“I really like you, Midori. A lot.”
“How much is a lot?”
“Like a spring bear,” I said.
“A spring bear?” Midori looked up again. “What’s that all about? A spring bear.”
“You’re walking through a field all by yourself one day in spring, and this sweet little bear cub with velvet fur and shiny little eyes comes walking along. And he says to you, “Hi, there, little lady. Want to tumble with me?’ So you and the bear cub spend the whole day in each other’s arms, tumbling down this clover-covered hill. Nice, huh?”
“Yeah. Really nice.”
“That’s how much I like you.”
Murakami, H. (1987 ) Norwegian Wood
"Harry, I've left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry -"
"They won't," said Harry.
"That you're safe -"
"That'll just depress them."
" - and you'll see them next summer."
"Do I have to?"
Rowling, J. K. (2003) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Wisdom speaks with a silent tongue.
Skelton, M. (2006) Endymion Spring
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
Steinbeck, J. (1962) Travels with Charley: In Search of America
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
“Fred, you next," the plump woman said.
"I'm not Fred, I'm George," said the boy.
"Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?"
"Sorry, George, dear."
"Only joking, I am Fred," said the boy and off he went.
Rowling, J.K. (1997) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Mass, W. (2010) The Candymakers
Make improvements, not excuses.
Seek respect, not attention.
Bennett, R.T. (2016) The Light In The Heart