Quotes By The Other Normals

“Sometimes when you open a book, time stops.”


“How can you live without stars? What keeps you from thinking about yourself all the time?”


“Honor? What do you care about honor? Honor gets people killed!' 'At least they die for something,' I say, and he doesn't protest further.”


“You can't see stars in New York."

"That's horrible. How can you live without stars? What keeps you from thinking about yourself all the time?”


“The wall is home base. The wall won't move. If I stand at the wall, I won't be expected to move. This is what it means to be a wallflower. Now I understand.”


“I don't want to brag, but if I go through this, and I go back to camp, I'll have something unique to talk about. I can be like, 'Hey, not only am I not a virgin, I lost my virginity to a frog-headed exotic dancer.' Will that be something to brag about or something to be ashamed of?”


“Someday someone is going to find this pelvis sexy or I'll never have children.”


“My brother,' Mortin says as Leidan shuffles away. 'So much potential, wasted.' He takes a swig of beer. I wonder whose potential he really thinks is wasted. I look through his upturned drink at the walls and ceiling. Things look sadder when glimpsed through alcohol.”


“I picked Ember. After I started working with Mortin.' 'Why?' 'Because embers turn into flames.”