VELVETEEN RABBIT QUOTE

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”

“When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“By the time you are Real, your eyes have fallen out, and you can see and smell and touch and hear and love with your little heart again.”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.”

“Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

“When a child loves you, ripening quickly in the sun, eve being hurt to see the spots that grow and darken each season because you are Real and can be loved so deeply.”

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Boy. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” NEW PARAGRAPH FOR QUOTES

“It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.”

“When you are Real, shabbiness doesn’t matter.”

“By the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.”

“Once you are Real, you can’t be ugly except to people who don’t understand.”

“The Rabbit sighed. He thought it would be a long time before this magic called Real happened to him. He longed to become Real, to know what it felt like; and yet the idea of growing shabby and losing his eyes and whiskers was rather sad. He wished that he could become it without these uncomfortable things happening to him.”

“Am I Real?” asked Rabbit. “Sometimes when we are Real, we shed our fuzzy skin and let ourselves become someone new.”

“The magic of becoming Real is accepting who we really are and allowing our hearts to be forever changed.”

“Real isn’t how you are born, it’s something you become over time, with love, patience, and plenty of playtime.”

“Being Real is a journey of love and vulnerability, where true connections are forged and cherished forever.”