61+ Best A Wrinkle In Time Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A Wrinkle in Time is a young adult novel written by American author Madeleine L’Engle. First published in 1962, the book has won the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Profoundly inspirational A Wrinkle In Time quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous A Wrinkle In Time Quotes

We do not know what things look like. We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing, this seeing. — Aunt Beast

I am peace and utter rest. I am freedom from all responsibility. — Man with red eyes

It was the same way with silence. This was more than silence. A deaf person can feel vibrations. Here there was nothing to feel. — Meg

You’re much too straightforward to be able to pretend to be what you aren’t. — Mrs. Murry

It was a star, Mrs. Whatsit said sadly. A star giving up its life in battle with the Thing. It won, oh, yes, my children, it won. But it lost its life in the winning. — Mrs Whatsit

Maybe I don’t like being different . . . but I don’t want to be like everybody else, either. — Meg Murry

You don’t know how lucky you are to be loved. — Calvin O’Keefe

Only a fool is not afraid. — Mrs Whatsit

Like and equal are not the same thing at all! — Meg

A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points. — Charles Wallace

We are such stuff as dreams are made on. — Mrs Who

There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones. — Mrs Which

The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly. — Mrs Which

All your great artists. They’ve been lights for us to see by. — Mrs Whatsit

Experience is the mother of knowledge. — Mrs. Who

To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk — not safety and security — that we overcome darkness. — Narrator

If you arent unhappy sometimes you dont know how to be happy. — Meg Murry

Oh child, your language is so utterly simple and limited that it has the affect of extreme complication. — Aunt Beast

You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you. — Mrs Whatsit

When I’m mad I don’t have room to be scared. — Meg

We have to make decisions, and we can’t make them if they’re based on fear. — Charles Wallace Murry

As the skipping rope hit the pavement, so did the ball. As the rope curved over the head of the jumping child, the child with the ball caught the ball. Down came the ropes. Down came the balls. Over and over again. Up. Down. All in rhythm. All identical. Like the houses. Like the paths. Like the flowers. — A Wrinkle In Time

Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared. The light spread until the patch of Dark Thing had vanished, and there was only a gentle shining, and through the shining came the stars, clear and pure. — A Wrinkle In Time

The things which are seen are temporal … the things which are not seen are eternal. — Aunt Beast

We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts. — Mrs Whatsit

Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist. — Mrs. Murry

Have you ever tried to get to your feet with a sprained dignity? — Mrs Whatsit

Differences create problems. — Charles Wallace

I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be. — Mrs Murry

Wild nights are my glory! — Mrs Whatsit

But she finds it so difficult to verbalize, Charles dear. It helps her if she can quote instead of working out words of her own. — Mrs Whatsit-Charles Wallace-Mrs Who

You don’t know the meaning of moderation, do you, my darling? Mrs Murry asked. A happy medium is something I wonder if you’ll ever learn. — Mrs Murry

The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing. — Mrs Who

Calvin said, Do you know that this is the first time I’ve seen you without your glasses? I’m blind as a bat without them. I’m near-sighted, like father. Well, you know what, you’ve got dream-boat eyes, Calvin said. Listen, you go right on wearing your glasses. I don’t think I want anybody else to see what gorgeous eyes you have. — Meg-Calvin

There’s very little difference in the size of the tiniest microbe and the greatest galaxy. — Mrs Whatsit

Maybe if you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy. — Meg Murry

There’s nothing left except to try. — Mrs Whatsit

What is real? — Gaudior

Maybe I don’t like being different, Meg said. but I don’t want to be like everybody else, either. — Meg

But of course we cant take any credit for our talents. Its how we use them that counts. — Mrs. Whatsit

Beware of pride and arrogance, Charles, for they may betray you. — Mrs Whatsit

An old ass knows more than a young colt. — Mrs Who

It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real. — Meg

Like and equal are not the same at all. — Meg Murry

People are more than just the way they look. — Mrs. Murry

Maybe if you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy. — Meg

Love. That was what she had that IT did not have. — A Wrinkle In Time

I do not know everything; still many things I understand. — Meg

You see, though we travel together, we travel alone. — Mrs Who

Explanations are not easy … about things for which your civilization still has no words. — Mrs Whatsit

If she could give love to IT perhaps it would shrivel up and die, for she was sure that IT could not withstand love. — Meg

Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything. — Charles Wallace

[Y]ou don’t have to understand things for them to be. — Mrs. Murry

Oh, my dears, I did so love being a star! — Mrs Whatsit

The complete, the true Mrs Whatsit … was beyond human understanding. — A Wrinkle In Time

In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashioned plane geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points. — Charles Wallace

We know nothing … We’re children playing with dynamite. — Mr. Murry

Like and equal are two entirely different things. — A Wrinkle In Time

[T]he things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal. — Aunt Beast

[T]hough we travel together, we travel alone. — Mrs Whatsit

But you see, Meg, just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist. — A Wrinkle In Time

All your great artists. They’ve been lights for us to see by. — Mrs Whatsit

We were sent here for something. And we know that all things work together for good them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. — Meg

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