Quotes from A Child Called "It"

Dave Pelzer ·  184 pages

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“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“One could come from less than humble beginnings, to become a winner from within.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence. I cringed with hate whenever I heard other children laughing, as they played outside. My stomach coiled whenever I smelled food that was about to be served to somebody else, knowing it wasn't for me.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“It is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Even in its darkest passages, the heart is unconquerable. It is important that the body survives, but it is more meaningful that the human spirit prevails.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"



“At night I no longer dreamed, nor did I let my imagination work during the day. The once vibrant escapes of watching myself fly through the clouds in bright blue costumes, were now a thing of the past. When I fell asleep, my soul became consumed in a black void. I no longer awoke in the mornings refreshed; I was tired and told myself that I had one day less to live in this world. I shuffled through my chores, dreading every moment of every day. With no dreams, I found that words like hope and faith were only letters, randomly put together into something meaningless - words only for fairy tales. ”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I told myself no matter what she did i would not let the b**** take me down”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I'm so alive.

As I stand facing the beauty of the never-ending Pacific Ocean, a late afternoon breeze blows down from the hills behind. As always, it is a beautiful day. The sun is making its final descent. The magic is about to begin. The skies are ready to burn with brilliance, as it turns from a soft blue to a bright orange. Looking towards the West, I stare in awe at the hypnotic power of the waves. A giant curl begins to take form, then breaks with a thundering clap as it crashes on the shore.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven’t let her take away my will to somehow survive.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I was abused my family was the "brady bunch”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"



“The most beautiful highway in the world”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Gripping my arm, Mother held it in the orange-blue flame. My skin seemed to explode from the heat.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Love and honor thy Mother, for she is the fruit that gives thou life.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I made sure I let go of my past, accepting the fact that that part of my life was only a small fraction of my life.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"



“After years of struggle, my purpose became clear; for above all, I came to realize that America was truly the land where one could come from less than humble beginnings, to become a winner from within.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“That day at school I prayed for the world to end.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“That day I wished Mother would have mercy and kill me quickly. As”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I believed that I was alone in my struggle and that my battle was one of survival. By”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I made a promise to myself that if I came out of my situation alive, I had to make something of myself.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"



“no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“That day I vowed to myself that I would never, ever again give that bitch the satisfaction of hearing me beg her to stop beating me. In”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence. I cringed with hate whenever I heard other children laughing, as they played outside.”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“Of all Mother’s punishments, I hated the gas chamber game the most. Towards”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"


“I gave up on everything in my life, including escaping my misery through my school-work. Upon”
― Dave Pelzer, quote from A Child Called "It"



About the author

Dave Pelzer
Born place: in Daly City, California, The United States
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