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The Last Town (Wayward Pines, #3) The Last Town by Blake Crouch
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“I wish we lived in a world where actions were measured by the intentions behind them. But the truth is, they’re measured by their consequences.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I’ve found in my life that sometimes the best company is your own.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I know it’s crazy, but I’m holding tight to the idea that a small act of kindness can have real resonance.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to.” “Why?” “Because they’re the right things.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“In the world we came from, our existence was so easy. And so full of discontent because it was so easy. How do you find meaning when you’re one of seven billion? When food, clothing, everything you need is just one Walmart away? When we numb our minds to sleep on all manner of screens and HD entertainment, the meaning of life, of our existence and purpose, becomes lost.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Because no matter what had happened in the past, in this harrowing present, everybody needed everybody.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I think I finally understand why God went away and left the world to destroy itself.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“What it comes down to for me is that I’d rather us make bad decisions as a group, than to live in the absence of freedom.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“The old woman sat in her leather recliner, the footrest extended, a dinner tray on her lap. By candlelight, she turned the cards over, halfway through a game of Solitaire. Next door, her neighbors were being killed. She hummed quietly to herself. There was a jack of spades. She placed it under the queen of hearts in the middle column. Next a six of diamonds. It went under the seven of spades. Something crashed into her front door. She kept turning the cards over. Putting them in their right places. Two more blows. The door burst open. She looked up. The monster crawled inside, and when it saw her sitting in the chair, it growled. “I knew you were coming,” she said. “Didn’t think it’d take you quite so long.” Ten of clubs. Hmm. No home for this one yet. Back to the pile. The monster moved toward her. She stared into its small, black eyes. “Don’t you know it’s not polite to just walk into someone’s house without an invitation?” she asked. Her voice stopped it in its tracks. It tilted its head. Blood—from one of her neighbor’s no doubt—dripped off its chest onto the floor. Belinda put down the next card. “I’m afraid this is a one-player game,” she said, “and I don’t have any tea to offer you.” The monster opened its mouth and screeched a noise out of its throat like the squawk of a terrible bird. “That is not your inside voice,” Belinda snapped. The abby shrunk back a few steps. Belinda laid down the last card. “Ha!” She clapped. “I just won the game.” She gathered up the cards into a single deck, split it, then shuffled. “I could play Solitaire all day every day,” she said. “I’ve found in my life that sometimes the best company is your own.” A growl idled again in the monster’s throat. “You cut that right out!” she yelled. “I will not be spoken to that way in my own home.” The growl changed into something almost like a purr. “That’s better,” Belinda said as she dealt a new game. “I apologize for yelling. My temper sometimes gets the best of me.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“When your world falls apart, cling to the familiar.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“So we all embark wondering what lies over the horizon, what’s around the next bend. And isn’t that, in the end, what drives us?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“How would one publish a living book, whose stories never ended?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“In the world we came from, our existence was so easy. And so full of discontent because it was so easy. How do you find meaning when you’re one of seven billion? When food, clothing, everything you need is just one Walmart away? When we numb our minds to sleep on all manner of screens and HD entertainment, the meaning of life.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Wish we lived in a world where actions were measured by the intentions behind them. But the truth is, they’re measured by their consequences.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“When we numb our minds to sleep on all manner of screens and HD entertainment, the meaning of life, of our existence and purpose, becomes lost.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“He also carried that whiff of unearned arrogance that seems to cling to those who crave authority for the sheer sake of power.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” JOB”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“They didn’t live anymore in a world where life was to be colorful and celebrated. Life had become something you clung to, that you bit down hard on against the pain, like the rubber block in a session of electroshock therapy.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I don’t know what you want anymore. You murdered an entire town. Your own daughter. Years ago, your wife. Where does it end? Where’s the line?” “There is no line.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“What about the abbies?” Ethan asked. “As a food source?” “Yeah.” “First off, gross.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I would rather die today than live in that sick illusion of a town for one more hour. Like prisoners. Like slaves.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Is there a fate worse than being halfway evil?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“I wish we lived in a world where actions were measured by the intentions behind them. But the truth is, they’re measured by their consequences.” “Look,”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“He doesn’t know where he is or, for that matter, who he is. A clear mask is lowered to his mouth. The voice—a woman’s—urges him, “Take a long, deep breath, and keep breathing in.” The gas he inhales is warm, concentrated oxygen. It flows down his windpipe and hits his lungs with a welcome burst of heat. Though her mouth is covered, the woman leaning over him is smiling at him with her eyes. “Better?” she asks. He nods. Her face grows sharper. And her voice . . . Something familiar.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“That's not the way the human heart works. I can't just amputate what I feel.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
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“Fear suddenly wore him like a glove.”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town
“Was there even a point to the creation of books and art when humanity lived on the precipice of extinction?”
Blake Crouch, The Last Town

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