By Nina TorskaSun. 21 Apr. 20243min Read

10 Best A Wrinkle in Time Quotes

In this post, we explore key quotes from "A Wrinkle in Time," focusing on themes of love, courage, and cosmic adventure.
10 Best A Wrinkle in Time Quotes

In Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time," I am consistently enthralled by the deep exploration of love, evil, and the boundless possibilities of space and time.

This novel, an enduring staple of children's literature, masterfully blends scientific concepts with profound moral questions, captivating readers with its imaginative narrative and complex themes.

"Like and equal are not the same thing at all!"  – Meg Murry

Meg's passionate clarification during her adventures reminds me of the importance of recognizing and appreciating differences in capabilities and contributions. It's a powerful assertion of individuality over conformity.

"I have been memorizing the periodic table. My favourite element is oxygen because I love to breathe."  – Charles Wallace Murry

Charles Wallace's quirky and innocent remark reveals his unique perspective on the world and his precocious intellect. It brings a smile to my face every time, reminding me of the pure joy found in simple truths.

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." – Mrs. Whatsit

This advice from Mrs. Whatsit resonates with me deeply as an author, highlighting the authenticity and courage needed to address complex ideas in a way that is accessible and engaging to younger audiences.

"Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything." – Mrs. Which

The wisdom in Mrs. Which's words offers a beacon of optimism in the darkest times. It serves as a reminder of the endless possibilities that hope can bring, especially when facing seemingly insurmountable challenges.

"It was a dark and stormy night."  – Narrator

Although traditionally used to open the story and not a quote by a character, this iconic line sets the eerie, suspenseful tone of the adventure that unfolds. It reminds me that sometimes clichés can be the perfect setup for originality.

"Wild nights are my glory." –  Mrs. Whatsit

This exclamation by Mrs. Whatsit celebrates the chaotic and the untamed aspects of the universe, suggesting that there is beauty and power in what we may initially perceive as disorder.

"The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly."   –  Mrs. Whatsit

This philosophy shared during their perilous journey teaches a valuable coping mechanism—finding lightness amid the grave challenges life throws our way, a strategy I often use in my own life.

"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

This call to action underscores the importance of taking responsibility for improving the world, a poignant reminder of our duty to intervene where we can make a difference.

"A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points." – Mrs. Whatsit

This twist on a classic mathematical principle when discussing the tesseract or a wrinkle in time offers a mind-bending perspective on reality and challenges conventional thinking about space and time.

"Love. That was what she had that IT did not have."  –  Narrator on Meg

This revelation at the climax of the story highlights the novel's central theme: the triumph of love over evil. Meg's ability to love becomes her most powerful weapon, an enduring message about the strength of human emotion and connection.

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