25+ quotes from Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Quotes from Pax

Sara Pennypacker ·  278 pages

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“Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“The plain truth can be the hardest thing to see when it's about yourself. If you don't want to know the truth, you'll do anything to disguise it.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Sometimes the apple rolls very far from the tree.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Oh, let me tell you, feelings are all dangerous. Love, hope... Ha! Hope! You talk about dangerous, eh? No, you can't avoid any of them. We all own a beast called anger. It can serve us: many good things come out of anger at bad things; many unjust things are made just. But first we all have to figure out how to civilize it.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“no matter how bad things got, we could always make ourselves new again.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet? They're the same thing, Peter said, the answer sudden and sure, although a surprise to him.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“We all own a beast called anger. It can serve us: many good things come of anger at bad things; many unjust things are made just. But first we all have to figure out how to civilize it.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“You going back for your home or for your pet?” “They’re the same thing,”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“It's a Buddhist concept. Nonduality. It's about oneness, about how things that seem to be separate are really connected to one another. There are no separations...This is not just a piece of wood. This is also the clouds that brought the rain that watered the tree, and the birds that nested in it and the squirrels that fed on its nuts. It is also the food my grandparents fed me that made me strong enough to cut the tree, and it's the steel in the axe I used. And it's how you know your fox, which allowed you to carve him yesterday. And it's the story you will tell your children when you give this to them. All these things are separate but also one, inseparable. Do you see?”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Oneness is always growing in the world, boy. Two but not two. It's always there, connecting its roots, humming. I can't be part of it--that's the price I pay for taking myself away. But you can be. You can vibrate with its heartbeat. You may be on your own. But you won't be alone.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace. Eat.” Peter”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“but distrust is no match for kindness administered consistently and unmeasured, especially in creatures new to the world.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“This war that is coming—are you sure it will harm all in its path? Even the youth? Everything. It will destroy everything. Pax”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“[A] baseball field was the only place where he felt he was exactly where he was born to be.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Pax? That’s his name? It means ‘peace,’ you know.” Peter knew that—lots of people had told him. “But”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Vola: So which is it? You going back for your home or for your pet?
Peter: They're the same thing.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“We all own a beast called anger. It”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace. Eat.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“She said it meant that no matter how bad things got, we could always make ourselves new again.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“what if he was like his father, with that threatening kind of anger, the kind that was always simmering, the kind that could boil over at any time and hurt everyone in the way? The apologies afterward never healed the damage.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“It is now. But a trip like this? You will find something to fill it with. A truth of your own, that you discover on your own.”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Oh, let me tell you, feelings are all dangerous. Love, hope...Ha! Hope! You talk about dangerous, eh? No, you can't avoid them. We all own a beast called anger. It can serve us: many good things come of anger at bad things; many unjust things are made just. But first we all have to figure out how to civilize it" -Vola”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“Vola eyed him as she sawed a slice off a ham joint”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“I have twenty acres of trees to care for. And I’m a wood-carver. You thought they were weapons?” Peter”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


“You’re going to work some puppets for me. Marionettes. That sound too hard?” “Marionettes?”
― Sara Pennypacker, quote from Pax


About the author

Sara Pennypacker
Born place: in The United States
Born date December 9, 1951
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