His Dark Materials Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from His Dark Materials
  1. #1
    “Men and women are moved by tides much fiercer than you can imagine.”
  2. #2
    “Was there only one world, after all, that spent its time dreaming of others?”
  3. #3
    “Put your foot through the hole in the seedpod where I was playing, and you will become wise.”
  4. #4
    “To rebel was right and just, when you considered what the agents of the Authority did in His name.”
  5. #5
    “Good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.”
  6. #6
    “All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity.”
  1. #7
    “Dust is something bad, something wrong, something evil and wicked.”
  2. #8
    “It’s impossible, and if it isn’t impossible, it’s irrelevant, and if it isn’t either of those things, it’s embarrassing.”
  3. #9
    “All of us . . . are engaged in a war already, although not all of us know it.”
  4. #10
    “The universe is full of intentions, you know. Everything happens for a purpose.”
  5. #11
    “I’d rather not know what’s in the future. I’ll stick to the present.”
  6. #12
    “Dust is only a name for what happens when matter begins to understand itself.”
  1. #13
    “Human beings can’t see anything without wanting to destroy it, Lyra. That’s original sin.”
  2. #14
    “The place you fight cruelty is where you find it, and the place you give help is where you see it needed.”
  3. #15
    “That’s the duty of the old . . . to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.”
  4. #16
    “The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that’s all.”
  5. #17
    “So she had passed her childhood, like a half-wild cat.”
  6. #18
    “We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are.”
  7. #19
    “Being a practiced liar doesn’t mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all.”
  8. #20
    “We are all subject to the fates. But we must all act as if we are not.”
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