“Courage, dear heart.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers.
No one is told any story but their own.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”
– C.S. Lewis

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“‘Why was I chosen?’
‘Such questions cannot be answered,’ said Gandalf. ‘You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess: not for power or wisdom, at any rate. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.’” – Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” – Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring

“But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.” – Sam, The Two Towers

“Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” – Aragorn, The Return of the King

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“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.”

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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“For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see;
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson