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running away Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about running away
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“He could have ended the beatings by running away or succumbing to tears, but he refused to do either. ‘You could beat him to death . . . and he wouldn’t say ‘ouch’ or cry.’ He just put his hands in front of his face and took it.”
Laura Hillenbrand
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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“The car trembled and skidded, and for a terrible moment Kendra thought they were going to sail off the road, but Vanessa regained control and they raced away.”
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“He could imagine some people thinking that he was walking to outpace the memories of the world he’d left behind...”
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“She didn’t know whether she was running away from something or running to something, but she admitted that deep in her heart she wanted to go home.”
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“Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.”
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“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
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“You can imagine the sensation there was the next morning when the missing Princess Amy calmly walked down to breakfast as though she had never been away.”
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“Dear Everyone, I think this dragon idea is simply silly and I won’t be shut up in a tower, and what’s more I won’t marry any stupid dragon-slaying prince. In fact I’ve decided that I don’t think I’ll marry anyone ever, so I’ve run away and it’s no use trying to find me, and please don’t worry because I shall be quite all right. Love and kisses Amy”
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“The snow drifted deep in the crooked gulch, and it was one long grave of butchered women and children and babies, who had never done any harm and were only trying to run away.”
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“It was a dream. Reality got in the way, that’s all. And running away doesn’t solve anything.”
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“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
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“Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright.”
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“He lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes.”
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″‘Where is Pee-tah going?’ Fudge asked. ‘I’m running away,’ I told him. ‘But I’ll come back to visit. Someday.‘”
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“If anybody could survive on the loose, it would be this kid who showed up from Hollidaysburg. Who slept on floors. Who outran dogs.”
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″‘If you try to make me,’ he said, ‘I’ll just start running.‘”
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“Back through the forest! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble trip!”
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“Get to our front door. Open the door. Up the stairs. Oh, no! We forgot to shut the door.”
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“Shut the door. Back upstairs. Into the bedroom. Into bed. Under the covers.”
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“Back through the snowstorm! Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo!”
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“Back through the river! Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!”
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“I should flee, get away. They will turn on me next unless I go. But where to? What am I to do? Lose myself. Die in the forest. I look around. Eyes, hard with hatred, slide from mine. Mouths twitch between leering and sneering. I will not run away into the forest, because that is what they want me to do.”
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″‘Why should I make you new feet? To enable you to escape again from home?’ ‘I promise you,’ said the puppet, sobbing, ‘that for the future I will be good.’ ‘All boys,’ replied Geppetto, ‘when they are bent upon obtaining something, say the same thing.’ ‘I promise you that I will go to school, and that I will study and earn a good character.‘”
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“So the Elephant stretched out his trunk and took an ice cream cone for himself and an ice cream cone for the Bad Baby, and they went rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta, all down the road, with the ice-cream man running after.
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“So the Elephant stretched out his trunk and took an pie for himself and an pie for the Bad Baby, and they went rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta, all down the road, with the ice-cream man and the pork butcher both running after.
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“So the Elephant stretched out his trunk, and picked up the Bad Baby and put him on his back, and they went rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta, all down the road, with the ice-cream man, and the pork butcher, and the baker, and the snack-bar man, and the grocer, and the lady from the sweet shop, and the barrow boy, all running after.”
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“So the Elephant stretched out his trunk and took some crisps for himself and some crisps for the Bad Baby, and they went rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta, all down the road, with the ice-cream man, and the pork butcher, and the baker, and the snack-bar man, all running after.”
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“It was raining in the garden. Mog thought, ‘Perhaps the sun is shining in the street’. When the milkman came she ran out. The milkman shut the door. The sun was not shining in the street after all. It was raining. “
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“A last the storm disappeared over the horizon. The tired horses slowed and then stopped and rested. Stars came out and the moon shone over hills the girl had never seen before. She knew they were lost.”
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“And in the course of those miles Claudia stopped regretting bringing Jamie along. In fact when they emerged from the train at Grand Central into the underworld of cement and steel that leads to the terminal, Claudia felt that having Jamie there was important. ”
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“What happened was: they became a team, a family of two. There had been times before they ran away when they had acted like a team, but those were very different from feeling like a team. […] You might call it caring. You could even call it love. And it is very rarely, indeed, that it happens to two people at the same time—especially a brother and a sister who had always spent more time with activities than they had with each other. ”
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″‘I...I... my horse ran away,’ he stammered. The old man looked him over. ‘A bit young to be ownin’ a horse, ain’t ya?‘”
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″...she knew now that she was afraid of what she had done, not afraid of loving Will, but of having turned herself out of Flambards, which was the only real home she had ever known.”

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