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Chapter 6 Quotes

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Daphne du Maurier
“Either you go to America with Mrs. Van Hopper or you come home to Manderley with me."
"Do you mean you want a secretary or something?"
"No, I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Sun Tzu
“Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Gayle Forman
“I'll be your mess, you be mine
That was the deal that we had signed”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Cassandra Clare
“The foundations of your childhood, they stay with you.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
“We replanted. The loss was substantial, but it was overshadowed completely by losing you.”
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Language of Flowers

Steven Pinker
“We hear speech as a string of separate words, but unlike the tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it, a word boundary with no one to hear it has no sound. In the speech sound wave, one word runs into the next seamlessly; there are no little silences between spoken words the way there are white spaces between written words. We simply hallucinate word boundaries when we reach the edge of a stretch of sound that matches some entry in our mental dictionary. This becomes apparent when we listen to speech in a foreign language: it is impossible to tell where one word ends the next begins. The seamlessness of speech is also apparent in 'oro­nyms', strings of sound that can be carved into words in two different ways: The good can decay many ways / The good candy came anyways.”
Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Phillip W. Simpson
“Stained-glass windows glowed faintly in the moonlight streaming through, illuminating the sculpture of Christ on the cross that hung above the altar.
It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.

Then the sculpture seemed to move, and Christ’s body twisted on the cross to look directly at him. ...Jesus, the son of God and his saviour, seemed be smiling at him.”
Phillip W. Simpson, Rapture

Phillip W. Simpson
“Because I had to see for myself. I had to see inside the church. To see who it is that I’m fighting for.”

“And did you see?”

(remembered Jesus, the son of God and his saviour smiling at him.)Sam smiled. “Yes, I most certainly did.”
Phillip W. Simpson, Rapture

Phillip W. Simpson
“Part of you isn’t demon,” she said. “You’re all human – you just have those horns for decoration.”
Phillip W. Simpson, Rapture

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
“As she looked me up and down, I felt like a daughter returning from summer camp to a mother who had worried unnecessarily. Except instead of summer camp it had been my entire adolescence, emancipation, homelessness, and single parenthood, and I couldn't rightly say that Elizabeth's worry had been unwarranted”
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Language of Flowers

Steven Pinker
“So what's in a name? The answer, we have seen, is, a great deal. In the sense of a morphological product, a name is an intricate structure, elegantly assembled by layers of rules and lawful even at its quirkiest. And in the sense of a listeme, a name is a pure symbol, part of a cast of thousands, rapidly acquired because of a harmony between the mind of the child, the mind of the adult, and the texture of reality.”
Steven Pinker

Anthony Trollope
“... I may question the infallibility of the teachers, but I hope that I shall not therefore be accused of doubt as to the thing to be taught.”
Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope
“It is much less difficult for the sufferer to be generous than for the oppressor.”
Anthony Trollope, The Warden