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His Dark Materials Quotes

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

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