“Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?”
“We didn't Make this World we're just the Poor Fools who are living in it.”
“That's your solution? Have a cookie?' Astrid asked. 'No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,' Sam said. 'But a cookie never hurts.”
“It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.”
“It's vital to keep a sense of humour when the world seems to have suddenly become a very strange place.”
“I had a polynomial once. My doctor removed it.”
“It's not about who's got powers, morons. It's about who's not afraid. And who's going to do what has to be done.”
“Sam had a DVD in his hand. He said, "Yesterday I sent Edilio to the power plant to get two things. First, a cache of automatic weapons from the guardhouse.
"Yeah. Not just for us to have, but to make sure the other side doesn't get them."
"Now we have an arms race," Astrid said.
Her tone seemed to irritate Sam. "You want me to leave them for Caine?"
"I wasn't criticizing, just... you know. Ninth graders with machine guns; it's hard to make that a happy story."
Sam relented. He even grinned. "Yeah. The phrase 'ninth graders with machine guns' isn't exactly followed by 'have a nice day'.”
“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion.”
“welcome to the FAYZ. Wherever, whenever or whyever that is”
“Let me guess: you're secretly a wizard who was raised by muggles.”
“Sam was slow getting up. To Quinn he looked like an old man standing up after slipping on the ice. But he looked up at Quinn and performed a sort of salute.
I owe you, Quinn."
I'm sorry I didn't get him," Quinn answered.
Sam shook his head. "Man, don't ever be sorry you don't want to kill someone.”
“Ninth graders with machine guns: its hard to make that a happy story.”
“You'll never have complete control, Caine. This world is changing all the time. Animals. People. Who knows what's next? We didn't' make this world, we're just the poor fools who are living in it.”
“So many things I'm not, and so few things I am.”
“but I know you're the brightest shooting star in the sky - Astrid”
“The point is,” Caine continued, “you and I share something in common, Sam. We were born just three minutes apart.”
Sam felt a tingle go up his spine.
“Three minutes,” Caine said, moving closer. “You go first. And then me.”
“No,” Sam said. “It can’t be.”
“It can,” Caine said. “It is. And you are… brother.”
“Man, don't ever be sorry you don't want to kill someone.”
"Interesting. Me, I've always wanted to know who my real parents were."
"Let me guess: you're secretly a wizard who was raised by muggles.”
“He found a set of encyclopedias—like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky.”
“And sometimes when you lie to me Sometimes I’ll lie to you And there isn’t a thing you could possibly do All these half-destroyed lives Aren’t as bad as they seem But now I see blood and I hear people scream Then I wake up And it’s just another bad dream . . .”
“I came up with myself. FAYZ. Spelled F-A-Y-Z. It stands for Fallout Alley Youth Zone. Fallout Alley, and nothing but kids." Howard laughed his mean laugh. "Don't worry, Astrid, it's just a FAYZ. Get it? Just a FAYZ.”
“What’s happened so far? Coyotes evolved limited powers of speech. Worms developed teeth and became aggressive and territorial. Snakes grew wings and developed a new form of metamorphosis. Some of us developed powers. So far there’s been a lot of strange, but not a lot of stupid. This, though, this”—she aimed her finger at the carcass of the monstrosity—“is just stupid.”
“Sometimes I think He looks down and says, "Wow, look what those idiots are up to now. I guess I better help them along a little.”
“Who am I? I’m the Breeze, bitch!”
“She placed her palm over his wound, pressing as hard as she dared.
She would stop the blood.
She would hold him and stop his life from escaping.
She would hold life inside him and he wouldn’t die”
“That's your solution? Have a cookie?”
“The pain was her whole world now. Pain and fear.”
“He's one kind of person, you're another. When life is going along normally, you're sort of the same. But when life turns strange and scary, when there's a crisis, suddenly you're completely different people.”
“(...) Arthur ne aminteşte adesea (şi lui însuşi) că emoţia are puterea de a ascunde şi de a falsifica cunoaşterea; că lumea întreagă capătă un aspect senin atunci când avem motive să ne bucurăm şi unul întunecat şi posomorât atunci când ne copleşeşte părerea de rău”
“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.”
“Prolific irony - For 8 years, the finger on the button that could end the world belonged to a president who couldn't pronounce the word "nuclear.”
“Shane wasn't the type to force a smile. He was born with one slapped on his face.”
“I know, child. What do you think's keeping me on this earth? Not easy to let go that kind of love. That kind of love's got the power to hold you tethered to a world you should have left a long time ago.”
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