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Matilda Quotes By Mara Wilson

Before I went to bed that night, Danny and I talked about my mother. Matilda was easily the movie I'd made that she was most excited about, but she had died while we were doing postproduction. I'd always felt sad that she wasn't able to see the completed film.

I was floored when he told me he'd brought my mother the film while she was in the hospital. It hadn't been fully edited, but she had been able to see what we had. I feel such a sense of peace knowing that, and I'll always be grateful to Danny for it. You, and your story, were a part of her life till the very end. — Mara Wilson

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous ... — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

As if your ego needs any more stroking. If it took form right now it'd be a giant hard on. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

Woman is learning for herself that not self-sacrifice, but self development, is her first duty in life; and this, not primarily for the sake of others but that she may become fully herself. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

Women should unite upon a platform of opposition to the teaching and aim of that ever most unscrupulous enemy of freedom
the Church. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

There aren't many funny bits in Mr Tolkien either,' Matilda said.
'Do you think that all children's books ought to have funny bits in them?' Miss Honey asked.
'I do,' Matilda said. 'Children are not so serious as grown-ups and love to laugh. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "I've finished all the children's books. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Tessa Dare

It's a fine, warm day," Henry replied. "I thought a spot of fishing?"
"Just the thing!" said Felix. "Will you join us, Lucy?" Lucy felt Kitty and Sophia staring at her. Well-bred ladies, evidently, did not fish.
"Oh, no! I assure you, Mr. Crowley-Cumberbatch, I have given up those hoyden pursuits of my youth." She turned to Toby. "I haven't been fishing in ages. I can't remember the last time."
"Really, Luce?" Toby sounded incredulous. "Henry - is it true?"
Henry sawed away at a slice of ham. "If you count six days as ages, then I suppose it's true. But if you can't remember six days back, Lucy, and you've forgotten Felix's Christian name, I'm concerned for you. Perhaps you've been spending too much time with Aunt Matilda. — Tessa Dare

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The law known as Marchetta, or Marquette, compelled newly married women to a most dishonorable servitude. They were regarded as the rightful prey of the Feudal Lord from one to three days after their marriage, and from this custom the eldest son of the serf was held as the son of the Lord ... Marquette was claimed by the Lord's Spiritual, as well as by the Lord's Temporal. The Church, indeed, was the bulwark of this base feudal claim. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven. That word is liberty. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

Non-use of rights does not destroy them. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

You chose books, I chose looks . Now see the difference? — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

It's been a long time," he murmured, prowling towards her, drawing to a halt just out of reaching distance.

Not long enough.

Not nearly long enough as the incredible mix of soap, deodorant, and cologne he wore so well had her body responding like he was an original glazed Krispy Kreme.

Still warm from the oven.

Dear God...he did still smell good enough to eat. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Laura Matilda Towne

Skilled labor teaches something not to be found in books or in colleges. — Laura Matilda Towne

Matilda Quotes By Devon Monk

Apparently loved did weird things to a girl's practical decision-making skills - MatildaDevon Monk

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

With frightening suddenness he now began ripping the pages out of the book in handfuls and throwing them in the waste-paper basket.
Matilda froze in horror. The father kept going. There seemed little doubt that the man felt some kind of jealousy. How dare she, he seemed to be saying with each rip of a page, how dare she enjoy reading books when he couldn't? How dare she? — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Eric Bogle

And now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
I see my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving the dreams of past glory

I see the old men all twisted and torn
The forgotten heroes of a forgotten war
And the young people ask me, "What are they marching for?"
And I ask myself the same question

And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men still answer the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all — Eric Bogle

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Matilda had never once stopped to think about where Miss Honey might be living. She had always regarded her purely as a teacher, a person who turned up out of nowhere and taught at school and then went away again. Do any of us children, she wondered, ever stop to ask ourselves where our teachers go when school is over for the day? Do we wonder if they live alone, or if there is a mother at home or a sister or a husband? — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Bertie Carvel

I think musicals can be more than what people imagine. That'll be the case with 'Matilda.' It's such a clever thing to stage. Parents would have read this when they were young and will want to share it with their children because they have such a fondness for the source. — Bertie Carvel

Matilda Quotes By Christianna Brand

Good evening, children,' Said Nurse Matilda, and she gave a loud thump on the floor with her big black stick. 'I am Nurse Matilda. — Christianna Brand

