“You know people who read are a lot more tolerant and open-minded than those who don’t.” “Great,”
“Decker looked behind him. 'That's nice.'
'What?' said Mars, looking too.
'Where the NAACP office was they built a public library. You know people who read are a lot more tolerant and open-minded than those who don't.'
'Great, so let's get everybody in the world a library card.”
“His jumpsuit was white, and on the back were the letters D and R printed in black. They stood for “death row”. Mars had equated it to a snake’s rattle, warning folks to stay the hell away.”
“posting will be at the unemployment office.” “I don’t think”
“So the criminals win, that's what you're saying? For now they do. But it's a long game, Jamison. And I always play for the long game.”
“He filled a bowl with cereal that looked like twigs a squirrel had pooped out.”
“Montgomery dude said he killed my parents.”
“He would have been forty-two years old in two months. His forty-first had been his very last birthday, as it turned out.”
“Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be.”
“I knew I had to live. I had to be there when you came back. You died alone, but I wouldn't let you come back alone.”
“I picture heaven as a vast library, with unlimited volumes to read. And paintings and statues to examine galore. I picture it as a great doorway to learning. Do you think the hereafter could be like that?”
“It was a surprise, and a delight, to see children devour books. Without ever knowing it, they were receiving an education.”
“When you love someone, you don't want to hurt them, even if they deserve to be hurt. When you love someone, you want to hurt them, even when they don't deserve to be hurt.”
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