Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle. Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. She claims to have... read more
This book is about a girl named Margaret, but everyone calls her Meg. Meg's life is completely turned around after her dad leaves for a dangerous government mission. Her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O' Keefe plan to save her dad. She meets up with 3 old ladies who live in a... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book is about a girl named Margaret, but everyone calls her Meg. Meg's life is completely turned around after her dad leaves for a dangerous government mission. Her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O' Keefe plan to save her dad. She meets up with 3 old ladies who live in a house that's supposedly haunted. She finds out that these ladies know a lot about her dad. The ladies know a special power, how to tesser, which means they can teleport to different planets. The ladies teleport the kids to the dangerous planet of Camozotz, where the kids find and rescue Meg's dad, but in the process Charles Wallace gets taken by IT. IT is an evil mind that supposedly no one can defeat. They are about to give up when Meg offers to go back alone to save her brother. She defeats IT by using the one power that IT doesn't have, the power of love.
“Maybe I don't like being different but I don't want to be like everybody else, either.”Margaret 'Meg' Murry
“Wild nights are my glory.”
“I must be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there IS such a thing as a tesseract!”Mrs. Whatsit
“The two boys seem to be nice, regular children, but that unattractive girl and the baby boy certainly aren't all there”
“The houses in the outskirts were all exactly alike, small square boxes painted gray”
“"Good helps us, the stars help us, perhaps what you call light helps us. Oh my child, I cannot explain! This is something you just have to know or not know."”
“I'm all confused again...”Meg
“"Can't she see what's going to happen?" Calvin asked. "Oh, not in this kind of thing." Mrs. Whatsit sounded surprised at his question. "If we knew ahead of time what was going to happen we'd be—we'd be like the people on Camazotz, with no lives of our own, with everything all planned and done for us.”
“In your language you have a form of poetry called a sonnet." "Yes, yes," said Calvin. . . ."It's a very strict form of poetry, is it not?" "Yes" "There are fourteen lines, I believe, all in iambic pentameter. That's a very strict rhythm or meter, yes?" "Yes"Calvin nodded. "And each line has to end with a rigid rhyme pattern. And if the poet does not do it exactly this way, it is not a sonnet, is it?" "No" "But within this strict form the poet has complete freedom to say whatever he wants, doesn't he?" "Yes." Calvin nodded again. "So," Mrs. Whatsit said. "So what?" "Oh, do not be stupid, boy!" Mrs. Whatsit scolded. "You know perfectly well what I am driving at!" "You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?" "Yes." Mrs. Whatsit said. "You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you."”
“"I'm—I'm sorry, Father." He took both her hand in his, bent down to her with his short-sighted eyes. "Sorry for what, Megatron?" Tears almost came to her eyes at the gentle use of the old nickname. "I wanted you to do it all for me. I wanted everything to be all easy and simple. . . . So I tried to pretend that it was all your fault . . . because I was scared, and I didn't want to have to do anything myself—" "But I wanted to do it for you," Mr. Murry said. "That's what every parent wants." He looked into her dark, frightened eyes. "I won't let you go, Meg. I am going." "No." Mrs. Whatsit's voice was sterner than Meg had ever heard it. "You are going to allow Meg the privilege of accepting this danger. You are a wise man, Mr. Murry. You are going to let her go."”
“We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”Aunt Beast
“A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.”
“Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift their voice; let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the LORD!”
“Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point. Pascal(The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.)”
“Thee onnlly wway ttoo ccope withh ssometthingg ddeadly sseriouss iss ttoo ttry ttoo trreatt itt a llittlle lligghtly.”
“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything. Euripides”
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”Charles
Followed by A Wind in the Door.
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