19+ quotes from Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Quotes from Among the Hidden

Margaret Peterson Haddix ·  153 pages

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“I want to Live! Not Die, Not Hide, LIVE!”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Sure you can be a coward and hope somone else changes the wrld for you. You can hide up in that attic of yours until someone knocks on the door and says, 'Oh, hey, they freed the hidden. Want to come out?' Is that what you want"
Luke didnt answer
"You've got to come, Luke, or you'll hate yourself the rest of your life. When you dont have to hide anymore, even years from now, there'll always be some small part of you whispering 'I don't deserve this. I didnt fight for it. I'm not worth it.' And you are, Luke, you are. You're smart and funny and nice, and you should be living life, instead of being buried alive in that old house of yours”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Hope doesn't mean anything. ... Action's the only thing that counts.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“The Government justifies keeping everyone else in poverty because people seem to work the hardest when they're right on the edge of survival.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“It's people like you who change history. People like me--we just let things happen to us.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“There was a law against Luke.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“But Mother, I don't want to go. It's just that...I have to. I can't spend the rest of my life hiding in the attic.
[...]
I don't want to be a burden[...]I want to do something with my life. Figure out ways to help other third kids. Make—make a difference in the world.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“the first tree shudder and fall, far off in the distance. Then he heard his mother call out the kitchen window: “Luke! Inside. Now.” He had never disobeyed the order to hide. Even as a toddler, barely able to walk in the backyard’s tall grass, he had somehow understood the fear in his mother’s voice. But on this day, the day they began taking the woods away, he hesitated. He took one extra breath of the fresh air, scented with clover and honeysuckle and—coming from far away—”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Maybe never again as long as I live.” He turned and walked into the”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Mother came over and gave Luke’s shoulder a reassuring squeeze before turning back to the stove. They had defied the Government once, with Luke. That had taken all the defiance they had in them. Maybe more.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“want to change history?” Luke made a stab at humor.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Staring into the ring of candles—proud that the number of his years finally made a ring, all around the cake”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“my parents are very good at bribery.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“saw the first tree shudder and fall, far off in the distance. Then he heard his mother call out the kitchen window: “Luke! Inside. Now.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“the backyard’s tall grass, he had somehow understood the fear in his mother’s voice. But on this day, the day they began taking the woods away, he hesitated. He took one extra breath of the fresh air, scented with clover and honeysuckle and—coming from far away—”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“Luke’s dad harrumphed, and paused in the midst of shoveling forkfuls of boiled potatoes into his mouth.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“angles from their former lofty positions in the sky. Their absence made everything look different, like a fresh haircut exposing a band of untanned skin on a forehead. Even from deep inside the kitchen, Luke could tell the trees were missing because everything was brighter, more open. Scarier.”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“smashed fly or the dead pig, gone stiff in the sun. It made his stomach feel funny even trying. “I don’t think it’s fair we’ve got to do Luke’s chores now,” Luke’s other brother,”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


“I wouldn’t even let your dad talk about . . .”
― Margaret Peterson Haddix, quote from Among the Hidden


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About the author

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Born place: in Washington Court House, The United States
Born date April 9, 1964
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