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Bastian Quotes

Two of the best book quotes from Bastian
  1. #1
    “If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless.
    If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won’t understand what Bastian did next.”
  2. #2
    “Bastian looked at the book.
    ‘I wonder,’ he said to himself, ‘what’s in a book while it’s closed. Oh, I know it’s full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there’s a whole story with people I don’t know yet and all kinds of adventures, deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut in a book. Of course you have to read it to find out. But it’s already there, that’s the funny thing. I just wish I knew how it could be.’
    Suddenly an almost festive mood came over him.
    He settled himself down, picked up the book, opened it to the first page, and began to read...”

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