“Chet! What are you eating?”
Nothing. It was true. The eating part was over.”
“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved.”
“Often, maybe even usually, Bernie ended up being the smartest human in the room. Tonight was different.”
“A wild-goose chase! I’d heard that expression so many times but never been on one. It sounded like the most exciting thing in the whole world. Yes, I wanted to go on a wild-goose chase, and if that meant Vegas, so be it.”
“Snacks taste better when you’re hungry, but do they ever actually taste bad? I ask you.”
“The cat saw me at once, of course, and every hair on his body stood straight up, and he made a sound like the mountain lion's roar but much tinier. That's all cats are - midget lions. I'm nobody's midget, baby.”
“There is a thin line of me, wavering and not strong, that wants to learn the language of beasts and water and night.”
“Lost friend, lost child, lost parent, sister, brother, husband, wife, we will not so discard you! You shall hold your cherished places in our Christmas hearts, and by our Christmas fires; and in the season of immortal hope, and on the birthday of immortal mercy, we will shut out Nothing!”
“In 1939, Simon & Schuster published ADDRESS UNKNOWN as a book and sold fifty thousand copies, a huge number in those years. Hamish Hamilton followed suit in England with a British edition, and foreign translations were begun. But 1939 was also the year of Blitzkrieg; within months most of Europe was under the domination of Adolph Hitler, the Dutch translation disappeared, and the only other European appearance of ADDRESS UNKNOWN was on the Reichskommisars list of banned books. So the story remained unknown on the continent for the next sixty years, despite its great impact and success in the U.S. and England. Author”
“هنوز هم لاغر و استخوانیام ولی عضله پیدا کرده ام و چروکهای ریزی به چهرهام خط کشیدهاند. زشت نیستم ولی جذاب هم نیستم. بیشتر به درخت شبیهام تا به انسان؛ تنهٔ درخت کوچک جانسخت و قهوهای رنگی که به تمام نیروی خود محتاج است تا زنده بماند.”
“Anger is simply momentary madness, and sometimes there is strength in silence. After all, he is only throwing words, not stones.”
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