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Beatrice Sparks Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Beatrice Sparks
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“I’m partly somebody else trying to fit in and say the right things and do the right thing and be in the right place and wear what everybody else is wearing. Sometimes I think we’re all trying to be shadows of each other, trying to buy the same records and everything even if we don’t like them. Kids are like robots, off an assembly line, and I don’t want to be a robot!”
Beatrice Sparks
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Go Ask Alice
book
Alice
character
fitting in
robots
imitations
likeness
concepts
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“Why is life so difficult? Why can’t we just be ourselves and have everyone accept us the way we are?”
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“I’m not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I’ve gotten from books.”
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“I really am only one infinitely small part of an aching humanity.”
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“My mind possessed the wisdoms of the ages, and there were no words adequate to describe them.”
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“I wouldn’t intentionally hurt anyone in this whole world. I wouldn’t hurt them physically or emotionally, how then can people so consistently do it to me? Even my parents treat me like I’m stupid and inferior and ever short. I guess I’ll never measure up to anyone’s expectations. I surely don’t measure up to what I’d like to be.”
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“Tonight will ring in a wonderful new year for me. How humbly grateful I am to be rid of the old one.”
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“How is it possible for me to be so miserable and embarrassed and humiliated and beaten and still function, still talk and smile and concentrate?”
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“I don’t want to get old. I have this very silly fear, dear friend, that one day I’ll be old, without ever having really been young.”
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“It’s terrible not to have a friend. I’m so lonely and so alone. I think it’s worse on weekends than during the week, but I don’t know. It’s pretty bad all the time.”
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“I’ve lived in this room all my fifteen years, all my 5,530 days. I’ve laughed and cried and moaned and muttered in this room. I’ve loved people and things and hated them. It’s been a big part of my life, of me. Will we ever be the same when we’re closed in by other walls? Will we think other thoughts and have different emotions? Oh, Mother, Daddy, maybe we’re making a mistake, maybe we’ll be leaving too much of ourselves behind!”
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“It’s a good thing most people bleed on the inside or this would really be a gory, blood-smeared earth.”
Alice
character
violence
gory
blood
concepts
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“But I think when a person gets older she should be able to discuss her problems and thoughts with other people, instead of just with another part of herself as you have been to me.”
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“I’m afraid to hope but I can’t help it, and the idea of hoping in this most hopeless of all places makes me want to cry.”
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“They have accepted me as an individual, as a personality, as an entity. I belong! I am important! I am somebody!”
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“I’m afraid to live and afraid to die...”
Alice
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living
dying
afraid
concepts
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“I wish I were popular and beautiful and wealthy and talented.”
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“She didn’t know whether she was running away from something or running to something, but she admitted that deep in her heart she wanted to go home.”
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“A raindrop just splashed on my forehead and it was like a tear from heaven. Are the clouds and the skies really weeping over me? Am I really alone in the whole wide gray world?”
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“I looked at sky this morning and realized summer is almost gone which really made me sad because it doesn’t seem as though it’s been here at all.”
Alice
character
gone
sadness
summer
concepts

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