10+ quotes from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

Quotes from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

Linda Sue Park ·  128 pages

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“One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“Reading for writers is like training for athletes.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“If he were older and stronger, would he have given water to those men? Or would he, like most of the group, have kept his water for himself?”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“He was floating with his head down, blood streaming from a bullet hole in the back of his neck.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“One step at a time . . . one day at a time. Just today—just this day to get through . . .”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“Salva shouldered his way through the crowd until he was standing in front of the list. He raised his head slowly and began reading through the names. There it was. Salva Dut—Rochester, New York. Salva was going to New York. He was going to America!”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“Her sickness came from the water,” the nurse explained. “She should drink only good clean water. If the water is dirty, you should boil it for a count of two hundred before she drinks”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“More than twelve hundred boys arrived safely. It took them a year and a half.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“The bag sprang a leak. The leak had to be patched. The patch sprang a leak. The crew patched the patch. Then the bag sprang another leak. The drilling could not go on.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


“They patched the bag again. The drilling went on.”
― Linda Sue Park, quote from A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story


About the author

Linda Sue Park
Born place: in Urbana, Illinois, The United States
Born date March 25, 1960
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