Obert Skye · 368 pages
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“there is no moment more precious than the exact moment you are living now”
“There are some things your mind has been hiding from you.”
“I am what I am because I have made myself so.”
“You have food?" Winter scolded. "I thought you said you were hungry."
I'm hungry for other things besides what I have," [Clover] argued.”
“Well, it's not my fault that you can't manage your money.'
You threw away my purse.'
I thought it was an enemy.”
“There is no moment more precious than the exact moment they are living. And that exact moment has a lot to do with how future moments play out.”
“He came into the world like a delivery that no one knew what to do with, and nobody wanted to sign for.”
“What was that you gave me to eat?" Winter panicked.
A Filler Crisp," Clover said, his eyes seventy percent concerned and thirty percent mischievous.”
“[Clover] secretly hitched a ride with a nice German couple and their new baby...Clover appeared to the baby, so as to be a delightful, soothing surprise. Well, the child did like Clover. In fact, she held him and cooed. When the parents turned around to look at her and saw their child holding a furry, living creature, they needlessly panicked.”
“Not likely. Dreams are pretty and usually involve horses or rainbows or castles, or big-”
“What-ifs are for fools. We are here because are meant to be.”
“The car emitted on last gasp and rolled to a stop, in the middle of the Altlantic Ocean. "We're here," Leven tried to joke.”
“There is no dignity in a crying toothpick.”
“Cats learned how to fly that evening,...”
“There is nothing quite as painful as a truly awkward silence.”
“A true thing about seeds is that they don't always stay seeds. In addition, most seeds grow up to be something. Some become plants or trees that then go about producing more seeds. Some seeds get popped and eaten and...well, you probably have a pretty good idea of what happens to things after they get eaten.
Some seeds are dried, some are pressed for oil, and some simply end up in bean bags or as the rattle in a baby's toy. It's probably fair to say that the life and times of a seed isn't necessarily the most exciting thing in the world, but what the seed lacks in excitement, it makes up for in miracles.
It's a miracle that a tiny seed can change from a dot in your palm into a towering tree whose wood can be made into the home you live in or the paper books are printed on.”
“There is nothing quite as painful as a truly awkward silence. If you have fallen in love and you tell the object of your affection how you feel and she simply stares at you, the air still and empty, that's awkward. Perhaps you finally get up the nerve to ask your boss for a raise and after you master the courage to blurt out your request he lets it hang there in the open air. This can be an awkward silence as well. But for some reason both these examples pale in comparison to the kind of uncomfortable silence a person might experience when trapped in the stomach of a colossal snake, miles under ground, where there is nothing but total darkness and the sound of your own self taking your final hot breathes of musty, stale air, after you've just heard the news that the one person who you believe could save you just because he is so big and powerful is hiding out in the pocket of a friend as a . . . toothpick”
“Leven Thumps, you are incredibly more than you believe yourself to be." - Colver”
“Never have I met a person doing terrible things who would meet my own eyes peacefully. To gaze into another person's face is to do two things: to recognize their humanity, and to assert your own.”
“Not everything about me is cute."
"That's true, some things are cute. The rest are sexy. Astonishing, agonizingly sexy. It's a wonder I can get anything done at all, when all I ever think about is the way your lips taste or how your fingertips feel on my skin or how your legs are..."
"Adrian, shut up.”
“God fearing and man hating. Sugar sugar. There was so much sugar in the way they pretended to treat each other that I suffered from diabetes of the soul.”
“◦"At the deepest level of Being, you are one with all that is”
“Soon comes the day all shall be free. Even you, and even me. Soon comes the day all shall die. Surely you, but never I.
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