Dave Pelzer · 340 pages
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“You have to understand that in a person's life there are a few precious moments in which decisions, choices that you make now, will affect you for the rest of your life.”
“David what your mother did to you was wrong. Verry wrong.No child deserves to be treated like that. She's sick.”
“I just don't want to forget this first day of the rest of my life!”
“well, young man," the judge began, what it biols down to this if the court so desires and if you belive that your home setting is undesirable... you may return and desire with your mother at your home residents”
“The first two ultimate rules of being a foster child that I had learned while at Aunt Mary’s were never to become too attached to anyone and never to take someone’s home for granted.”
“bent down in front of the vent and turned my head, coughing from the dark smoke. A small, red orange fire began to take form. In a flash I grabbed the can of lighter fluid”
“lets go of my ear and opens the front door. “Get out!” she screeches. “Get out of my house! I don’t like you! I don’t want you! I never loved you! Get the hell out of my house!” I freeze. I’m not sure of this game. My brain begins to spin with all the options of what Mother’s real intentions may be. To survive, I have to think ahead. Father steps in front of me. “No!” he cries out. “That’s”
“Children who had difficulty in learning basic skills were to be given special instruction to remedy those weak or unlearned skills.”
“When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.”
“(As brain cells die from oxygen starvation, euphoria sets in, and one last, grand erection.)”
“O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?”
“Getting the clearest possible image of your desired outcomes is a most useful method for communicating with Self 2,”
“you have to keep upping the ante: run farther, run faster, run uphill. If you don’t keep pushing and pushing and pushing some more, the body will settle into homeostasis, albeit at a different level than before, and you will stop improving. This”
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