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The Last Book in the Universe The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
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“The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. "You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?" she asks.
"No, what?"
"Blue sky."
"You're zoomed."
"You ever eat blue sky?"
"No," I admit.
"Try it sometime," she says. "It's apple-flavored.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“Do not despair, my friend. Today is theirs, but the future is ours”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“The future is like the moon. You never expect to go there, or think about what it might be like.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“I don't have any of the answers, son. Never did. All I can do is keep asking the questions. Keep trying to make sense of why people do what they do.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“I used to belong to a family unit, with a foster mom and dad and my little sister, Bean, but that's over and I don't want to talk about what happened , or how unfair it was. Not yet. The less said about that the better, because if there's one thing I learned from Ryter it's that you can't always be looking backward or something will hit you from the front.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“I'm thinking maybe letting the latches burn is the right idea. Let everything burn until there's nothing left but ashes and cool rain.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“I know who the real hero is, and it isn't me or brave Lanaya. It's an old man with a white beard and a walking stick and a heart so big it won't let him stop thinking he can change the world by writing down things in a book no one will ever read.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“Shut up!" I say, holding my hands to my ears. "Shut up!"
But the stupid gummy won't shut up; he's trying to tell me something important even though I'm covering my ears and I don't want to hear it and I don't want to think about who I am or what's wrong with me or why I'm out here at the edge of the Urb, at the edge of the known world, listening to some old mope who's so crazy, he think about the future when everyone knows that the future doesn't exist.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“He's a feral child. No mother, no father, no one to care for him or raise him or teach him how to be human. So he's existed much like an animal, without language. He thinks in images, not word."
"How strange," Lanaya, sounding amazed.
Ryter shakes his head sadly. "Not strange, I'm afaraid. His condition is all too common in the latches. And becoming more common every day.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe

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