest mix. This would explain the problem of God allowing evil in the world. — Karen Cushman

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Seems to me home is where I am loved and safe and needed. — Karen Cushman

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She must not look too proud nor yet too humble, lest people say she is proud of her humility."

Excerpt From: "Catherine, Called Birdy. — Karen Cushman

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Seems to me God made a big mistake when He failed to put handles on watermelons. — Karen Cushman

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I cannot be a monk, nor a crusader, nor a tumbler. I must stay here and hem sheets until I die. My humors are greatly out of balance. I prescribe for myself wormwood and spiced wine and some of the custard left from supper, and I will let all of the dogs sleep in my bed. — Karen Cushman

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[in the context of 1881] "Don't you want to get married and have babies? Mrs. Bergman used to say that women need-" "What women need is more exercise, shorter skirts, and their own way once in a while. — Karen Cushman

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Just because you don't know everything don't mean you know nothing. — Karen Cushman

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I think sometimes that people are like onions. On the outside smooth and whole and simple but inside ring upon ring, complex and deep. — Karen Cushman

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She dreamed of nothing, for she hoped for nothing and expected nothing. It was as cold and dark inside her as out in the frosty night. — Karen Cushman

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Alyce," she breathed. Alyce sounded clean and smart. You could love someone maned Alyce. She looked back at the face in the water. "This is me, Alyce." It was right. So the newly called Alyce shifted the pack on her shoulders, and with her head back and bare feet solid on the ground, she headed back to the midwife's cottage and never noticed when it grew dark, for heat and light were within her. — Karen Cushman

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Fathers should make you feel safe. — Karen Cushman

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I feel safer when you're here. You're so big and sturdy, like a beautiful tree I can lean on and not knock over. — Karen Cushman

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I have developed a rash on my body where the rough cloth rubs on my skin. I wanted to take a bath, thinking that the dirt on my skin made the rash worse, but the bathing tub has been turned upside down and is being used as an extra table in the kitchen and i cannot have it until spring, so I just spread goose grease on my rash. The dogs are following me everywhere. — Karen Cushman

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Corpus Bones! I utterly loathe my life. — Karen Cushman

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It's important to know what you think, my dear, or else you will be so hemmed in by other people's ideas and opinions, you won't have room for your own. — Karen Cushman

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I am near fourteen and have never yet seen a hanging. My life is barren. — Karen Cushman

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I cannot escape my life but can only use my determination and courage to make it the best I can. — Karen Cushman

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I know what I want. A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. — Karen Cushman

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My pains are but trifling things compared to my joy. — Karen Cushman

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I watched the early morning light pass over and through the windows of colored glass, leaving streaks of red and green and yellow on the stone floor. When I was little, I used to try and capture the colored light. I thought I could hold it in my hand and carry it home. Now I know it is like happiness
it is there or it is not, you cannot hold it or keep it. — Karen Cushman

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Love brightens and purifies the heart. — Karen Cushman

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Minds, like diapers, need occasional changing. — Karen Cushman