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  • #1
    Neal Shusterman
    “Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #2
    Neal Shusterman
    “Stupid dreams. Even the good ones are bad, because they remind you how poorly reality measures up.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #3
    Neal Shusterman
    “...One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have-people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #4
    Neal Shusterman
    “In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #5
    Neal Shusterman
    “You can't change laws without first changing human nature.'
    -Nurse Greta

    You can't change human nature without first changing the law.'
    -Nurse Yvonne”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #6
    Neal Shusterman
    “Nice socks.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #7
    Neal Shusterman
    “You...you lost your faith?"
    "No...just my convictions. I still very much believe in God- just not a god who condones human tithing."
    Lev begins to feel himself choking up with an unexpected flood of feeling, all the emotions that had been building up throughout their talk- throughout the weeks- arriving all at once like a sonic boom.
    "I never knew there was a choice.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #8
    Neal Shusterman
    “What he's really saying is: Please be a human being. With a life so full of rules and regiments, it's so easy to forget that's what they are. She knows—she sees—how often compassion takes a back seat to expediency.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #9
    Neal Shusterman
    “Roland glares at Connor and Connor glares back. Then he says what he always says at moments like this.
    "Nice socks."
    Although Roland doesn't look down right away, it derails him just enough for him to back off. He doesn't check to see if his socks match until he thinks Connor isn't looking. And the moment he does, Connor snickers. Small victories are bet­ter than none.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #10
    Neal Shusterman
    “His life has been like a ballpark, hasn't it? All lines, structure, and rules, never changing. But now he's been hit over the wall into unknown territory.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #11
    Neal Shusterman
    “I gotta go to the bathroom," Emby mumbles.
    "You should have thought of that before you left," says Hayden, putting on his best mother voice. "How many times do we have to tell you? Always use the potty before climbing into a shipping crate.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #12
    Theodore Roethke
    “How body from spirit slowly does unwind, until we are pure spirit at the end.”
    Theodore Roethke

  • #13
    Neal Shusterman
    “You may feel a tugging sensation near your ankles.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #15
    Patrick Ness
    “Here's what I think," I say and my voice is stronger and thoughts are coming, thoughts that trickle into my noise like whispers of truth. "I think maybe everybody falls," I say. "I think maybe we all do. And I don't think that's the asking."
    I pull on her arms gently to make sure she's listening.
    "I think the asking is whether we get back up again.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #16
    Patrick Ness
    “You starting to feel hope yet?" Viola asks, her voice curious.
    "No," I say, fuddling my noise. "You?"
    Her eyebrows are up but she shakes her head. "No, No."
    "But we're going anyway."
    "Oh, yeah," Viola says. "Hell or high water."
    "It'll probably be both," I say.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #17
    Patrick Ness
    “War is like a monster," he says, almost to himself. "War is the devil. It starts and it consumes and it grows and grows and grows." He's looking at me now. "And otherwise normal men become monsters, too.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go
    tags: war

  • #18
    Patrick Ness
    “But a knife ain't just a thing, is it? It's a choice, it's something you do. A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don't. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again. ”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #19
    Patrick Ness
    “Too much talking," I say. "Not enough running.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #20
    Patrick Ness
    “Whereas the town knows all about you already and wants to know more and wants to beat you with what it knows till how can you have any of yourself left at all?" ~pg 11”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #21
    Patrick Ness
    “When luck ain't with you, it's against you.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #22
    Patrick Ness
    “The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say.
    About anything.
    "Need a poo, Todd."
    "Shutup, Manchee."
    "Poo. Poo, Todd."
    "I said shut it.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #23
    Patrick Ness
    “Knowledge is dangerous.”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #24
    Patrick Ness
    “...That it's making a dare to the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?”
    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • #25
    Neal Shusterman
    “I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #26
    Neal Shusterman
    “I was asking if unwinding kills you, or if it leaves you alive somehow. C'mon—it's not like we haven't thought about it." (...)
    What do you think, Connor?" asks Hayden. "What hap­pens to your soul when you get unwound?"
    Who says I even got one?"
    For the sake of argument, let's say you do."
    Who says I want an argument?”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #27
    Neal Shusterman
    “Fine," Connor tells him. "Think about stuff until your head explodes. But the only thing I want to think about is surviving to eighteen."

    I find your shallowness both refreshing and disappointing at the same time. Do you think that means I need therapy?”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind

  • #28
    J.K. Rowling
    “Kill me then,' panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. 'Kill me like you killed him, you coward-'

    DON'T-' screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the house behind them- 'CALL ME A COWARD!”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #29
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #30
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #31
    Sarah Dessen
    “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever



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