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Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian*

 

The worst of sleeping out of doors is that you wake up so dreadfully early. And when you wake you have to get up because the ground is so hard that you are uncomfortable. And it makes matter worse if there is nothing but apples for breakfast and you have had nothing but apples for supper the night before. *** You’ve no idea what an appetite it gives you, being executed. *** It’s very bad manners among squirrels to watch anyone going to his store or to look as if you wanted to know where it was. *** It said it was a beast, it was, and if claws and teeth could not keep its skin whole, it wasn’t worth keeping. *** The creature can’t help its ancestry. *** If you know anything about woods, you know that one is always finding imaginary paths. They disappear after about five minutes and then you think you have found another and (and hope it’s not another but more of the same) and it also disappears and after you have been well lured out of your right direction, you realize that none of them were paths at all. *** To know what would have happened, Child? No, no one is ever told that. But anyone can find out what will happen. *** Things never happen the same way twice. *** I will wait here. Go and wake the others and tell them to follow. If they will not, then you at least must follow. *** It is a terrible thing to have to wake four people, all older than yourself and all very tired, for the purpose of telling them something they probably won’t believe and making them do something they certainly won’t like. *** I mustn’t think about it. I must just do it. *** When your sword breaks, you draw your dagger. *** A scholar is never without pen and ink. *** Any giant looks impressive, if only it will keep quiet. *** If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have prove that you were not. *** A tail is the honor and glory of a mouse. *** There were many chinks and chasms between worlds in the old times, but they have grown rarer. *** You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve, and that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth. Be content.

 

* The book, but just in time for the movie!

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