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Garth Nix Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from Garth Nix
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“Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.”
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Sabriel
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Sabriel
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death
mystery
wishful thinking
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“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?
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Sabriel
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life path
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“You may call me Mogget. As to what I am, I was once many things, but now I am only several.”
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Mogget
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“Let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”
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He growled and grimaced as they came to him, and clenched his fists in pain and anger. “Unusual name,” commented Mogget. “More of a bear’s name, that growl.
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Mogget
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growl
pain
anger
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“A Kiss,” said Mogget sleepily. “Actually, just a breath would do. But you have to start kissing someone sometime, I suppose.”
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Mogget
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I am Abhorsen...” He looked at the baby again and added, almost with a note of surprise, “Father of Sabriel
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“Touchstone watched, suddenly conscious that he probably only had five seconds left to be alone with Sabriel, to say something, to say anything. Perhaps the last five seconds they ever would have alone together. I am not afraid, he said to himself. “I love you,” he whispered. “I hope you don’t mind.”
Garth Nix
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Touchstone
Sabriel
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love
facing fear
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“Prepare a crossing party,” snapped Horyse. “A single person to cross. Miss Abhorsen, here. And Sergeant, if you or Private Rahise so much as talk in your sleep about what you may have heard here, then you’ll be on gravedigging fatigues for the rest of your lives!”
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“Astarael, the Sorrowful,” whispered Sabriel. Astarael was the banisher, the final bell. Properly rung, it cast everyone who heard it far into Death. Everyone, including the ringer.”
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Sabriel
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sorrow
death
bells
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“Our parts now -- which perforce we must play -- are not father and daughter, but one old Abhorsen, making way for the new. But behind this, there is always my love.”
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“The Clayr saw me, the Wallmaker made me, the King quenched me, the Abhorsen wields me so that no Dead shall walk in Life. For this is not their path.”
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“Your spirit was somehow preserved just beyond the border of Death, and your body preserved as the wooden figurehead. Both necromantic and Free Magic would have been involved. Very powerful magic, on both counts. I am curious as to why it was used on you.”
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Sabriel
Touchstone
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death
magic
spirits
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“I had hoped there was another reason for you to carry his sword.”
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reason
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“Instantly, she turned on her left heel and began racing back to the border with Life, drawing her sword. [...] Sabriel reached the border and, with a furious thrust of will, her spirit emerged back into Life.”
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“Do not tarry, do not stop, no matter what happens.”
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Sabriel
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“And though my powers wane with the ebb of time, I always know when one Abhorsen falls and another takes their place. [...] Even if he has not passed the Final Gate, he will walk in life not more.”
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death
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walking
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“Not really. I remember what I would not, and forget what I should not. Forgive me.”
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“Five Great Charters knit the land together linked, hand in hand One in the people who wear the crown Two in the folk who keep the Dead down Three and Five became stone and mortar Four sees all in frozen water.”
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“Be inside by nightfall. Lock all doors and windows. Deny entry to strangers. Shed light inside and out. Prepare candles and lanterns fro when the electricity fails. Wear silver. If caught outdoors, find running water.
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“Abhorsen is mine. You will leave her to me.”
Garth Nix
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Kerrigor
Sabriel
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death
claiming
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