The bullies who instilled that hatred were never made to account. I think they should. I think they should because he died that day, too.
Just because you took longer than others, doesn’t mean you failed.
We’d seen it a million times before, since girls on the Tracks rarely knew of loyalty. She’d be gone when the breeze got under her skin. “You can’t trust Vagabond hearts. They are already so broken that they think nothing of breaking yours,” he had explained once. I wondered who was the first to break his heart-where he’d gained that knowledge the first time around.
Do everything with the greatest possible calm and serenity and out of the greatest, purest and holiest love of Jesus and Mary.
Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words,
Remembers me of his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form
When you listen to G. T. Stoop, you understand the importance of being a honorable person, you get charged to fight for the truth, you get angry that so many politicians are playing games with people’s trust.
Don’t condemn me to the prison of your bullshit.
Ender nodded. It was a lie, of course, that it wouldn’t hurt a bit. But since adults always said it when it was going to hurt, he could count on that statement as an accurate prediction of the future. Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.
A bully hides his fears with fake bravado. That is the opposite of self-assertiveness.
Even the ugliest swan is still more beautiful than the loveliest crown on the fence, Anna thought