by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse Quotes
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"Mother says there's likely to be a war. [...] Something about some old duke that's been shot at somewhere." (2.15)
"If [Joey's] to be a cavalry horse, sir, he'll have to learn to accept the disciplines." (5.10)
Language and Communication Quotes
Zoey and I stood [...] lulled by the six bells ringing out over the dusky fields from the church. [...] It is the noblest music, for everyone can share it -- they only have to listen. (2.5)
Next to me, old Zoey leaned over her door to try to touch me, but our noses could not quite meet.
"Don't speak like that about your father, Albert. He's been through a lot. It's not right." (1.12)
I struggled until I was weak, kicking out violently every time I felt them relax. (1.3)
He smoothed my back first and then my neck, talking all the while about [...] how I would grow up to be the smartest horse in the whole wide world" (1.13)
Abandonment and Death Quotes
We were parted that day in the terrible hubbub of the auction ring and I was never to see [my mother] again. (1.2)