Quotes from 172 Hours on the Moon

Johan Harstad ·  368 pages

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“In space, no one can hear you scream.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


“God isn't here. God doesn't even know about this place”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


“Wieder hob sie den Blick und richtete die Lampe auf ihr Gesicht. Sie schaute zum Fenster hinüber. Ihre Züge waren jetzt fast noch deutlicher. Sie konnte die Details um ihre Nase studieren, den Mund. Die Haare. Sie sah nicht gut aus. Resigniert schaltete sie die Lampe aus und ließ sie sinken.

Und da sah sie es.

Ihr Spiegelbild verschwand nicht.

Es blieb im Fenster hängen, noch deutlicher als zuvor.

Eine Sekunge lang ließ sie sich davon einfach faszinieren.

Sie schnitt eine Grimasse.

Aber das Spiegelbild veränderte sich nicht.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


“Shit happens. And then you move on.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


“Det var en feig ting å gjøre, men hun våget ikke annet.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon



“But I promise you, you guys can do it. In four days you'll be the happiest person Earth has ever seen. You'll stand by the ocean and feel the salty sea spray tingling in your nose. You'll be with people you know and love, and you'all appreciate how beautiful everything is. You'll see cars behind you in your rear view mirror, and maybe you'll laugh at the driver's faces. Because they'll look annoyed, bored, angry. And you'll realize what they're missing. You'll live a long and happy life, Mia. Because when you get home, you'll realize that anything is possible. You mustn't ever forget that.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


“But I promise you, you guys can do it. In four days you'll be the happiest person Earth has ever seen. You'll stand by the ocean and feel the salty sea spray tingling in your nose. You'll be with people you know and love, and you'all appreciate how beautiful everything is. You'll se cars behind you in your rear view mirror, and maybe you'll laugh at the driver's faces. Because they'll look annoyed, bored, angry. And you'll realize what they're missing. You'll live a long and happy life, Mia. Because when you get home, you'll realize that anything is possible. You mustn't ever forget that.”
― Johan Harstad, quote from 172 Hours on the Moon


About the author

Johan Harstad
Born place: in Stavanger, Norway
Born date February 10, 1979
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