17+ quotes from Half Way Home by Hugh Howey

Quotes from Half Way Home

Hugh Howey ·  368 pages

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“We held each other clumsily, four legs proving more stable than two, as we joined the others in running. Running and surviving.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“We survive in order to struggle. Struggling means we’re winning.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“When the headlights hit us, the rays acted like a steel blade slicing through our indecision. Our thoughts and plans fell away—as did our logic and ability to reason. All that remained was the urge to flee.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“I wanted to leave my decision-making behind, along with my responsibility for all future ones.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“Another thing I noticed was how quickly the human brain paired causal events. “A” leads to “B.” We love to make that link, however tenuous.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“Between the last glimmer of morning stars above, and the size of the leaves beneath me, the mountains provided one last blow to my ego—my sense of belonging to this universe—and made all else seem insignificant by comparison. “It’s”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“we could see manmade things. Colony things.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“straight shot. It’ll come via a circuitous route. Not just to delay the discovery but to confound your tracking. We sincerely hope you get it, this message from an aborted being that managed to revive and sustain itself, even with so much going against it. We live and we are on the cusp of prospering. Our planet holds secrets that could transform entire worlds into organized, precious metals—a treasure you will never claim.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“you were never designed to have freedom. You have a job to perform.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“a reminder of the day we were born underwater and on fire.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“We labored to understand before we learned how dear knowledge had become, that in the war between nations to dominate so much new territory, ideas had transmuted into a new currency recognizable to all and immediately transferable. Intellectual property rights now serve as an ephemeral gold, weightless and invisible, priceless artifacts one can slip into the folds of his or her brain and smuggle anywhere, undetected.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“I felt worse than blind—I felt cursed with an inability to perceive even the void.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“And why wouldn’t Pete have said something to me about him going?”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“Intellectual property rights now serve as an ephemeral gold, weightless and invisible, priceless artifacts one can slip into the folds of his or her brain and smuggle anywhere, undetected.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“the exhaustion and mania of near-death popping in my brain like tiny bubbles.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“She had arrived at the last stages of some disassembly line, one we all were traveling down and couldn’t seem to get off.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


“Hickson was on the platform with him,” the first boy said. “No way was this an accident.”
― Hugh Howey, quote from Half Way Home


About the author

Hugh Howey
Born place: in Charlotte, NC, The United States
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