From Page 167:
The sting shot pain all the way to my elbow, causing me to marvel at how much punishment a minuscule creature can inflict.From Page 178:
The man holding the shovel handle walked right up to the truck bumper and stared at the boys with that same half smile, half sneer I had seen on T. Ray's face a thousand times, the sort of look conjured from power without benefit of love...From Page 277:
People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard. If God said in plain language, "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin.From Page 278:
I wished she'd been smart enough, or loving enough, to realize everbody has burdens that crush them, only they don't give up their children.From Page 279:
It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.From Page 286:
May caught her killing a roach with a flyswatter. She said, "Deborah Fontanel, every living creature on the earth is special. You want to be the one that puts an end to one of them?" Then she showed her how to make a trail of marshmallows and graham crackers.I don't know about you, but this last one makes me sure wish that our president bothered to read. All these quotes bend around our current situation like a double edged, serrated blade.