Obert Skye · 363 pages
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“You're kidding, right?" Ezra barked. "We're not just going to wait." "I suppose we could help people clean up a bit," "Girl!" Ezra called out. "Big eyes!" Winter turned from what she was looking at. "Are you talking to me?”
“I found a copy of Leven's birth certificate and was surprised to see his birth name listed as E. Leven Thumps. I assume the E. stands for Elton, and I have no idea why they didnt spell it out, but it's intresting to think that it took exactly eleven whacks or thumps to down the oldest tree.”
“There are people who believe in you. You might not always believe that yourself, but there are—parents, teachers, neighbors, relatives, me. I know that no matter what is thrown at you, you’ll recover amazingly.”
“Take me to my new trailer,” Ezra ordered Dennis.
Dennis didn't move.
“What, did you not hear me?” Ezra raged. “I'm standing on your deaf ear?”
Dennis just stood there calmly.
Ezra slapped his own forehead with his right hand and sighed—civility didn’t come easy. And here Dennis was standing his ground and demanding he be treated right.
“Please,” Ezra said, defeated.
Dennis turned away from Elton and walked confidently toward the new RV the U.S. government had brought in for Ezra.
“Some people and their inflated egos,” Ezra sniffed.
Dennis just smiled.”
“Sometimes we underestimate the impact we have on other people's lives. Everybody living, no matter how miserable his or her life may be or how glorious each day is, makes an impact on others.”
“In the beginning of time, there was nothing except darkness and primordial flood. Then out of this darkness, desire was born. Desire was the primal seed, the germ of creation.”
“Everyone has a darker nature, Caeden. Everyone. Good men fear it, and evil men embrace it.”
“You must define success as making the complete effort to maximize your ability, skills, and potential in whatever circumstances—good or bad—may exist.”
“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via.
That's my philosophy. Its a quote from the past. "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”
“All decisions are different in hindsight. Maybe all we can do is make the best decisions we can in the moment, using the best information we have right then.”
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