Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers, #1)

By Salman Rushdie

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August 27th 1999 by Viking Children's Books

(first published 1990)

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Quotes From "Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers, #1)"

"Nothing comes from nothing, Thieflet; no story comes from nowhere; new stories are born from old--it is the new combinations that make them new."
"He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real."
"Happy endings must come at the end of something,' the Walrus pointed out. 'If they happen in the middle of a story, or an adventure, or the like, all they do is cheer things up for awhile."
"Any story worth its salt can handle a little shaking up."
"What's the use of stories that aren't even true?"
"Khattam-Shud,' he said slowly, 'is the Arch-Enemy of all Stories, even of language itself. He is the Prince of Silence and the Foe of Speech. And because everything ends, because dreams end, stories end, life ends, at the finish of everything we use his name. "It's finished," we tell one another, "it's over. Khattam-Shud: The End."
"Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of trouble, hot water, a mess."
"Don't you know girls have to fool people every day of their lives if they want to get anywhere?"

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