Quotes from The Kneebone Boy

Ellen Potter ·  288 pages

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“All great adventures have moments that are really crap.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“Look, when do the really interesting things happen? Not when you've brushed your teeth and put on your pyjamas and are cozy in bed. They happen when you are cold and uncomfortable and hungry and don't have a roof over your head for the night.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“It's alarming how quickly people adjust to adventures when they are in one. You really have to work at being astonished by life.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“Memory, in my opinion, is a complete noodle. It hangs on the silliest things but forgets the stuff that really matters.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“People should have all their big adventures while they're still under the age of fourteen. If you don't, you start to lose your passion for big adventures. It just begins to fade away bit by bit and then you forget you ever wanted adventures in the first place.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy



“They [the Hardscrabbles]never enjoyed it when adults playfully lied to them. The adults always think they're being amusing and imaginative, just like children. But kids never lie playfully. They lie as if their lives depended on it.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“It was the right and responsible thing to do, so they put it off until later.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“Rubbish," Max said. "Anyone can put on clumpy boots and pierce themselves silly. A truly dangerous person would be someone you'd never even look at twice.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“Then she probably would have waved back," Max said. "And it might be a he."
"Ha! Not likely," Lucia said. "Didn't you notice them?"
"Them what?" Max asked.
"Her... you know. She has breasts, Max! What do you think that is on her chest?"
"I think it's a pair of crossed arms," Max said.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


“Give that man a Pixy Stix," Haddie said.
"A what?" Lucia asked.
"Hold on." She left then returned a moment later with a handful of colorful straws, one of which she threw at Max like a dart. He caught it in midair. That impressed Haddie and she tossed him another, just to see if he could do it again. He fumbled that one.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy



“Then Lucia said, "So what do we do now?"

"Nothing," Otto said. "Things will go on as just they always have.”
― Ellen Potter, quote from The Kneebone Boy


About the author

Ellen Potter
Born place: New York City, The United States
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