“Each soul, each person, has to find their own way - learn their own lessons ... It's all those rough bits that make us stronger.”
“Music is one of the highest art forms there is. It can define a life, change a life, or even safe a life, in just three short minutes.”
“There are only two emotions, love and fear. Love and fear is all there is--everything else is just an offshoot, motivated by those two.”
“Appearances are really just manifestations of how we see ourselves. And so, with that in mind, the way you see yourself, well, it has a direct effect on what you become, and how others see you.”
Oh boy, did he ramble.
He rambled in a way that was nothing but
a bunch of bippidy blah blah to my ears.
Rambled in a way that made my head go
all dizzy and squeezy.”
“Free will is a powerful thing. Sometimes it's the only way to realize your true destiny.”
“dreamweaves were doing more harm than good. They were endangering people, making them believe in a false sense of security. Resulting in a population of delusional people, running around, taking unnecessary risks. And I think we all know that nothing good comes of that!”
“Love and fear. Love and fear is all there is—everything else is just an offshoot, motivated by those two.”
“Can I come back tomorrow? And if so, do I get to go first?”
“seen my grandfather, who’d always seemed so old and serious in all of his photos, whooping and hollering as he surfed a fifty-foot wave.”
“Heya, newbie!” Newbie? I squinted. Not quite sure how to take that.”
“We must have a religion — it goes without saying — but my idea is, to have it cut up into forty free sects, so that they will police each other, as had been the case in the United States in my time. Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, preserved for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition. That wasn’t law; it wasn’t gospel: it was only an opinion — my opinion, and I was only a man, one man: so it wasn’t worth any more than the pope’s — or any less, for that matter.”
“Ugh! Erin. You have a one-track mind."
She smiled deviously. "I prefer to think of it as target-driven.”
“In the second row was a boy named Doon Harrow. He sat with his shoulders hunched, his eyes squeezed shut in concentration, and his hands clasped tightly together. His hair looked rumpled, as if he hadn’t combed it for a while. He had dark, thick eyebrows, which made him look serious at the best of times and, when he was anxious or angry, came together to form a straight line across his forehead. His brown corduroy jacket was so old that its ridges had flattened out.”
“They do make love stories for girls with black hearts after all. They go like this.”
“Why do I constantly feel as if all of you are speaking a foreign language? What is ‘grabbing a burger at the Hard Rock’ supposed to mean? (Julian)
The Hard Rock Café is a restaurant. (Grace)
You eat at a place that advertises its food is hard as a rock? (Julian)”
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