Some quotes from Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale…

Sometimes while I’m reading I come across quotes I love so much I want to post them on their own, or maybe add them to my weekly book posts. Others, I like them enough to want to mention them, but don’t feel they are powerful enough to command their own post. These are two of that second type:

I know muckers are the simplest of commoners and becoming a lady’s maid is a right honor, but I couldn’t give up the wild steppes forever, couldn’t turn my back on Mama and all she taught. I feel like a mucker from the ends of my hair to the mud of my bones.

– page 13 (Day 13)

Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.

– page 25 (Day 27)


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