to be somewhere safe, where one half of the couple won’t ask the other, What the HELL are you looking at? Somewhere safe? Is there such a place? Despite That, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins, 2009, 186
You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, 2010, 179
Got to be my favorite quote in the book!
Bod smiled proudly. Then the smile stopped and he looked grave once again. He said, “But you’ll always be here, Silas, won’t you? And I won’t ever had to leave, if I don’t want to?”
“Everything in its season,” said Silas, and he said no more that night.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, 2010, 150
“You are ignorant, boy,” said Miss Lupescu. “This is bad. And you are content to be ignorant, which is worse.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, 2010, 71
Well, you can’t stay here all your life. Can you? One day you’ll grow up and then you will have to go and live in the world outside. 60
“Name the different kinds of people, ” said Miss Lupescu. “Now.”
Bod thought for a moment. “The living,” he said. “Er. The dead.” He stopped. Then, “…Cats?” he offered, uncertainly.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, 2010, 70
Then he would just be his usual clueless self in the forever repeating clueless world. Way easier than manning up.
Life on the Preservation, Jack Skillingstead, 2013, 267
“You haven’t lose your mind and you know it.”
“Yeah, I guess. But crazy people never believe they’re crazy.”
“So… what, you want to believe you’re crazy because that would mean you aren’t crazy, since crazy people never believe they’re crazy?”
“Something like that.”
Life on the Preservation, Jack Skillingstead, 2013, 265