Matilda Quotes By Christianna Brand

And as they spoke - lo and behold! - there was a knock at the door, and there stood a small, stout figure dressed in rusty black; and she said, 'Good evening, Mr and Mrs Brown, I am Nurse Matilda. — Christianna Brand

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

And occasionally a sweet chestnut. Miss Honey, wishing to change the subject for the moment, gave the names of all these to Matilda and taught her how to recognize them by the shape of their leaves and the pattern of the bark on their trunks. Matilda took all this — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

You seemed so far away," Miss Honey whispered, awestruck.
"Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings," Matilda said. "It was wonderful. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Wren

That look he was giving her right now made everything stand still... — Matilda Wren

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Wren

Peeing on a stick is not as easy as it sounds! #WhenRavensFall — Matilda Wren

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

You mean you live down here?' Matilda asked.
'I do', Miss Honey replied, but she said no more.
Matilda had never once stopped to think about where Miss Honey might be living. She had always regarded her purely as a teacher, a person who turned up out of nowhere and taught at school and then went away again. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Bertie Carvel

Working with the children on 'Matilda' has been a joy. They don't do this professionally - their sense of discovery is instinctive, and the challenge for us adults is to keep that going in ourselves when we're doing it for the fiftieth or the hundredth time. To my delight and amazement, it hasn't gone stale - we discover it freshly every time. — Bertie Carvel

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

She shut her eyes to block out the image. This was all kinds of madness. "Tanner."

Matilda opened her eyes at the sound of her voice. It was deep and ragged, almost a growl. Maybe a plea.

"Tanner, what?" he asked, his voice as husky as hers as he flicked his gaze to her face. "Tanner, stop? Tanner, leave?" He slid a hand low on her stomach, the muscles beneath tensing in anticipation. "Tanner touch me?"

A lazy finger stroked the skin just above the waist band of her boxers, the sensation coursing white hot need straight between her legs. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matthew James Thomas

I loved 'Matilda.' The kids are so brilliant and uninhibited. They were inspiring. Seeing them onstage, just going wild, reminded me of when I was that age. I was excited for them and completely taken by their innocence and hard work. — Matthew James Thomas

Matilda Quotes By Xavier Dolan

When I saw Bryan Singer's 'Usual Suspects,' I knew how it was going to end because I'd seen 'Scary Movie.' Which is not the preferred order of things, but that's how it is because my childhood was 'Home Alone,' 'Matilda,' 'Batman Returns,' 'Jumanji,' 'Secret Garden,' 'Jack,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Titanic.' Only family films from the '90s. — Xavier Dolan

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The soul must support its own supremacy or die. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

When any man expresses doubt to me as to the use that I or any other woman might make of the ballot if we had it, my answer is, What is that to you? If you have for years defrauded me of my rightful inheritance, and then, as a stroke of policy, of from late conviction, concluded to restore to me my own domain, must I ask you whether I may make of it a garden of flowers, or a field of wheat, or a pasture for kine? — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Eric Bishop-Potter

This book could corrupt or debauch. It would not make suitable reading for Boy Rangers, Aunt Matilda, or those contemplating a life of celibacy. - Eric Bishop-Potter on "Jimmy, Mrs Fisher and Me. — Eric Bishop-Potter

Matilda Quotes By Neil Gaiman

I shan't be a minute," said Pridmore. Matilda knew better. She settled herself to wait, and swung her legs miserably. She had been to her Great-Aunt Willoughby's before, and she knew exactly what to expect. She would be asked about her lessons, and how many marks she had, and whether she had been a good girl. I can't think why grown-up people don't see how impertinent these questions are. Suppose you were to answer: "I'm the top of my class, auntie, thank you, and I am very good. And now let us have a little talk about you, aunt, dear. How much money have you got, and have you been scolding the servants again, or have you tried to be good and patient, as a properly brought up aunt should be, eh, dear?" Try this method with one of your aunts next time she begins asking you questions, and write and tell me what she says. MatildaNeil Gaiman

Matilda Quotes By Mara Wilson

Danny DeVito later told me that he knew he wanted me for 'Matilda' the second I walked in the door. I'm not sure if this is true, or if he was just being nice, but I was thrilled when I got it. — Mara Wilson

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The careful student of history will discover that Christianity has been of very little value in advancing civilization, but has done a great deal toward retarding it. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

You treated me like a fool and you played with my heart, like it was one of your damn footballs. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

It is sometimes better to be a dead man than a live woman. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Carol Rifka Brunt

