“Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.”
“In order to know your enemy, you must become your enemy.”
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
“To obtain victory by any means and with any weapon.”
“It is our duty to ensure we have a peace worth fighting for.”
“Why?’ asked Jack. ‘Because I chopped the man’s head off.”
“The best part of my life is gone, and what remains is whizzing past so quickly I feel like I'm Krazy-Glue'ed onto a mechanical bull of a time machine.”
“. . . I feel we don’t really need scriptures. The entire life is an open book, a scripture. Read it. Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food. If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures? (233)”
“I wasn’t sure how I’d gone from feeling sorry towards Jeane to baiting her into a full-on strop-attack. It was just she was so full of bullshit and someone needed to call her on it and … and … she reacted so beautifully. You just lit the fuse, stood well back and watched her explode.”
“Weird how I can feel so frail and tiny sometimes, and other times so brave and bold and reckless and free, and . . . Does everybody feel the same? When people get grown-up, do they always feel grown-up and sensible and sorted out and . . . And do I want to feel grown-up? Do I want to stop feeling . . . paradoxical, nonsensical? Do I want to stop being crackers? Do I want to be destrangified? O yes, sometimes I want nothing more - but it only lasts a moment, then O I want to be the strangest and crakerest of everybody.”
“Like standing in a creek with the water flowing against your legs, you know?”
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