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“Andrew is not good at mollifying, at saying what people want to hear. He excels at saying what he wants people to hear. That is not the same as telling-it-like-it-is, a folksy descriptor that is spin for being an entitled asshole.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“They share another long look. This one is reserved for ill-fated observers in the moments before impending, inescapable calamity, whether it be natural disaster or violent failure of humanity; a look of resigned melancholy and awe, unblinking in the face of a revealed, horrific, sacred truth. And they realize again, in this darkest hour of the darkest day, they remain alone, fundamentally alone.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“Her dads warned her that some people won't understand their family and might say ignorant (their word) and hurtful things to her and it might not be their fault because of what they've been taught by other ignorant people with too much hate in their hearts, and, yes, it was very sad. Wen assumed they were talking about the same bad or stranger-danger people that hide in the city and want to take her away, but the more they talked to her about what Scott had said and why others might say things like that, too, the more it seemed like they were talking about everyday kind of people. Weren't the three of them everyday kind of people? She pretended to understand for her dads' sake, but she didn't and still doesn't. Why do she and her family need to be understood or explained to anyone else?”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“Just because you have a scar doesn’t mean you have something wrong with you, Wen.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“Not all gifts are easy to accept. The most important gifts are often the ones we wish with all our hearts to refuse.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“If Leonard again insists the four of them are regular, everyday people—as though everyday people have nothing but love in their hearts and are always reasonable and have never committed atrocities in the name of their self-proclaimed everydayness—Andrew is going to scream until he can’t scream anymore. He gets it; of course they are regular people. That message (there are regular people and there are others) is”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“No matter how bleak or dire, end-of-the-world scenarios appeal to us because we take meaning from the end... there's also undeniable allure to witnessing the beginning of the end and perishing alone with everyone and everything else.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“She juts out her lower jaw, a purposeful imitation of Daddy Eric when she asks him a question with an answer that isn't yes right away, but will be yes eventually if she waits long enough.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“An ever-evolving mental life is impossible to fully detail, even by the owner, and one generally goes from day to day unquestioning one’s own being or consciousness, with absolute faith in this is who I am and this is how I think.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“He’d irrationally hoped he could somehow put off indefinitely the future day on which she would recognize cruelty, ignorance, and injustice were the struts and pillars of the social order, as unavoidable and inevitable as the weather.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“He’ll be doomed to say sorry for eternity and no one will listen and no one will believe him.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“The cabin is now a haunted house, baptized by yesterday’s violence,”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“Mrs. Amstutz asked Eric three times how much he thought the cross weighed. He thinks of the question every time he goes to church and sees the cross hanging over the altar, and every time, he remembers his answer: the ten-year old Eric squeaked out that he couldn't imagine anything being that heavy.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“Too many people have smiles that don’t mean what a smile is supposed to mean.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World
“You know, I never realized the end of the world would be kept to such a tight, regimented TV Guide schedule.”
Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World