Then, who is Matilda?' I asked.
Toby tilted his cup and poked at the slush with his straw. 'I suppose Matilda's the girl who felt like home. — Carol Rifka Brunt

Matilda Quotes By Mario Cuomo

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit. — Mario Cuomo

Matilda Quotes By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Lake breathed out a happy sigh as she approached the row filled with guns. Matilda was my first, but ladies, you know how to make a girl want to stray. — Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

The next day she carried her secret weapon to school in her satchel. She was tingling with excitement. She was longing to tell matilda about her plan of battle. In fact, she wanted to tell the whole class. But she finally decided to tell nobody. It was better that way, because then no one, even when put under the most severe torture, would be able to name her as a culprit. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Matilda longed for her parents to be good and loving and understanding and honourable and intelligent. The fact that they were none of these things was something she had to put up with. It was not easy to do so. But the new game she had invented of punishing one or both of them each time they were beastly to her made her life more or less bearable. Being very small and very young, the only power Matilda had over anyone in her family was brain-power. For sheer cleverness she could run rings around them all. But the fact remained that any five-year-old girl in any family was always obliged to do as she was told, however asinine the orders might be. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda The effort very nearly killed her. — Hilaire Belloc

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Matilda said, Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable ... — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Melissa DeCarlo

I don't know what she thinks a Matilda looks like, but I've always thought that I look a little like Gene Wilder, except with longer hair and a vagina. — Melissa DeCarlo

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Did you know", Matilda said suddenly, "that the heart of a mouse beats at the rate of six hundred and fifty times a second?"
I did not," Miss Honey said smiling. "How absolutely fascinating. Where did you read that?"
In a book from the library," Matilda said. "And that means it goes so fast that you can't even hear the separate beats. It must sound like a buzz."
It must," Miss Honey said. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By L. H. Cosway

Michelle: I read about him in the news last week. So hot. I refuse to believe anyone that good looking could be evil. Matilda: Eh, Justin Bieber? Michelle: Bieber doesn't count. He's more like a semi-pretty lesbian. — L. H. Cosway

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

I tackle guys three times your size for a living. I can handle whatever you throw at me. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By L. H. Cosway

I did, Matilda. I might tell you that you're mine, but you need to understand that it goes both ways. I belong to you, too. — L. H. Cosway

Matilda Quotes By Lizzy Ford

Matilda shook her head. "Damn teens and hormones. At least you own up to it. Amber doesn't believe me when I tell her half the kids here are sexually active.""More than half," Decker said, smiling.
-dark summer — Lizzy Ford

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

This was screwing. One hundred percent pissed-off, nail-raking, neck-biting, wall-fucking screwing. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Devon Monk

Matilda?" he said softly as he lowered his head to mine, his eyes shifting to gaze at my lips, then back to my eyes.
He was going to kiss me.
( ... ) "Y-yes?" I breathed.
His lips were almost on mine. His body bent over me, closer, closer. I thought I'd burst for want.
I held my breath and closed my eyes.
His fingers squeezed the back of my neck, gentle and possessive.
"If you make me late," he murmured, his breath warm across my mouth, "I will throttle you."
Wait. What?
My eyes snapped open.
( ... ) By the time I pulled my thoughts together, he was already out the door. His voice floated back to me. "Move, Matilda. We're late."
That was it? No kiss? What was wrong with that man? He was sending off more mixed signals than a three-armed traffic cop. — Devon Monk

Matilda Quotes By Horace Walpole

Manfred, Prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda. Conrad, the son, was three years younger, a homely youth, sickly, and of no promising disposition; yet he was the darling of his father, who never showed any symptoms of affection to Matilda. Manfred had contracted a marriage for his son with the Marquis of Vicenza's daughter, Isabella; and she had already been delivered by her guardians into the hands of Manfred, that he might celebrate the wedding as soon as Conrad's infirm state of health would permit. — Horace Walpole

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

How dare he look so freaking smug like he'd just ticked an item off a sex list? Going down on Matilda. Check. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The Christian theory of the sacredness of the Bible has been at the cost of the world's civilization. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Mara Wilson

If I ever have children of my own, they will read 'Matilda.' They will watch the movie. And you can bet they will see 'Matilda: The Musical.' — Mara Wilson

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

I like this skirt. Makes a guy wonder just how to get a girl out of it. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Jennifer Howard

