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When We Were Very Young Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from When We Were Very Young
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“If you were a bird, and lived on high, You’d lean on the wind when the wind came by, You’d say to the wind when it took you away: ‘That’s where I wanted to go today!‘”
A. A. Milne
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When We Were Very Young
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birds
wind
going where the wind takes you
concepts
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“Shall I go off to South America? Shall I put out in my ship to sea? Or get in my cage and be lions and tigers? Or- shall I be only Me?”
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“Where am I going? I don’t quite know. What does it matter where people go? Down to the wood where the blue-bells grow- Anywhere, anywhere. I don’t know.”
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“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: ‘Winter is dead.‘”
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“What shall I call, My dear little dormouse? His eyes are small, But his tail is e-nor-mouse.”
Terrible John
character
eyes
names
tails
mouse
small
enormous
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“And that is the reason (Aunt Emily said), If a Dormouse gets in a chrysanthemum bed, You will find (so Aunt Emily says) that he lies, Fast asleep on his front with his paws to his eyes.”
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“Oh! Thank you, God, for a lovely day. And what was the other I had to say? I said “Bless Daddy,” so what can it be? Oh! Now I remember. God bless Me.”
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“If you were a cloud, and sailed up there, You’d sail on the water as blue as air. And you’d see me here in the fields and say: “Doesn’t the sky look green today?”
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“When we got home, we had sand in the hair, In the eyes and the ears and everywhere; Whenever a good nor’ wester blows, Christopher is found with Sand-between-the-toes.”
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“And I’d say to myself as I looked so lazily down at the sea: ‘There’s nobody else in the world, and the world was made for me.‘”

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