Favorite Fictional Heroines | Ellie Linton
Tomorrow When The War Began

We were so innocent back then. Now I, I feel like we were innocent right up until yesterday. God, we didn’t believe in Santa Clause or anything like that. But no, we believed in other fantasies. We believed that we were safe. Guess that was the biggest fantasy of them all. 

I learned something very important from Robyn: you have to believe in something. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It’s not for me and it wasn’t for Robyn. But she did it, and I’m going to keep look­ing and keep trying till I do, too.
That’s the real trouble with our politicians: they don’t believe in anything except their own careers.
You have to believe in something. That’s all.

I learned something very important from Robyn: you have to believe in something. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It’s not for me and it wasn’t for Robyn. But she did it, and I’m going to keep look­ing and keep trying till I do, too.
That’s the real trouble with our politicians: they don’t believe in anything except their own careers.
You have to believe in something. That’s all.

“Life’s about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It’s about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don’t want to be happy. I know I won’t live happily ever after. I want more than that, some­thing richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and the ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. The richness and the poverty, the joy and the cruelty, the sweetness and the sadness. That’s the best way I can honour my friends who died. That’s the best way I can honour my parents, who brought me into this world. That’s the best way I can lead a life I can be proud to call my own. I want to experience everything it has to offer: LIFE!”