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Inspiring Quotes from A Wrinkle In Time

Quotes are my jam! There’s something about finding snippets of words combined to inspire, motivate and rejuvenate you. As my children and I read through A Wrinkle In Time together, I am finding so many inspiring quotes to use in my day-to-day life.

The entire premise of A Wrinkle In Time is enough to inspire and motivate you! The manuscript was rejected dozens and dozens of time before being published in 1962. Author Madeleine L’Engle theorized it took so long because it was “too different” – a science fiction novel with a female protagonist (go Diva Meg!); quantum physics; and adults and children alike can read and enjoy this novel. It was just doing too much for the times it was written in. Something many of us can relate to with our out-of-the-box ideas that may not always be accepted by those we love and admire.

Meg A Wrinkle In Time

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Inspiring Quotes from A Wrinkle In Time

  1. “If you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy.”
  2. “The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.”
  3. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”

you have to write the sonnet yourself

  1. “People are more than just the way they look.”
  2. “Experiment is the mother of knowledge.”
  3. “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
A Wrinkle In Time Photo

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  1. “To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.”
  2. “Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.”
  3. “I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”

i do not know everything

  1. “Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything”
  2. “Have you ever tried to get to your feet with a sprained dignity?”
  3. “No! Alike and equal are not the same thing at all!”alike and same are not the same
  4. “Only a fool is not afraid.”
  5. “There’s nothing left except to try.”

A Wrinkle In Time The Mrs Photo

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  1. “Love. That was what she had that IT did not have”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Thinking I’m a moron gives people something to feel smug about,” Charles Wallace said. “Why should I disillusion them?”

you dont have to understand things

  1. “A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points…”
  2. “You see, though we travel together, we travel alone.”

we travel alone


From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

“A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018.

A Wrinkle In Time


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