Sharks in the water poke out their fins as they swim in hungry circles. The boy has read books about sharks; he knows they like to eat sandwiches the best, so he isn’t afraid of them.
“That’s an important life lesson for you, children,” she said. “Never feed rice pudding to a lactose-intolerant ferret. Dairy,” she intoned, “is the enemy.”
–The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
“A lady strives for perfection. What’s the point of doing anything unless you do it as well as you possibly can?”
–The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
He was, however, extraordinary, and that tended to scare townsfolk, who were hooked on the Ordinary with a capital O, and preferred their day-to-day served without any Extra.
–Beyond the Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas
To say that the Baddenfield family had a checkered past is to insult innocent board games everywhere. It is also inaccurate. The lives of the Baddenfields were not checkered. If their family tree were a chessboard, the squares would all be black.