Favorite Quotes: Mister Pip, by L.Jones


“A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“Let’s all do it,” said Mr. Watts. “Close your eyes and silently recite your name.”
The sound of my name took me to a place deep inside my head. I already knew that words could take you into a new world, but I didn’t know that on the strength of one word spoken for my ears only I would find myself in a room that no one else knew about. Mister Pip

“Another thing,” Mr. Watts said. “No one in the history of your short lives has used the same voice as you with which to say your name. This is yours. Your special gift that no one can ever take from you.”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“I had found a new friend. The surprising thing is where I’d found him – not up a tree or sulking in the shade, or splashing around in one of the hill streams, but in a book. No one had told us kids to look there for a friend. Or that you could slip inside the skin of another. Or travel to another place with marshes, and where, to our ears, the bad people spoke like pirates. ”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“We have all lost our possessions and many of us our homes,” he said. “But these losses, severe though they may seem, remind us of what no person can take, and that is our minds and our imaginations.”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“Dreams are private, she said. And she is right. A dream is a story that no one else will get to hear or read.”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

“Thanks to dreams, in the history of the galaxy the world has been reinvented more often than there are stars.”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip


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