Louis Sachar · 152 pages
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“Warning: Do not read this story right after eating. In fact, don't read it right before eating either. In fact, just to be safe, don't read this story if you're ever planning to eat again.”
“Love is different from most things. If I gave my piece of chalk to someone, then I wouldn't have it anymore. But when I give my love to someone, I end up with more love than I started with. The more love you give away, the more you have left.”
“Wayside school is falling down, falling down, falling down,
Wayside school is falling down my fair lady.
Kids go splat as they hit the ground, hit the ground, hit the ground,
Kids go splat as the hit the ground my fair lady
Broken bones and blood and gore, blood and gore, blood and gore,
Broken bones and blood and gore my fair lady.
We don't have to go to school no more, school no more, school no more,
We don't have to go to school no more my fair lady.”
“And what would you like, Sharie?" asked Miss Mush.
"What do you have?" asked Sharie.
"What else is there?" asked Sharie.
"Nothing" said Miss Mush.
"Okay" said Sharie. "I'll have that."
"Potato salad?" asked Miss Mush.
"No,nothing." said Sharie.”
“Wayside School is falling down, my”
“Love is different from most things...when I give my love to someone, I end up with more love than I started with. The more love you give away, the more you have left.”
“Just because I love Mister Jewls, it doesn't mean I can't also love you. Love is different from most things." She picked up a piece of chalk. "If I gave my piece of chalk to someone, then I wouldn't have it anymore. But when I give my love to someone, I end up with more love than I started with. The more love you give away, the more you have left.”
“Myron had named him “Oddly.” Myron had named him oddly. “Is”
“Look up and see His Word among the stars, where He has set your Name along with His. Look up and find your certain destiny the world would hide but God would have you see. C-ep.4. Let us wait here in silence, and kneel”
“Страшна не сама смерть, не смертная боль от ножей жатки, не вопль, не окровавленные обрубки ног… но то, что так легко умереть, уйти из жизни прежде, чем снова созреет пшеница.”
“It struck me that Lee was in many ways our true hero. Lee was the one who did the dirtiest jobs, quietly, without fuss, without going into big emotional scenes. He was so efficient, so reliable, so brave. Whenever we fell short, he made up the gap. I'm not just talking about the red hot moments, when enemy soldiers were shooting at us, when we were within a moment of death. I'm talking about the sourer times too, when we were so tired we could hardly remember to breathe, or we were so bored we'd pick at each other just for something to do, or so distressed we'd wish a soldier would come along and blow us into oblivion with an M16. At all those times Lee stood strong. He was like the Wirrawee grain silo. You could see the grain silo from miles away, tall and reliable. It stood for Wirrawee, and it gave you a safe comforting feeling to know it was there. That was how I'd felt about Lee during the war.”
“I saw Byzantium in a dream, and knew that I would die there. That vast city seemed to me a living thing: a great golden lion... I felt the dread jaws close on me as I stood screaming.
Then I awoke; but my waking brought neither joy nor relief. For I rose not to life, but to the terrible certainty of death. I was to die, and the golden towers of Byzantium would be my tomb. ~ Aidan”
“الشخص الحذر الاقتنائي يشعر بالأمان, غير انه بالضرورة يعيش في خطر كبير, فهو يعتمد في وجوده على ما يملك من مال ومكانة وحيثية, اي على شيء خارجه, فما الذي يبقى منه إن هو فقد ما يملك ؟ ذلك أن كل ما يملكه الإنسان أو يقتنيه يمكن أن يفقده. وغني عن الذكر أن الشخص إذا فقد ممتلكاته فإنه يفقد ايضا مكانته واصدقائه, كذلك يمكن في اي لحظة, طال الزمن ام قصر, ان يفقد حياته ذاتها.
إذا كنت انا هو ما املك, ثم فقدت ما املك, فمن اكون ؟ لن يبقى سوى شاهد مهزوم متضائل مثير للشفقة .. شاهد على اسلوب حياة خاطئ. فحيث إني يمكن أن افقد ما املك فأنا بالضرورة في قلق وخوف دائمين من امكان حدوث هذا, انا في خوف من اللصوص والتقلبات الاقتصادية والثورات والامراض والموت, كذلك انا في خوف من الحب والحرية والتطور والتغير. وفي خوف من المجهول, هكذا دائما في خوف وقلق, اعاني من امراض الذعر والوسوسة المزمنة, ليس فقط من فقدان الصحة, وانما من فقدان اي شيء آخر املكه, هكذا اتحول الى كائن مشغول بالدفاع عن نفسه, موسوس وحيد تتملكني الحاجة لامتلاك مزيد من الاشياء التي انشد فيها مزيدا من الحماية.”
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