Citati iz knjige „Coraline“ autora Neil Gaiman

being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.
Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.
Her mother made her come back inside for dinner, and for lunch; and Coraline had to make sure she dressed up warm before she went out, for it was a very cold summer that year; but go out she did, exploring, every day until the day it rained, when Coraline had to stay inside.
“You really don’t understand, do you?” she said. “I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted? Just like that, and it didn’t mean anything. What then?”
It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
The sky had never seemed so sky, the world had never seemed so world.
It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.
She walked into the drawing room and looked at the door. She had the feeling that the door was looking at her, which she knew was silly, and knew on a deeper level was somehow true.
“Calling cats,” it confided, “tends to be a rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.”
“Cats don’t have names,” it said.
“No?” said Coraline.
“No,” said the cat. “Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
CORALINE DISCOVERED THE DOOR a little while after they moved into the house.

It was a very old house—it had an attic under the roof and a cellar under the ground and an overgrown garden with huge old trees in it.

Coraline’s family didn’t own all of the house—it was too big for that. Instead they owned part of it.

There were other people who lived in the old house.

Miss Spink and Miss Forcible lived in the flat below Coraline’s, on the ground floor. They were both old and round, and they lived in their flat with a number of ageing Highland terriers who had names like Hamish and Andrew and Jock. Once upon a time Miss Spink and Miss Forcible had been actresses, as Miss Spink told Coraline the first time she met her

CORALINE a descoperit ușa puțin după ce s-au mutat în casă.

Era o casă foarte veche - avea un pod sub acoperiș și o pivniță sub pământ și o grădină prea mare cu copaci uriași și bătrâni în ea.

Familia lui Coraline nu deținea toată casa, era prea mare pentru asta. În schimb, au deținut o parte din ea.

Mai erau și alți oameni care locuiau în vechea casă.

Dra Spink și Dra Forcible locuiau în apartamentul de sub Coraline, la parter. Erau amândoi bătrâni și rotunzi, și locuiau în apartamentul lor cu un număr de Terrieri Din Highland îmbătrâniți care aveau nume ca Hamish, Andrew și Jock. A fost odată ca niciodată, Dra Spink și Dra Forcible au fost actrițe, așa cum i-a spus Dra Spink lui Coraline prima dată când a întâlnit-o.

Tain’t something we give a mind to
“I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted? Just like that, and it didn’t mean anything. What then?”
But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon loves its gold
“Spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies.”
“Calling cats,” it confided, “tends to be a rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.”
It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.
“Cats don’t have names,” it said.
“No?” said Coraline.
“No,” said the cat. “Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
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