Unwinds didn't go out with a bang-they didn't even go out with a whimper. they went out with the silence of a candle flame pinched between two fingers.

— Neal Shusterman

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The Bill of Life was signed, the Unwind Accord went into effect, and the war was over. Everyone was so happy to end the war, no one cared about the consequences

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Fight, flight, and screw up royaly.

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Small victories are bet­ter than none.

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I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.

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Sure, when you're in the midst of your own suffering, it's easy to convince yourself that you're no good—but we are all tested in this life...The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end.

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Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon 'in service,' which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.

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...One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have-people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light.

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(Why did they call them sneakers if it was so hard to sneak in them?)

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It's called loitering, which is like littering with human beings as the trash.

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I think all mothers are alike, regardless of cultural background, when it comes to illogical cleaning.

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Either things happen for a reason, or they happen for no reason at all.

Either one's life is a thread in a glorious tapestry or humanity is just a hopelessly tangled knot.

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Sharks have a deadly form of claustrophobia.

It's not so much fear of enclosed spaces as it is inability to exist in them. No one knows why. Some say it's the metal in aquariums that throws their equilibrium off. But whatever it is, big sharks don't last long in captivity

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About Neal Shusterman

Quotes 221 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday November 12, 1962

When you live a life without questions, you're unprepared for the questions when they come.

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When you truly start to care about someone you become vulnerable to all sorts of things.

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Words don't hurt you." Which is one of the hugest criminal lies perpetrated by adults against children in this world. Because words hurt more than any physical pain.

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No true hero ever believes that they are one.

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It does, Tennyson, because there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. There’s a fine line between being assertive and being a bully. And you’re on the wrong side of both lines.

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Touch is a freaky thing when you're not used to it. It makes you feel all kinds of things.

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You see, a conflict always begins with an issue - a difference of opinion, an argument. But by the time it turns into a war, the issue doesn't matter anymore, because now it's about one thing and one thing only: how much each side hates the other.

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How do you judge the brightness of a light when you’re the source? A spotlight can never see the shadows it casts.

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[...] every time he forces himself to think before acting, it's her voice in his head telling him to slow down. He wants to tell her, but she's always so busy in the medical jet—and you don't just go to somebody and say, "I'm a better person because you're in my head.

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The woman wears a floral print blouse with lots of leaves and pink flowers.

Risa would like to attack her with a weed whacker.

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The moment you're loved, that's when you got your soul.

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A pedestal is the most insidious prison ever devised.

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...And perhaps you can sense, in some small twisting loop of your gut, the convergence of the wrong, of the right, and of the woefully misguided. If you do, then pay sharp attention to the moment you wake, and the moment you fall asleep...For maybe then you will know, without a shadow of a doubt, which is which.

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Stupid dreams. Even the good ones are bad, because they remind you how poorly reality measures up.

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You think you want to know the secrets of the universe.

You think you want to see the way things all fit together. You believe in your heart of hearts that enlightenment will save the world and set you free. Maybe it will. But the path to enlightenment is rarely a pleasant one.

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If your heart tells you something but your mind tells you something else, which do you believe? Both are just as apt to lie. In fact, they play at deceit all the time. Mostly they balance each other, giving us that crucial reality check. But what happens on the rare occasions when they conspire together?

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Walls don't fall without effort.

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Then you'd better listen, because me sounding like Bronte is one of the signs of the apocalypse-and if the end fo the world is coming, good deeds could earn you Judgment day brownie points.

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It's a big question. Where do you begin to change the world?

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Part of my job is to help other kids find books, because not everyone has a keenly organized mind. Some kids could wander the library for hours and still have no idea how to find anything. For them, the Dewey Decimal System might as well be advanced calculus.

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Crawley reached into the pocket of his fancy robe - a dinner jacket, I think it's called. The kind of thing Professer Plum would wear before killing Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candlestick.

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Mooooon!” said the Ogre. “Tranquility …” Then he pointed at the full moon. “Neil Armstrong walked in a sea of Tranquility.” Then he added, “It’s made of cheese. But you have to take off the plastic before you put it on a burger.” Mickey sighed. “What’s his story?” the wraith asked. “He’s chocolate,” Mikey said.

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I'm Switzerland; neutral as can be, and also with great chocolate.

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Milestone! This is a momentous occasion," he tells her cheerily.

"It should be witnessed by a friend." She throws him an icy gaze, and he does a verbal back pedal. "Aaaand since no friends are present, I'll have to do.

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It comes with being sixteen," Mom said.

"You teenagers, you go into a cocoon when you turn fifteen and don't come out for years." "So they become butterflies when they finally come out?" my little sister Christina asked. "No," Mom said. "They're still caterpillars, only now they're big fat caterpillars that smell.

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A family is a collection of strangers trapped in a web of DNA and forced to cope.

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We move in and out of darkness and light all our lives. Right now I'm pleased to be in the light.

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Why are you still with me, Fry?" CyFi asks after one of his body-shaking seizures. "Any sane dude woulda taken off days ago. "Who says I'm sane?" "Oh, you're sane, Fry. You're so sane, you scare me. You're so sane, it's insane.

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What's the point of living if you're going to hate the world? Guard your heart if you have to, but don't shut it away.

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Anger is only our friend when we know its caliber and how to aim it.

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But this isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is. -Connor

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From the end of the bar, the bartender threw a sidelong look at him, so Clarence pulled out a broken Bluetooth headset and fixed it to his ear. "I learned this trick while traveling with Mikey," Clarence told Nick. "Makes my brand of crazy the same as everyone else's.

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does a sick society get so used to its illness that it can't remember being well? what if the memory is too dangerous for the people who like things the way they are?

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Your hair looks funny," Lief said, as soon as the Ugloids left.

"It stands straight up!" No," said Nick, intensely irritated, "It's hanging straight down." Lief just gave him an upside-down shrug. "Up is down in China and you're part-Chinese.

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We'll never be ready. So I guess that means we're as ready as we'll ever be.

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In the backseat Moose and Squirrel inhabited a pair of six-year-old-twins, and wouldn't stop bickering and picking their noses. They were clearly in their element.

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The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end.

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