“It’s like you miss a year of your life,”
“said, “You spelled lemonade wrong. It’s an o, not an i.” But she thought, Oh, good! A lemonade stand. My favorite thing to do! The boys didn’t say anything. Jessie saw Evan’s mouth tighten up. “You want me to make the lemonade?” she asked.”
“Jessie reached for 'Ten Bright Ideas to Light Up Your Sales'. It was on her bedside table, right next to 'Charlotte's Web'. Jessie's hand hovered. She looked longingly at Wilbur and Fern watching Charlotte hanging b a thread.
But this was war, and she couldn't stop to read for fun.”
“All the nervousness she’d been feeling about skipping to fourth grade suddenly burbled up inside her.”
“sit back and watch the money roll in.”
“Trace listened to the story, but how could he get excited? Francis had no powers that would let him re-create a brush with death - particularly in the atmosphere of a commuting train, journeying through a sunny countryside where already, in the slum gardens, there were signs of harvest.”
“nix: "Do it, or the pictures go live!"
Witch shakes her fist at the sky, crying, "Damn you, Valkyrie! Damn you and your digital ways!”
“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
“Winning isn't everything," Eisenhower said faintly. "Sometimes, just knowing your family's safe and healthy and alive is even better.”
“What is the nature of the border between truth and lies? It is permeable and blurred because it is planted thick with rumour, confabulation, misunderstandings and twisted tales. Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door.”
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