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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  1. #1
    “I had a rule that it was better to be bored by yourself than to be bored with someone else. I pretty much lived by that rule. Maybe that’s why I didn’t have any friends.”
  2. #2
    “Through all of youth I was looking for you without knowing what I was looking for.”
  3. #3
    “As Dante and I lay on our backs in the bed of my pickup and gazed out at the summer stars, I was free.”
  4. #4
    “I wasn’t afraid anymore. I thought of that look on my mother’s face when I’d told her I was ashamed. I thought of that look of love and compassion that she wore as she looked at me.”
  5. #5
    “You don’t have to say anything. I know we’re different. We’re not the same.”
  6. #6
    “I wanted to tell them that he was the first human being, apart from my mother, who had ever made me want to talk about the things that scared me.”
  1. #7
    “I was harder than Dante. I think I’d tried to hide that hardness from him because I’d wanted him to like me. But now he knew. That I was hard. And maybe that was okay. Maybe he could like the fact that I was hard just as I liked the fact that he wasn’t hard.”
  2. #9
    “Ari, the problem isn’t just that Dante’s in love with you. The real problem—for you, anyway—is that you’re in love with him.”
  3. #10
    “I wanted to tell them so many things yet I didn’t have the words. So I stupidly repeated myself.”
  4. #11
    “The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.”

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  1. #13
    “Even though summers were made mostly of sun and heat, summers for me were about storms that came and went. And left me feeling alone.”
  2. #15
    “You have to be who you are. And I have to be who I am. That’s the way that it is.”
  3. #16
    “The truth is, Ari, I miss El Paso. When we first moved there, I hated it. But now I think about El Paso all the time. And I think of you.”
  4. #17
    “I don’t like to watch TV. I’m out of touch with my own generation. And I have you and Mom to thank for that.”
  5. #19
    “The world was so silent. There was a barrier between me and the world, and I thought for a moment that the world had never wanted me and now it was taking the opportunity to get rid of me.”
  6. #20
    “There was a tear running down his cheek. It seemed like a river in the light of the setting sun.”