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'A Wrinkle in Time' Quotes

Madeleine L'Engle's Famous Novel

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Holtzbrinck Publishers
Study Guide A Wrinkle in Time is a favorite fantasy classic, by Madeleine L'Engle. The novel was first published in 1962. Centering around Meg Murry, the book is the first in a series about the Murry and O'Keefe families. Other books in the series include: A Wind in the Door, Many Waters, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. Here are a few quotes from the book.

Quotes
  • "But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points..."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared. The light spread until the patch of Dark Thing had vanished, and there was only a gentle shining, and through the shining came the stars, clear and pure."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "As the skipping rope hit the pavement, so did the ball. As the rope curved over the head of the jumping child, the child with the ball caught the ball. Down came the ropes. Down came the balls. Over and over again. Up. Down. All in rhythm. All identical. Like the houses. Like the paths. Like the flowers."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "Like and equal are not the same thing at all!"
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "We do not know what things look like, as you say... We know what things are like."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

  • "Love. That was what she had that IT did not have."
    - Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

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