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Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Coraline.
In danger? thought Coraline to herself. It sounded exciting. It didn't sound like a bad thing. Not really. (2.83)
Coraline shook her head. "Why don't you play with me?" she asked."Busy," he said. "Working," he added. He still hadn't turned around to look at her. (2.50-51)
Coraline hesitated. She turned back. Her other mother and her other father were walking towards her, holding hands. They were looking at her with their black button eyes. (4.128)
Versions of Reality Quotes
There was nothing here that frightened her. These things – even the thing in the cellar – were illusions, things made by the other mother in a ghastly parody of the real people and real things...
The Home Quotes
Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. (1.1)
"No," said Coraline quietly, "I asked you not to call me Caroline. It's Coraline." (1.7)
Coraline didn't think there really was a mouse circus. She thought the old man was probably making it up. (1.12)
"You didn't lock it," said Coraline.Her mother shrugged. "Why should I lock it?" she asked. "It doesn't go anywhere." (1.56-57)
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