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Maybe memories should be left the way they are.

- Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

If you close your eyes, you get to control your own darkness.

- Melina Marchetta

We’re not eight kingdoms, but an entire land with one heartbeat. It’s why people like you and I need to record our people’s stories so we can find those moments when our paths cross, and only then will we know true peace.

- Melina Marchetta, Ferragost

City people. They may know how to street fight but they don't know how to wade through manure.

- Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

I didn't know you had a girlfriend, Griggs." Anson Choi feigns surprise. "What's her name?""I didn't actually catch her name," Griggs continues."Lily," Raffaela says over her shoulder and this time I give her a sideways look."Great to know that I'm in love with a girl with a cool name.""It's Taylor's middle name," Raffaela calls back again.

- Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

Are you calling us pigs?’ Froi asked, watching as Rafuel winced for the tenth time at the formality of Froi’s Charyn.Rafuel thought for a moment and then nodded.‘Actually yes, I am. Pig-like.’Froi turned back to Trevanion and Perri, who were discussing the need for longbow training in the rock village.‘What is it?’ Perri asked Froi.‘He said we eat like pigs.’Trevanion and Perri thought about it for a moment and then went back to their conversation.

- Melina Marchetta

You blame me for this, don't you?" he says."I don't need to. You're doing a better job.

- Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can't forgive yourself for.

- Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

There's nothing to took forward to any more if you don't have dreams," he said. "Because dreams are goals and John might have run out of goals. So he died.

- Melina Marchetta

Up in the distance the whistle of the wind sang to her from the mountain. From Lucian’s mountain. It beckoned and taunted and she wanted to run towards it. To be enveloped in its coat of fleece and to hear its safe sounds.

- Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.