How do you know if your inner voice or sense of guidance is your deeper-self speaking its wisdom, your unconscious childhood programming, or the voice of your Aunt Matilda? Discerning the difference between an automatic response stemming from family beliefs, childhood distortions, or culture, and guidance from our connection with our higher/deeper self, makes life, success, and relationships so much easier. — Jennifer Howard

Matilda Quotes By Robert A. Heinlein

If you're not too busy this evening, why don't you bring your soft shoes and your pads over to officers' row and we'll go waltzing Matilda? Say about eight o'clock." "Yes, sir." "That's not an order, that's an invitation. If you really are slowing down, — Robert A. Heinlein

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

Not even an advancing All Blacks haka could have dragged him away from the swing of her ass — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

While so much is said of the inferior intellect of woman, it is by a strange absurdity conceded that very many eminent men owe their station in life to their mothers. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Mara Wilson

'Matilda' was my favorite movie to film and my favorite to watch, as well. — Mara Wilson

Matilda Quotes By Matthew Gregory Lewis

Poor Matilda! She sleeps in the Grave, and her broken heart throbs no more with passion. — Matthew Gregory Lewis

Matilda Quotes By Randa Abdel-Fattah

One of the first serious attempts I made to write a novel was when I was in Grade 6 and I had read 'Matilda.' I wrote my own version and my teacher had it bound and permitted me to read it to the class - cementing my love of reading, writing and Roald Dahl! — Randa Abdel-Fattah

Matilda Quotes By Jennifer Crusie

This is making me crazy. I hate relying on other people to save me, I hate being clingy, I hate it, and every time you show up, I lean on you. - Matilda Scarlet Veronica Betty Vilma Goodnight — Jennifer Crusie

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

When all humanity works for humanity, when the life-business of men and women becomes one united partnership in all matters which concern each, when neither sex, race, color, or previous condition is held as a bar to the exercise of human faculties, the world will hold in its hands the promise of a millennium which will work out its own fulfillment. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

It has not been without bitter resistance by the clergy that woman's property and educational rights have advanced. Woman's anti-slavery work, her temperance work, her demand for personal rights, for political equality, for religious freedom and every step of kindred character has met with opposition from the church as a body and from the clergy as exponents of its views. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

No-one got rich being honest, the customers have to be diddled — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Good strong hair,' he was fond of saying, 'means there's a good strong brain underneath.' 'Like Shakespeare,' Matilda had once said to him. 'Like who?' 'Shakespeare, Daddy.' 'Was he brainy?' 'Very, Daddy.' 'He had masses of hair, did he?' 'He was bald, Daddy. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Christianna Brand

The Agency was doubtful, because they had already sent a lot of nurses and nannies and governesses to Mr. and Mrs. Brown's family. 'The person you want,' they said, 'is Nurse Matilda. — Christianna Brand

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

History is full of wrongs done the wife by legal robbery on the part of the husband. I hesitate not to assert that most of this crime of child murder, abortion, infanticide, lies at the door of the male sex. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

You chose books. I chose looks. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one-thousand generations back of them ... Millions of women dead and gone are speaking through us today — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

This allowed her two glorious hours sitting quietly by herself in a cozy corner, devouring one book after another. When she had read every single children's book in the place, she started wandering round in search of something else. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Mara Wilson

I think if I could do it over again - as much as I loved meeting the people I did on the films after 'Matilda' - I wish that I had stopped after 'Matilda.' I wish that I had just focused on my own life for a while. — Mara Wilson

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

The most stupendous system of organized robbery known has been that of the church towards woman, a robbery that has not only taken her self-respect but all rights of person; the fruits of her own industry; her opportunities of education; the exercise of her judgment, her own conscience, her own will. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Hilaire Belloc

For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned. — Hilaire Belloc

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Matilda said nothing. She simply sat there admiring the wonderful effect of her own handiwork. Mr Wormwood's fine crop of black hair was now a dirty silver, the colour this time of a tightrope-walker's tights that had not been washed for the entire circus season. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

Tanner Stone was way too sure of himself. Too many women had been letting him have it all his own way. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Books by Roald Dahl The BFG Boy: Tales of Childhood Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Danny the Champion of the World Dirty Beasts The Enormous Crocodile Esio Trot Fantastic Mr. Fox George's Marvelous Medicine The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Going Solo James and the Giant Peach The Magic Finger Matilda The Minpins The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Skin and Other Stories The Twits The Umbrella Man and Other Stories The Vicar of Nibbleswicke The Witches The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

