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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time


by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quotes

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Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes

[Mrs. Murry] "No, Meg. Don't hope it was a dream. I don't understand it any more than you do, but one thing I've learned is that you don't have to understand things for them to be." (2.7)

Appearances Quotes

—Why can't I hide it, too? Meg thought. Why do I always have to show everything? (1.13)

Language and Communication Quotes

[Charles Wallace] "School awful again today?" he asked after a while. [Meg] "Yes. I got sent to Mr. Jenkins. He made snide remarks about Father." Charles Wallace nodded sagely. "I know." "How do yo...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

[Calvin] "When I get this feeling, this compulsion, I always do what it tells me. I can't explain where it comes from or how I get it, and it doesn't happen very often. But I obey it. And this afte...

Good vs. Evil Quotes

Meg looked. The dark shadow was still there. It had not lessened or dispersed with the coming of night. And where the shadow was the stars were not visible. What could there be about a shadow that...

Love Quotes

"How do you know?" Meg had demanded. "How do you know I'm not dumb? Isn't it just because you love me?" "I love you, but that's not what tells me. Mother and I've given you a number of tests, you k...

Fear Quotes

"Meg, don't get mad, but do you think maybe they don't know?" A slow tear trickled down Meg's cheek. "That's what I'm afraid of." (3.165-166)

Time Quotes

"Maybe if Father were here he could help you, but I don't think I can do anything till you've managed to plow through some more time. Then things will be easier for you. But that isn't much help ri...

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