Quotes from BoneMan's Daughters

Ted Dekker ·  401 pages

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“Evil was predictable, always painfully expected.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“no one wanted to look at the common evils of society. Very few were willing to put aside their own pursuit of happiness long enough to consider the effects of greed and jealousy around them. From what she'd seen, humans were essentially troubled. For every one behind bars, another ten deserved to be behind bars, but that would put one in ten Americans behind bars.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“Knowing you’re worthless doesn’t give you value any more than knowing you are a captive sets you free.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“She was having some difficulty piecing together exactly why she deserved to be in this place, but she wasn't stupid enough to deny that in the end life was cruel and didn't pay attention to what was fair.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“He read reports, examined evidence, and poured more reports up the chain than the Pentagon could read. Nothing short of a human sieve. But in the end he was just one small piece on this game board called war. End of story”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters



“When you step away from it all, you lose perspective.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“The world didn’t like to look at the dark underside very often. But that didn’t change the ugliness; it only ensured that those who perpetuated the ugliness were left alone to kill and maim and rape.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“He was as needy as she was. Alvin Finch only wanted to be needed. Loved. And absent of either, he resorted to deflecting his pain by killing. Just like a teenager might resort to deflecting the pain of rejection by cutting. People did a lot of crazy things to be wanted.”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


“Yes, well… that’s not good. I—” “A lot’s happened in this last month,”
― Ted Dekker, quote from BoneMan's Daughters


About the author

Ted Dekker
Born place: in Indonesia
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