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Markus Zusak - Fighting Ruben Wolfe

“It’s funny, don’t you think, how time seems to do a lot of things? It flies, it tells, and worst of all, it runs out.”
Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe


Who said that? Answers to Friday book quotes quiz

The wait is over! Following on from our quiz on Friday, here are the answers to the bookish quiz we set you.

  1. Who wrote the following words?
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Ali Smith - The Accidental

“There are things that can’t be said, because it’s hard to have to know them.”
Ali Smith, The Accidental


Literary Quote - Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

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Richard Yates - The Collected Stories

“How can you be a father.” he asked, “when you still look like a son?”

Richard Yates, The Collected Stories


Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


M. Proust - Swann's Way

…she concluded with the wisdom invariably shewn by people who, not being in love themselves, feel that a clever man ought to be unhappy only about such persons as are worth his while; which is rather like being astonished that anyone should condescend to die of cholera at the bidding of so insignificant a creature as the common bacillus.