“The boy didn't know where he and his family were, other than one name: Mississippi.”
“Couldn’t get no closer and couldn’t get no further away.”
“The road lay long and black ahead of them and the heat was coming now through the thin soles of their shoes. There were young beans pushing up from the dry brown fields, tiny rows of green sprigs that stretched away in the distance.”
“That boy,” he said. “I’ve done him ever favor I could. Some folks you can’t do nothing with. Just sorry. God knows I’ve done plenty of drinking and stuff in my time, but I be damn if I ever tried to cheat anybody out of any money.”
“In the countryside by nights without the moon, there sometimes roamed an indigent, a recycled reject with eyes sifting the darkness and sorting the scattered scents, walking beside deep hollows and ditches of stinking water. The hours he kept were usually reserved for the drunk and the sleeping. With his sloe-lidded eyes that in the daytime tried to hide from the sun, he spied treasures all over the land. No thing unlocked was safe from his grasp, he who could squat in the road and talk to the dogs and still their dying growls, all save one”
“To truly be a medicine cat lies in a cat's heart, and all its five senses. You must be braver than warriors, wiser than a clan leader, humbler than the tiniest kit, more willing to learn than an apprentice...”
“No need to act, i let my fear show "He killed himself," i whispered.
Eve raised an eyebrow. "Fourteen times?"
"He had bad aim.”
“Câinele este întotdeauna oglinda stăpânului său şi cine se uită la unul, îl vede pe celălalt. Arată-mi câinele tău pentru a-ţi spune cine eşti . Ticălosul are drept câine un netrebnic. Hoţul, un hoţ. Ţăranul prost un câine grosolan. Omul politicos şi amabil un câine binecrescut.”
“To be sure, there were still a lot of people against us, but the very intensity of the fight over the meaning of the heap of meaning could only indicate that the matter was of the greatest significance. And significance was the same as meaning, and the greatest significance was therefore the same as the greatest meaning.
And I only doubted a tiny little bit.”
“There are so many cities in every single city.”
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