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“Everybody have good and bad in them. But sometimes they are so focused on sad, scary stories in life that they forget the good. When that happen, you don't tell them they are bad. That only make is worse. You remind them of the good”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“It's hard to breathe. I know now: The moment when everything really falls apart--it's not during the big explosion. It's in the quiet after. And the feeling is not a shattering. Not quite”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“You mom doesn't believe in any of this. Her world is small. But you know: the world is bigger than what we see" -Halmoni”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“Lily, crazy not a good word. Not a thinking word. You seeing truth because you are a special one, and that not make you crazy, okay?" -Halmoni”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“But I believe in me. When you believe, that is you being brave. Sometime, believing is the bravest thing of all" -Halmoni”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“A cure is not about what we want. It's about what we need.”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“Story magic is powerful, powerful enough to change someone. And when a story is locked away, it's magic only grows. Sometimes is grows sour. The magic becomes a kind of poison." -the tiger”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“I like order. I like organization. The idea of all the information in the world, all organized, everything it its place- i like that idea. But I've been doing this job for a long time. And the thing I've learned is that stories aren't about order and organization. They're about feelings. And feelings don't always make sense. See, stories are like...water. Like rain. We can hold them tight, but they always slip through our fingers. That can be scary. But remember that water gives us life. It connects continents. It connects people. And in the quiet moments, when the water's still, sometimes we can see our own reflection." -Joe”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“If you are strong, you can hold more than one truth in your heart" -the tiger”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“I accept it, and warmth spreads up my fingertips and through my body. A small part of me perks up, smiles. And I'm not sure the smiles reaches my face, but maybe this is how healing starts - small bits of happiness waking up inside you, until maybe one day it spreads through your whole self" -Lily”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger
“I think about our conversation before, about learning who you are, even in not-you situations. I've been doing what, pushing back the edges of me - trying to find the borders - and I'm realizing that i"m so much more than I thought. Right now, I feel infinite." -Lily”
Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger