Louis Sachar · 144 pages
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“You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.”
“It's funny how a person can be right all the time and still be wrong.”
“Dana had four beautiful eyes. She wore glasses. But her eyes were so beautiful that the glasses only made her prettier. With two eyes she was pretty. With four eyes she was beautiful. With six eyes she would have been even more beautiful. And if she had a hundred eyes, all over her face and her arms and her feet, why, she would have been the most beautiful creature in the world.”
“My dog, Pugsy, was hit by a car,”
“You need a reason to be sad. You don’t need a reason to be happy.”
“Dameon had hazel eyes with little black dots in the middle of each of them. The dots were called pupils.”
“have to. You don’t understand, and it’s okay. I don’t want you to worry about me.” His carefree tone made her panic and stutter out stupid half-ass words. “Bye, Rosie,” he said, regretfully. “You don’t need to do this!” she gasped, finally finding her voice. “Don’t you dare hang up, dammit! I mean it.” After many seconds of nothing, he whispered a perplexed, “Or what?” She shot out of her chair. “Or … I will be so very angry at you! And hurt!” she knew she was crossing every line possible, but her gut said he was dead serious—stupid pun unintended. ”
“Light, expensive and yet spartan in that cool modern way that is not intentionally minimalist, just somewhat soulless. A room that demands efficiency so that you can get the hell out of it.”
“She dreamed of leaving, but she had too little exposure to the world to imagine where to go.”
“La diferencia entre nosotros y los animales es que nosotros podemos emplear palabras. ¿Correcto? Nosotros expandimos nuestro entorno. Aprendemos a través de la palabra escrita. Jamás llegaríamos a saber nada sobre lugares lejanos como Siam si no pudiéramos leer.”
“It is as great an error to speak well of a worthless man as to speak ill of a good man.”
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