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fables Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about fables
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“As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question.”
Jules Verne
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Professor Pierre Aronnax
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“Do you not remember the story of Aesop and his bread-basket, how heavy he found it when he started, and how light at the end of his journey?”
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“The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.”
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“So If the water genie told Haroun about the Ocean of the Stream of Stories, and even though he was full of a sense of hopelessness and failure the magic of the Ocean began to have an effect on Haroun. ”
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“There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name. It stood by a mournful sea full of glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue.”
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“For everyone knows you cannot give your mother a red roof, a yellow taxi-cab, a green caterpillar, or a blue lake for her birthday. ”
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“How he and the little girl come up with the absolutely perfect present makes a story the the youngest reader will love.”
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“In this fable, a cantankerous duck and a grumpy owl square off over the right way to eat, the right time to sleep, and the right place to perch.”
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“I don’t understand what you mean,′ said the owl. – I always sleep during the day. ‘That’s weird,’ said the duck. – At night you sleep. – Sleep at night, you say? No way! The night is too exciting to be spent sleeping. It’s when it’s dark, it’s when your eyes get wide, and you expect something to eat.”

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