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“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,
"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."
While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
Crying to the moo-oo-oon,
"If only, If only.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”
Louis Sachar
“You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.”
Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”
Louis Sachar
“It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply;
Reflecting the sun and all that's gone by.
Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly.
Fly high, my baby bird,
My angel, my only”
Louis Sachar, Holes
tags: song
“What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don't seem to accomplish anything-just a few pages, most of which don't seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I'm very proud.”
Louis Sachar
“Rattlesnakes would be a lot more dangerous if they didn't have the rattle.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“But don't forget who you really are. And I'm not talking about your so-called real name. All names are made up by someone else, even the one your parents gave you. You know who you really are. When you're alone at night, looking up at the stars, or maybe lying in your bed in total darkness, you know that nameless person inside you...Your muscles will toughen. So will your heart and soul. That's necessary for survival. But don't lose touch with that person deep inside you, or else you won't really have survived at all.”
Louis Sachar, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake
“The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you don't have to write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result.”
Louis Sachar
“When you spend your whole life living in a hole, the only way you can go is up. (Zero/Hector Zeroni)”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“I hope I remember everything," said Toni.
"You won't," said Trapp. "That's how you learn. But after you make the same mistake one, or two, or five times, you'll eventually get it. And then you'll make new mistakes.”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
“You have only one life, make the most of it”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“You make the decision: Whom did God punish?”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“But I'm taking small steps
'Cause I don't know where I'm going
I'm taking small steps
And I don't know what to say.
Small steps,
Trying to pull myself together
And maybe I'll discover
A clue along the way!”
Louis Sachar, Small Steps
“Zero wasnt worried, " When you spend your whole life living in a shole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“You can't let anybody else tell you what your choices are. Sometimes they won't give you the right choice.”
Louis Sachar, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake
“Life is like crossing a river. If you take a huge step-aim for too bigger dreams-then the current will knock you off your feet and carry you away.
The way to do it is small steps, you will take hold of life. You will get there in the end.”
Louis Sacher
“In a way, it made him sad. He couldn't help but think that a hundred times zero was still nothing.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“I'm not stupid. I know everybody thinks I am. I just don't like answering their questions.”
louis sachar, Holes
“Well, let me tell you something, Caveman. You are here on account of one person. If it wasn't for that person, you wouldn't be here digging holes in the hot sun. You know who that person is?"
"My no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
tags: holes
“The time you quit learning is the time to quit playing.”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
“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.”
Louis Sachar, Wayside School Is Falling Down
“You're responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it's up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you -- for any of you.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“The impossible is more believable than the highly improbable.”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
“Each beat told him he was still alive, at least for one more second.”
Louis Sachar, Holes
“An idea doesn't die," said Trapp. "It exists somewhere, in its own dimension, waiting to be perceived.”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
“Okay, you were probably taught there are five senses," he said. "We see, hear, touch, smell and taste. But how do we know those are the only five? What are the senses that we don't have? What are we failing to perceive?”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
“We may be surrounded by some greater reality, to which we are oblivious. And even if we could somehow perceive it in some entirely new way, it is extremely doubtful we would be able to comprehend what we perceived.”
Louis Sachar, The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker

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