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make-believe Quotes

39 of the best book quotes about make-believe
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“We even make ourselves up, fusing what we are with what we wish into what we must become. I’m not sure why it must be so, but it is. It helps to know this. Thinking about the grandfather I wish I had prepares me for the grandfather I wish to be, a way of using what I am to shape the best that is to come. It is a preparation.”
Robert Fulghum
author
All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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“The problem is, I can’t tell what real anymore, and what’s made up.”
Katniss Everdeen
Peeta Mellark
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“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.‘”
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“I don’t think it was a lie, Maxwell, do you? I think he needed something to hope for and so he invented this rather remarkable fantasy you describe. Everybody needs something to hope for. Don’t call it a lie. Kevin wasn’t a liar.”
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“There’s no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course.”
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“Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.”
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“Even in the world of make-believe there have to be rules. The parts have to be consistent and belong together.”
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“It’s really splendid to imagine you are a queen. You have all the fun of it without any of the inconveniences and you can stop being queen whenever you want to, which you couldn’t in real life.”
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“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”
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“She was everything real in a world of make-believe. ”
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“For Meggie had a plan: She wanted to learn to make up stories like Fenoglio. She wanted to learn to fish for words so that she could read aloud to her mother without worrying about who might come out of the stories and look at her with homesick eyes.”
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“UP PUP Pup is up. CUP PUP Pup in cup. PUP CUP Cup on pup.”
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“Doesn’t he know? There’s no such thing as a gruffalo!”
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“His eyes are orange. His tongue is black. He has prickles all over his back.”
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“The attic was a lovely place to play. The large, round, colored pumpkins made beautiful chairs and tables.”
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“I don’t care if you believe it. Thats the kind of house I live in. And I hope we never leave it.”
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“But the YEPS on the STEPS -- They’re great fun to have around. And so are many, many other friends that I have found...”
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″ And a FINDOW in my WINDOW. And a NOOK GASE in my BOOK CASE.”
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“And that ZELF up on that SHELF! I have talked to him myself.”
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“All those NUPBOARDS in the CUPBOARDS they’re good fun to have about. But that NOOTH GUSH on my TOOTH BRUSH...Him I could do without.”
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″ Like the TELLER, NELLER, GELLER, DELLER, BELLER, WELLER, ZELLER, CELLER. ”
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“I could eat a goose-moose burger, fifteen pickles and a purple plum!”
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“Some of them are very friendly. Like the YOT in the POT.
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“The only one I’m really scared of is that VUG under the RUG.”
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“There seems to be no game more beloved of children in all lands and all times than the one called Pretend”
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“And now here is a Hoodwink Who winks in his wink-hood. Without a good wink-hood A Hoodwink can’t wink good. And, folks, let me tell you There’s only one circus with wink-hood Hoodwinks! The Circus McGurkus!”
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“Nick and Penny did come by, and they all played Store, Pirates, Castle, and, of course, their favorite... Space Base.”
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“Mop was in a boat sailing in a sparkly blue sea... but it was a bit dark and quiet. It wasn’t quite right.”
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“Again Sneelock! Brave Sneelock is back risking life on the patented Life-Risking-Track while the speedsters I call my Colliding-Collusions race round in swift cars called Abrasion-Contusions and Sneelock just lies there. Not one bit excited I know he won’t mind. He’ll be simply delighted.”
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“It was Humphrey and Mop’s secret castle. Mop was a king on his throne, with jewels and treasure. It was very cozy...and near Mommy.”
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“And so they all played Space Base until sunset.”
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“With his hair still combed neat four thousand, six hundred and ninety-two feet! Then he’ll land in a fish bowl. He’ll manage just fine. Don’t ask how he’ll manage. That’s his job. Not mine.”
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“And I captured the egg of a Grickily Gractus who lays’em high in a prickily cactus.”
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He looks at me and sternly says, “Your eyesight’s much too keen.”
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“That can’t be my story. That’s only a start. ”
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“A reindeer is better; he’s fast and he’s fleet, and he’d look mighty smart on old Mulberry Street. ”
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“An elephant pulling a thing so light would whip it around in the air like a kite. But he’d look simply grand with a great big brass band!”
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“Grace was a girl who loved stories. She didn’t mind if they were read to her or told to her or made up from her own head. She didn’t care if they were from books or movies or out of Nana’s long memory. Grace just loved stories.”
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“She set out to seek her fortune, with no companion but her trusty cat- and found a city with streets paved in gold.”

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