And b-t-w, if anyone asks you what's in the box, I'd say 'feminine supplies.'"
The box was large and heavy, and there was a distinct clanging sound as I carried it. "As in tampons?"
"Keely's not going to ask questions. Ali's busy with the twins, and everyone else around here is male. Tampons scare the bejeezus out of them, my dad included, but if the person who asks is a Were, they'd smell a lie. Hence, feminine supplies."
"Because we're females, and they're our supplies?" I guessed.
"No. Because weapons are feminine." Lake gave me an insulted look. "Why do you think I named my gun Matilda? — Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Matilda Quotes By Anne Bronte

The next visit I paid to Nancy Brown was in the second week in March: for, though I had many spare minutes during the day, I seldom could look upon an hour as entirely my own; since, when everything was left to the caprices of Miss Matilda and her sister, there could be no order or regularity. Whatever occupation I chose, when not actually busied about them or their concerns, I had, as it were, to keep my loins girded, my shoes on my feet, and my staff in my hand; for not to be immediately forthcoming when called for, was regarded as a grave and inexcusable offence: not only by my pupils and their mother, but by the very servant, who came in breathless haste to call me, exclaiming 'You're to go to the school-room directly, mum- the young ladies is WAITING!!' Climax of horror! actually waiting for their governess!!! — Anne Bronte

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

You've shaped me into this woman I never wanted to be. There are bits of myself I don't even like. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Sharon Kay Penman

Indeed. But I was not thinking of his immortal soul, Matilda. I was thinking that history is chronicled by monks. — Sharon Kay Penman

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

A saint? Tanner Stone was the anti-Christ. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

Both church and state claiming to be of divine origin have assumed divine right of man over woman; while church and state have thought for man, man has assumed the right to think for woman. — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

What on earth were you trying to do, make yourself look handsome or something? You look like someone's grandmother gone wrong! — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

Both Matilda and Lavender were enthralled. It was quite clear to them that they were at this moment standing in the presence of a master. Here was somebody who had brought the art of skulduggery to the highest point of perfection, somebody, moreover, who was willing to risk life and limb in pursuit of her calling. They gazed in wonder at this goddess, and suddenly even the boil on her nose was no longer a blemish but a badge of courage. — Roald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Laurie Halse Anderson

No. Absolutely not. I forbid it. You'll have nightmares."
"She was my friend! You must allow me. Why are you so horrid?"
As soon as the angry words were out of my mouth, I knew I had gone too far.
"Matilda!" Mother rose from her chair. "You are forbidden to pseak to me in that tone! Apologize at once. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Matilda Quotes By Roald Dahl

The books gave Matilda a comforting message: You are not alone." -MatildaRoald Dahl

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

I'll wash. Looks like brute strength is required."

Matilda wasn't about to argue. Might as well put those ridiculous muscles to good use. "I doubt I could write them into submission somehow."

"No," Tanner agreed, heading to the sink and flicking on the taps, intent on filling the industrial size sink and agitating the water as he squirted in some detergent. "You could, however, write about how I heroically and uncomplainingly scrubbed pots for hours while being witty and charming all at the service of some of the city's less fortunate."

"You want me to add in how woodland animals came in from the alley to befriend you? — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Laurie Halse Anderson

Too much sleep is bad for your health, Matilda." She slipped a freshly made ball of butter into a stone crock. "It must be such a grippe, a sleeping sickness. — Laurie Halse Anderson

Matilda Quotes By Tom Waits

It's a battered old suitcase to a hotel someplace, and a wound that will never heal. No prima donna, the perfume is on an old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey. Goodnight to the street sweepers, the night watchmen flame keepers and goodnight, Matilda, too. — Tom Waits

Matilda Quotes By Amy Andrews

Better than an orgasm? Clearly the woman was having lousy orgasms. — Amy Andrews

Matilda Quotes By Matilda Joslyn Gage

Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment — Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Quotes By Sarah Morgan

technically, her last disaster hadn't been her fault she knew another accident would get her fired. Her brief was to be invisible, and she considered herself perfectly qualified for the job. In a world where extroverts were celebrated, she was an introvert. She'd spent most of her life blending into the background. First in the playground, where she'd hidden away in books written by other people, and then at college, when she'd hidden in the books she'd written herself. Lost in her own fictional world, she became each and every one of her heroines and endowed them with qualities she herself coveted, namely courage, communication skills and coordination. Her current creation was Lara Striker, small-town girl finally returning home and trying to live down her badgirl reputation. Matilda stared through the crowd, her mind — Sarah Morgan