“There was nothing I wished I'd said to him. There was nothing I wished I hadn't said.”
“For some reasonthen, I remember how Sam hated to be laughed at, and all of the times I did it anyway, because I wanted him to feel stupid, and I wonder how anybody can be cruel to someone they love. How can anyone do anything but love each other and be kind when at the end of it all, waiting quietly, sure as the dark at the end of the loveliest day, is only this?”
“Some people can't fit the mould that's made for them...They get squashed in. And it's hard for them to leave, but it's harder for them to stay. They have to find other ways to be.”
“Soon I will be older than him, but I'll always chase him anyway, like a little sister, and always he'll be running just along at the edges of things, and always he'll be turning a corner, just ahead.”
“When you want things to change, you have to do something different.”
“The sky was the colour of a sucked-out blue ice-pop”
“Okay, I'll move the lawn chairs. (Axel)”
“You have waged bitter and undeclared war upon the green, gutting the rain forests, mile after mile, day after day, but know this: the war has come home! It is man's turn to embrace the scythe.”
“I should go. My date..."
"That wasn't on the agenda for tonight."
He gave me a wicked grin.
“We can’t see in the dark. There is nothing to light the way, so we stumble. We grope around hoping to find our way safe and sound. But there is nothing to grasp onto, and in the dark we can’t see those who could help us.”
“We’re wayfaring strangers. We’re born alone, we die alone.”
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