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Libba Bray

Birthdate: 11. March 1964

Libba Bray is an American writer of young adult novels including the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Going Bovine, and The Diviners.

She lived in Texas until she was 26 years old. After that she moved to New York City, where she now lives with her husband and fifteen-year-old son. Her father was a preacher and her mother was a teacher.

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„Balder holds up a completely blank rune. Wyrd. The beginning and the end. Fate.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 338
Context: Balder holds up a completely blank rune. Wyrd. The beginning and the end. Fate.
I don't know what that means, but it's not doing anything to uncreep me.

„People always think they know other people, but they don’t. Not really.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 178
Context: People always think they know other people, but they don’t. Not really. I mean, maybe they know things about them, like they won’t eat doughnuts or they like action movies or whatever. But they don’t know what their friends do in their rooms alone at night or what happened to them when they were kids or if they feel fucked up and sad for no reason at all.

„Here is our favorite equation: Us plus Them equals All of Us. It is very simple math. Try it sometime.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 428
Context: In our travels, we have come across many equations — math for understanding the universe, for making music, for mapping stars, and also for tipping, which is important. Here is our favorite equation: Us plus Them equals All of Us. It is very simple math. Try it sometime. You probably won’t even need a pencil.

„These are hard times. The world hurts.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 428
Context: These are hard times. The world hurts. We live in fear and forget to walk with hope. But hope has not forgotten you. So ask it to dinner. It's probably hungry and would appreciate the invitation.

„And just like that, something in the cosmos shifts. A butterfly flaps its wings in South America. Snow falls in Chicago. You give an idiot a stupid magic screw and it turns out to be a necessary part after all.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 389
Context: Marisol does a silly dance with Balder and the screw, one in each hand, so that nobody gets the idea that she takes tins — or anything else, for that matter — seriously. And just like that, something in the cosmos shifts. A butterfly flaps its wings in South America. Snow falls in Chicago. You give an idiot a stupid magic screw and it turns out to be a necessary part after all.

„I'm one of those people who has to write.“

—  Libba Bray

Twenty-One Things You Don't Know About Me
Context: I'm one of those people who has to write. If I don't write, I feel itchy and depressed and cranky. So everybody's glad when I write and stop complaining already.

„You’ve been assigned an identity since birth.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine (2009), p. 253
Context: You’ve been assigned an identity since birth. Then you spend the rest of your life walking around in it to see if it really fits. You try on all these different selves and abandon just as many. But really it’s about dismantling all that false armor, getting down to what’s real.

„My favorite word is "redemption." I like both its meaning and the sound.“

—  Libba Bray

Twenty-One Things You Don't Know About Me
Context: My favorite word is "redemption." I like both its meaning and the sound. My least favorite word is "maybe." "Maybe" is almost always a "no" drawn out in cruel fashion.

„But we can't go back. We can only go forward.“

—  Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Variant: One can never go back. One always has to move forward.
Source: A Great and Terrible Beauty

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