Quotes from The Power of Six

Pittacus Lore ·  406 pages

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“The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“The key to change is letting go of the fear.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“If you ever know a man who tries to drown his sorrows, kindly inform him his sorrows know how to swim.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Where are you originally from?”
“The planet Lorien, three hundred million miles away.”
“Must have been a long trip, John Smith.”
“Took almost a year. Next time I’m bringing a book.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



“Being in love is a very strange thing. Your thoughts constantly drift towards this other person, no matter what you’re doing. You could be reaching for a glass in the cupboard or brushing your teeth or listening to someone tell a story, and your mind will just start drifting towards their face, their hair, the way they smell, wondering what they’ll wear, and what they’ll say the next time they see you. And on top of the constant dream state you’re in, your stomach feels like it’s connected to a bungee cord, and it bounces and bounces around for hours until it finally lodges itself next to your heart.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“My experiences have taught me that things rarely improve with a simple change of scenery.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I don’t know; I still like the name Six. Maren
Elizabeth was when I was a different person, and right now Six just feels right. It can be short for something if someone asks.”
Sam looks over. “For what? Sixty?”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Bad day?"
"Every day is a bad day here."
"Eh, this place isnt't so terrible."
"How are you always cheerful?"
"Alcohol," he says with a sideways grin.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Sam picks the stone up and clenches his entire body in deep concentration. Nothing happens. " Oh come on," he says to the stone. " I promise to use it for the power of good. No girls' locker rooms, I swear.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



“I work my hardest and she still kicks the crap out of me.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Even when the world throws it worst and then turns in its back, there is still always hope”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“You kick ass Sam. And don't forget it”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“You guys are ridiculous," he says, retreating back to the kitchen.
"Your flirting just scared the hell out of me."
"Scared the hell out of me too.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I swear, Six is going to kill us, or worse, maybe she's about to be killed by a swarm of Mogs and we're here lying in the grass about to go through a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



“I’ve done what Lorien has intended me to do, and that’s to undo damage that’s been inflicted on those who don’t deserve it.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“The word of God is my vow.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“If he had one true love, then he wanted you to have one, too.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“The wind is knocked out of me; and when I look up, I see Nine spitting blood out. He's grinning.
"Are you crazy?" I ask. "You're enjoying this?"
"I've been locked up for over a year. This is the best day of my life!”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I[John/Four] scratched Bernie Kosar's head. I don't think I could get used to calling him Hadley, but maybe I could get used to calling Six Maren Elizabeth. "I think you should take on a human name," I say. "If not Maren Elizabeth, then something else. I mean, at least for when we're in front of strangers."

Everyone grows silent, and I reach behind me into the Chest for the velvet bag holding the Lorien's solar system. I set the six planets and the sun in my palm and watch them hover and glow to life. As the planets begin to orbit their sun, I find that I am able to dim their brightness with my mind. I intentionally lose myself in them, successfully forgetting just for a few moments that I might ba seeing Sarah soon.

Six turns to look at the faint solar system that floats in front of my chest, and then she finally says. "I don't know; I still like the name Six. Maren Elizabeth was when I was a different person, and right now Six just feels right. It can be short for something if Someone asks."

Sam looks over. "For what? Sixty?”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



“And that’s about all any of us can really hope for, to die with our dignity, to die with honor and valor. To die knowing we did everything we could.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I jerk around and see Sister Dora, a portly woman who's the head cook in the kitchen, staring daggers at me. This is nothing new. She stares daggers at everyone who walks through the lunch line holding a tray, as though our needing sustenance is a personal affront.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I drop the other Chest to the ground in shock. "What number are you? I'm Four."
He squints at me and then offers his hand. "I'm Nine. Good job staying alive, Number Four.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“I fell in love with painting. Painting allows me to see things as I want to and not necessarily as they are, it's an escape, a way to preserve thoughts and memories, a way to create hopes and dreams.
- Marina”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Show me a man without vice and I'll show you one without virtue!”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



“And I'm certain one day, you'll make it back home.

With love,
Your friend and Cêpan,
-H”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Being in love is a very strange thing. Your thoughts constantly drift towards this other person, no matter what you're doing.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Strength, confidence, humility and love. Hector Ricardo's four tenets of life.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“Nine, now eight. Are the rest of you out there?”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six


“If you ever see a man trying to drown his sorrows, kindly remind him that his sorrows can swim.”
― Pittacus Lore, quote from The Power of Six



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