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Because of Winn-Dixie Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
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“There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“You can't always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
tags: dogs
“Do you think everybody misses somebody? Like I miss my mama?” “Mmmm-hmmm,” said Gloria. She closed her eyes. “I believe, sometimes, that the whole world has an aching heart.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“It's hard not to immediately fall in love witha dog who has a good sense of humor.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
tags: dogs
“We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“Dear God, thank you for warm summer nights and candlelight and good food. But thank you most of all for friends. We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us. We pray in Christ's name, Amen.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“Men and boys always want to go fight. They are always looking for a reason to go to war. It is the saddest thing. They have this abiding notion that war is fun. And no history lesson will convince them differently.”
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tags: war
“Other people’s tragedies should not be the subject of idle conversation.”
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“Thinking about her was the same as the hole you keep on feeling with your tongue after you lose a tooth. Time after time, my mind kept going to that empty spot, the spot where I felt like she should be.”
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“Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one? ”
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“I believe, sometimes, that the whole world has an aching heart." - Gloria Dump”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“You can’t always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“There is nothing worse than war in the summetime.”
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tags: war
“Yes, ma'am. He figured the world was a sorry affair and that it had enough ugly things in it and what he was going to do was concentrate on putting something sweet in it.”
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“I lay there and thought how life was like a Littmus Lozenge, how the sweet and the sad were all mixed up together and how hard it was to separate them out. It was confusing.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“I loved the preacher so much. I loved him because he loved Winn-Dixie. I loved him because he was going to forgive Winn-Dixie for being afraid. But most of all, I loved him for putting his arm around Winn-Dixie like that, like he was already trying to keep him safe.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“you got to remember, you can’t always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“There ain’t no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“tongue after you lose a tooth. Time after time, my mind kept going to that empty spot, the spot where I felt like she should be. When I told Gloria Dump about Otis and how he got arrested, she laughed so hard she had to grab hold of her false teeth so they wouldn’t fall out of her mouth.”
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“sight”
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“My name’s Gloria Dump,” she said. “Ain’t that a terrible last name? Dump?” “My last name is Buloni,” I said. “Sometimes the kids at school back home in Watley called me ‘Lunch Meat.’” “Hah!” Gloria Dump laughed. “What about this dog? What you call him?” “Winn-Dixie,” I said. Winn-Dixie thumped his tail on the ground. He tried smiling, but it was hard with his mouth all full of peanut butter. “Winn-Dixie?” Gloria Dump said. “You mean like the grocery store?” “Yes ma’am,” I said. “Whooooeee,” she said. “That takes the strange-name prize, don’t it?” “Yes ma’am,” I said. “I was just fixing to make myself a peanut-butter sandwich,” she said. “You”
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“smiled back. Winn-Dixie”
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“But in the meantime, you got to remember, you can't always judge people by the things they done. You got to judge them by what they are doing now.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“Sometimes, it seemed like everybody in the world was lonely. I thought about my mama. Thinking about her was the same as the hole you keep on feeling with your tongue after you lose a tooth. Time after time, my mind kept going to that empty spot, the spot where i felt like she should be.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“There ain't no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
“But I'm not ready to let Winn-Dixie go.”
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