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hiding Quotes

42 of the best book quotes about hiding
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“Seth pictured the gaunt man with the lank hair and the unphotogenic smile rocking the cocoon. ‘He can’t get in, he can’t get in, he can’t get in,’ Seth repeated softly to himself.”
Brandon Mull
author
Fablehaven #2: Rise of the Evening Star
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Seth Sorenson
character
fear
hiding
danger
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“I often don’t say this out loud, even when I should. I contain and compartmentalize to a disturbing degree: In my belly-basement are hundreds of bottles of rage, despair, fear, but you’d never guess from looking at me.”
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Where the Sith once wore armor, we now wear cloaks. But the Force works through us all the more powerfully in our invisibility.
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“To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.”
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“I can’t go on living like this, like a mole in a burrow!”
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Please, a definition: A hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
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“Does it make you tired, being so far away from what you know? That’s how I feel sometimes, that I would just like to crawl in a hole somewhere and rest. Go dormant, like those toad frogs Mattie told us about. And for you it’s just that much worse; you’re not even speaking your own language.”
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“Thy soul is by vile fear assail’d, which oft So overcasts a man, that he recoils From noblest resolution, like a beast At some false semblance in the twilight gloom.”
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“I felt myself shrinking to a small black dot [...] I felt like a hole in the ground.”
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“I like it in the down under, got the place all to myself and no fear of Gram sticking her head in the door and saying Maxwell dear, what are you doing?”
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“What else have you been hiding?’’
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“Tyrants can no longer hide. There needs to be, and will be, documentation and accountability, and we need to bear witness. And to this end, I insist that all that happens should be known.”
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“Ani lay down and, putting one arm over her face as though it were a wing, tried to shut out the world where she did not belong.”
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″So who were you? I saw your height and your hair, but I couldn’t see your face clearly enough. Still, you gave yourself up, Tyler. And for some reason, telling me you were nowhere made your eyes twitch and your forehead break into a sweat.”
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“Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”
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“Oft in lies truth is hidden.”
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“Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that’s impossible, but it’s too bad anyway.”
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“Of course I dreamed. The cold let the outside in, that was it. The outside. All the night I built this to hide us from. Just a drop, at first, one grain of night seeping in, drawn by the cold.”
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“Mostly, I was feeling guilty at the thought of it. I’d been hiding in sleazy motels, and she’d had no one to talk to.”
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“Oh, my brother, an insult has been put on me that is deeper than my life. For on the beach my canoe is broken, my house is burned, and in the brush a dead man lies. Every escape is cut off. You must hide us, my brother.”
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“We are not inviting—we are guarded. Most of our energy is spent trying to hide our true selves, and control our worlds to have some sense of security.”
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“Omri sat up sharply in bed and peered into the dark corners. Suddenly he saw him. But he wasn’t on the shelf anymore, he was in the bottom of the cupboard. And he wasn’t standing upright. He was crouching in the darkest corner, half hidden by the front of the cupboard. And he was alive.”
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“We’d better hide our treasure before we reach the abbey. The abbot is sure to be curious about the contents of the bag and ill probably find his way inside it.”
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“Magpie draws her body into the shadow of the rocks, until she feels herself melting into blackness.”
Fox
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Magpie
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“Nothing,” I said, growing red as a beet, “But a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street.”
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“I didn’t ask what kind of things hide behind black trees in the middle of the night. When you go owling you have to be brave.”
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“The tortoise hid inside his shell. Amos hid beneath the covers.”
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“Frog hid behind a rock. He saw the thing coming. It was big and brown. It was covered with sticks and leaves. It had two horns.”
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“She had felt an unexpected spasm of concern for the little creatures in the cage. She took a duster down to the gate and draped it over the cage. It would protect the inmates from the cold. (It would also disguise the cage a little.) ‘You know how to look after these gerbil-things?’ Mrs Sparrow asked. ‘Oh, yes! We had gerbils once. We had a gerbil farm.‘”
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“My cat likes to hide in boxes.”
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“He knew where some Jewish people were hiding. He was fairly certain who had an illegal wireless. He knew Dirk was a member of the secret underground forces. But Michiel kept all this dangerous information to himself.”
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“Everyone had a story about a family member who’d had to go in to hiding, or a friend who’d been dragged off to a concentration camp, or a house that had been destroyed by a bomb. Then they moved on to rumours about the war- about Patton, the American general who was making such good progress on the Western Front...”
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“Meanwhile the mosquito had listened to it all from a nearby bush. She crept under a curly leaf, semm, and was never found and brought before the council.”
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″ ‘But, King,’ he cried, ‘it was the iguana’s fault. He wouldn’t speak to me. And I thought he was plotting some mischief against me. When I crawled into the rabbit’s hole, I was only trying to hide.’ ”
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“Little by little, I think everyone forgets I was That Giraffe Girl, including me. Now Cassie and I still hide, but only when playing hide-and-seek.”
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“For so many years my insignificance and invisibility have been a mask I can hide behind. And in the process I have avoided raking up the past. Raking up the shame.”
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“I’m shy, which I never was before. It turns out when you are my height hiding is not easy. Even my voice tries to hide’ it’s gotten quiet and whispery.”
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“Suddenly the door opened. In rushed a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion. ‘Hide me!’ it said. ‘A dragon is after me!‘”
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“But Borka did not go. She could not fly. Instead she went and hid, and watched them leave.”
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“I won’t eat, I won’t answer anyone. I’ll just stay here.”
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“But Miss Josephine shook her off and held up the umbrella and shot it open, and out upon the floor, in the bright light that came from the hall lamp, fell jam tarts and iced cakes and biscuits and scones.”
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″..and Crystal-Voice and Fleur always hiding, so they won’t be found.”

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