Here are eight of the best Puddleglum quotes from The Silver Chair, in honor of it being published 69 years ago!
1. Good Morning?
“Good morning Guests” he said. “Though when I say good I don’t mean it won’t probably turn to rain or it might be snow, or fog, or thunder. You didn’t get any sleep, I daresay.”
Hey, he’s just being realistic. Weather can be pretty unpredictable in the land of Narnia.
2. Mr. Brightside
“The bright side of it is…that if we break our necks getting down the cliff, then we’re safe from being drowned in the river.”
That is why we love you so much Puddleglum. You are clearly always looking on the bright side….
3. Looking Out For Others
“This’ll be a test, you see. If I curl up, or burst, or turn into a lizard, or something, then you’ll know not to take anything they offer you.”
He may be a coward, but you can’t say he isn’t brave!
4. Wise Words
“Don’t cry out before you’re hurt or you will be hurt, see?”
5. What Weather?
“Very likely, what with enemies, and mountains, and rivers to cross, and losing our way, and next to nothing to eat, and sore feet, we’ll hardly notice the weather.”
Puddleglum! Your optimism is showing!
6. Low Spirits
“…but I’d better not tell you that story. It might lower your spirits, and that’s a thing I never do.”
Puddleglum lower our spirits? He wouldn’t dream of it.
7. Free Funerals
“And you must always remember there’s one good thing about being trapped down here: it’ll save funeral expenses.”
There he goes again, always looking on the bright side.
8. For Narnia!
“I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian even if there isn’t any Narnia.”
Deep down you have a good heart, Puddleglum. You may expect the worst most of the time, but you are loyal and true, and we love you for it.
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