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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
“Books are like truth serum-- if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of everything, even pain.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“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
“Sure it will hurt. But so what? Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of anything, even pain.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Remembering is a great invention of the mind.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“You don't need a time machine if you know how to remember.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“His heart was simply to big for his body.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“I never had a brian till freak came along..”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Good riddance to bad rubbish.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“remembering is a great invention of the mind, and if you try hard enough you can remember anything, whether it really happened or not.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Remembering is just an invention of the mind... It means that if you want to, you can remember anything, whether it happened or not... You don't need a time machine if you can remember.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Do not despair, my friend. Today is theirs, but the future is ours”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe
“You ever notice how long it takes for things to happen when you know they're supposed to happen? My fake Walkman has a built-in alarm, and I set it for two in the morning and wear the headphones to bed, but before you can wake up you have to fall asleep, and I never DO fall asleep because I keep waiting for the alarm to go off.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
tags: book
“Every word is part of a picture, Every sentence is a picture. All you have to do is link them together.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“I could tell you all the medical terminology,' She says. 'But what finally happened is his heart got to big for his body' ”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Matter of fact, I watch tons of tube, but I also read tons of books so I can figure out what's true and what's fake, which isn't always easy. Books are like truth serum--if you don't read, you can't figure out what's real.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“Expel the object!" Freak shouts. "Regurgitate, you big moron!" and he gives me another thump and I cough up this yucky mess, but I'm still laughing so hard my nose is running.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
tags: humor
“MASSIVES, fat heads who assume that television tells the truth" -Kevin 'Freak' from Freak's Dictionary --"Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick pg 165”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that’s the truth, the whole truth.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“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
“BOOK, a four-letter word for truth serum" -Kevin 'Freak' from Freak's Dictionary --"Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick pg 161”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“READING, beaming up into books" -Kevin 'Freak' from Freak's Dictionary --"Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick pg 167”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“LIBRARY, where they keep the truth serum, and the magic carpets" -Kevin 'Freak' from Freak's Dictionary --"Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick pg 165”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
“It all boils down to this: A person has only two options in life, to do something or to do nothing.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
“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
“What a goon, except it really is funny, me trying to sneeze a hot dog through my nose, and we're both laughing like total morons.”
Rodman Philbrick, Freak the Mighty
tags: humor
“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

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